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Windows 7: Warcraft 3 Frozen Throne and Windows 7


01 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Warcraft 3 Frozen Throne and Windows 7

I've gone through the hell of updating it and now when I go to battle.net in WC3 it gets to "downloading data files" and says that there was an error writing to your hard drive. I have tried running in administrator mode, windows xp compatibility mode, tried taking control, nothing works. I am about to just give up, I want to know if anyone can help me.

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01 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 64 bit build 7600
 
 

Welcome to seven forums!
I checked the warcraft 3 software in the windows 7 compatibility center and it told me that it is suppose to be compatible. However, I googled the software and found many problems with it and windows 7. Ill report back to you after I search for a possible solution okay?

Update:
I found a solution: Go to the warcraft installation folder.
Select War3.exe then, right click it, properties.

Compatibility -> check disable desktop composition.

Source: http://www.vistax64.com/vista-games/...ndows-7-a.html
Happy gamine!
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01 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capella View Post
Welcome to seven forums!
I checked the warcraft 3 software in the windows 7 compatibility center and it told me that it is suppose to be compatible. However, I googled the software and found many problems with it and windows 7. Ill report back to you after I search for a possible solution okay?

Update:
I found a solution: Go to the warcraft installation folder.
Select War3.exe then, right click it, properties.

Compatibility -> check disable desktop composition.

Source: Different Warcraft 3 Frozen Throne Problem in Windows 7 - Vista Forums
Happy gamine!
thanks for the reply but that didnt work. it still says the same thing
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01 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 64 bit build 7600
 
 

It says that there is an error writing to your hard drive right? then do this...uninstall whatever you have, then reinstall the software onto another folder that is not in the program files folder (ex: external hdd, other partition, etc.)
Tell me if it works!
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01 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capella View Post
It says that there is an error writing to your hard drive right? then do this...uninstall whatever you have, then reinstall the software onto another folder that is not in the program files folder (ex: external hdd, other partition, etc.)
Tell me if it works!
I have tried installing it in another folder already.. no success
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01 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 64 bit build 7600
 
 

Okay, this is really really a last resort but this will ELIMINATE a permission error. This is pretty risky though.
Go to cmd, run as administrator and type in : net user administrator /active:yes
This will create a new user account that gives you absolute control as a full administrator, not as a partial administrator (default). Log out and sign in to the new account. Keep in mind that by default, this full admin account doesn't have uac or protected mode turned on by default.
Now, from this account, try reinstalling the software. There shouldn't be a permission error. If there is, then its the installer or an incompatibility with a core part of windows 7. Then, it would be very hard to get it running

When you are done doing this, log off the net user admin, and logon to your user account. Go to cmd, and erase the net user admin: net user administrator /active:no

I hope for you the best!
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01 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capella View Post
Okay, this is really really a last resort but this will ELIMINATE a permission error. This is pretty risky though.
Go to cmd, run as administrator and type in : net user administrator /active:yes
This will create a new user account that gives you absolute control as a full administrator, not as a partial administrator (default). Log out and sign in to the new account. Keep in mind that by default, this full admin account doesn't have uac or protected mode turned on by default.
Now, from this account, try reinstalling the software. There shouldn't be a permission error. If there is, then its the installer or an incompatibility with a core part of windows 7. Then, it would be very hard to get it running

When you are done doing this, log off the net user admin, and logon to your user account. Go to cmd, and erase the net user admin: net user administrator /active:no

I hope for you the best!
thanks, I will try this later on or tomorrow.
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01 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The problem is that when I go back to my account and play it is unable to download the files from battle.net... i dont know
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01 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 64 bit build 7600
 
 

So it worked really on the net user administrator? but cannot work in the standard account?
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01 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capella View Post
So it worked really on the net user administrator? but cannot work in the standard account?
it works on the administrator one but not on mine. its something to do with permissions or something idk
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