Errors during DCS update, install, repair

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Errors during DCS update, install, repair

ERROR: Version 2.5.X.***** is not available.

If you get  an ERROR: Version 2.5.X.***** is not available during install or repair/update, in most cases it is mean you are using an old version of DCS_updater.exe file.

This file should be updated automatically each release time. But some security software can block (cancel) an update process.
So, the file stay not updated and don't know about new DCS builds or patches.

To solve an error you need to download the latest dcs_updater from site:
http://updates.digitalcombatsimulator.com/
unzip the file and replace dcs_updater.exe in the "bin" folder
..\Eagle Dynamics\DCS World\bin\

Then, run DCS World game and repeat the process of install, repair, update.

ERROR: Can't copy or Can't move the file dcs.exe / DCS_updater.exe

possible errors in the file autoupdate_log.txt from root DCS World folder :

The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.

For example after running update you get the following error:
can't move Disk:\dcs world\_downloads\bin/dcs.exe to Disk:\dcs world 2 [openbeta]\bin/dcs.exe (183) cannot create a file when that file already exists.
After clicking ok to that error you get the following error:
can't run Disk:\dcs world\bin/dcs.exe (2) the system cannot find the file specified.

It could be due to Antivirus software that DCS captures the keyboard stroke directly instead of Windows standard API/handle. And this can be considered as unfriendly behavior by some Antivirus software

the recommendation is to turn off Antivirus and security monitoring software (such as 360, etc.) on your computer

Check the disk space and admin rights for DCS World folder

then start DCS World update or repair again

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