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AR# 31743

ISE 10.1 Install - Running Xilinx Update results in "An error was detected in the archive" on Windows


I am trying to update my ISE Design Suite 10.1 install on Windows OS, and I receive the following message:

"An error was detected in the archive."

My install software is on a mapped network drive, and I tried installing updates for multiple tools. How do I get the necessary updates?


This is a known issue in 10.1 and will be fixed for future releases. The issue has to do with updating multiple tools within ISE Design Suite (PlanAhead, ISE, EDK, DSP Tools, ChipScope) on a mapped network drive.

To fix this problem, install the patch below or use the work-around supplied:



Extract the Patch and follow the directions in the "readme.txt" file.


There are several work-arounds for this issue.

- Update only one tool at a time. From the Xilinx Updates page, select only one tool to update at a time. Repeat until all updates are complete.

- Download the individual Service Packs from:


and install the updates.

AR# 31743
Date Created 09/29/2008
Last Updated 04/14/2010
Status Archive
Type General Article