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Windows 7: Halo 2 refuses to install - can't find performance information


08 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Halo 2 refuses to install - can't find performance information

Hi,

I just bought the retail dvd of Halo 2 and I'm trying to install it on Windows 7.

The install pops up a message box that says
Quote:
"This computer's performance information has not been created.

You should create performance information on this computer before running Halo 2 for Windows Vista.

Click Start, Control Panel, System and Maintenance, and Performance Information and Tools."
and the installation stops when I hit 'Run' anyway.

But I have done a performance test to create a score of 5.9. I have a quad core i7 with 12 gig of ram and a 2gig Nvidia graphics card. It seems Halo 2 just doesn't recognise the performance information.

I've searched but I haven't found anyone else who has had this problem.

Any help appreciated.

(As a programmer, I can't believe Microsoft seems to have locked this game into Vista-specific requirements - that violates the basic future-proofing principles that Microsoft has been espousing to programmers for years. Sheesh.)


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08 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

This is the first time I see this problem and I am baffled as well... I am sure you used the "Run as Admin" feature? also tried the compatibility mode?
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08 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
This is the first time I see this problem and I am baffled as well... I am sure you used the "Run as Admin" feature? also tried the compatibility mode?
Yes to both, in every combination of 'Run as Admin' and compatibility mode for Vista, Vista SP1 and Vista SP2. The same result every time.
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08 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Was Halo 2 a Vista Native game or was it out when XP was out? Just to know, not that it will make a difference on your problem.

Have you tried updating your drivers? if nothing happens at least you know you got the latest one!
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08 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
Was Halo 2 a Vista Native game or was it out when XP was out? Just to know, not that it will make a difference on your problem.

Have you tried updating your drivers? if nothing happens at least you know you got the latest one!
Halo 2 was made for Vista only - it probably would have worked on XP but Microsoft seems to have been trying to force people to upgrade to Vista, so they made it impossible to install on XP.

I already have the latest drivers, but that wouldn't cause this problem anyway - it seems to be more a problem of Halo 2 being poorly written in that it relies on OS-version specific configurations. A lot of people have been completely unable to install Halo 2 on Windows 7 because of the game's Vista-specific requirements, although the problem I'm having is a new one .
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08 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Wierd I had no problems installing halo 2 on win 7,try installing in xp compatibly.
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08 Jun 2012   #7

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

That is Microsoft for you... I hope you get to solve your issue soon!
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08 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
Wierd I had no problems installing halo 2 on win 7,try installing in xp compatibly.
I tried that also - the installation gave me a message about not being able to install on XP.
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08 Jun 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
Was Halo 2 a Vista Native game or was it out when XP was out? Just to know, not that it will make a difference on your problem.

Have you tried updating your drivers? if nothing happens at least you know you got the latest one!
Halo 2 was made shortly after Vista was created. It uses DirectX10 and XP is unable to use DirectX10. I've been told by friends that some game cracking groups have made the game work with DirectX9 so that it would work with Windows XP (and I have absolutely no idea how the hell they managed that).

It was one of Microsoft's dumber schemes to make people buy Vista if you ask me.

I had the game for a while (the actual box version), and I installed it on my Windows 7 just fine. I uninstalled it though after I beat the game. It was kinda boring after the I beat it the first time. Just not one of the game's I'd replay.
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08 Jun 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Richardc269 View Post

I had the game for a while (the actual box version), and I installed it on my Windows 7 just fine.
That's what I've seen in searching for solutions - some people have installed and run Halo 2 on Windows 7 without any problem, while others have been unable to at all, or have had to perform hacks (like disabling and renaming the Windows 7 cryptographic services while installing the game).

A lot of the problems seem to stem from Halo 2's reliance on specific versions of system files or applications like 'Games for Windows Live' version 1, but it's all a matter of guesswork and trial and error to find out what is causing a particular problem - the installer and the game provide no help in identifying the cause.

It looks like I've just acquired another useless dvd to gather dust on my games shelf lol.

Thanks for the help anyway.
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