Alright, so the other Windows 7 forum has apparently collapsed so now I'm here. As far as I can tell I don't think anyone has solved this problem but I think a few other people are having it.
I cannot install a single one of my games onto my computer after a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit. Not one. To illustrate this point as clearly as possible, here is what I've tried to install so far with no success: Red Alert 3, Dragon Age, Grand Theft Auto 4, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Left4Dead, Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance, Hitman: Bloodmoney, Fallout 3, Empire: Total War, Portal, and a few others.
The reaons for these errors eludes me. It's been everything from "corrupt files" to "data errors" to something about the "medium" being bad...unless a gremlin put all of my game CDs/DVDs into the microwave one night and then methodically put them all back, I sincerely doubt the games themselves are the problem. I've heard someone say something about the "HsMgr.exe" but I have no idea what that means.
I've tried running install in compatibility mode, I've tried running it as an administrator, I've tried extracting the contents of the discs onto my computer and running from there...nothing has worked. Not a single one of my games will install on this computer.
In short, can someone please help me out here?