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Windows 7: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 4


01 Jul 2010   #11

Windows 7
 
 

What does the directx have to do with installing it?
But just now, I ran the setup.exe file as admin (I forgot to do that the first time) and it popped up a new complaint, that it couldn't find the address for the file I just ran, namely the setup.exe file.

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01 Jul 2010   #12

Windows 7
 
 

Oh, and yes, I did try running it in a different mode like you said, but it didn't work. Why would an XP compatibility work on a Windows 7 machine?

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01 Jul 2010   #13

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by candidcamera View Post
What does the directx have to do with installing it?
But just now, I ran the setup.exe file as admin (I forgot to do that the first time) and it popped up a new complaint, that it couldn't find the address for the file I just ran, namely the setup.exe file.

CC
i suggested directx, as i did a bit of googling and saw that it helped others with a similar problem to you.

what exactly is the error message you see? press include a screenshot of it if you can, so we've got more to go on, and can be more helpful.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by candidcamera View Post
Oh, and yes, I did try running it in a different mode like you said, but it didn't work. Why would an XP compatibility work on a Windows 7 machine?

CC
compatibility mode is a windows 7 feature that allows certain old software to run fine in windows 7. the operating system 'pretends' to be xp (or vista), so the problem program is happy. unfortunately this didn't help you with your cod4 error, but it often sorts out similar problems.
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01 Jul 2010   #14

Windows 7
 
 

Alright, here is the picture of my latest problem. I'm installing the DirectX right now, we'll see what that does...

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01 Jul 2010   #15

Windows 7
 
 

On the other hand, when I go and run the actual game and hit install from there, this is what I get:

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01 Jul 2010   #16

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

ok, i'm only guessing here, and may be completely wrong in my suggestions, BUT...

it looks like there's a problem installing the patch included in the setup files. i don't like the look of the file locations shown in the screenshots.

try downloading the patch seperately from here, and try installing it. it might work...

if it doesn't help, then i'm all out of ideas, sorry.
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01 Jul 2010   #17

Windows 7
 
 

Alright, I'll try that. Either way, thank you very much for helping!!

CC
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01 Jul 2010   #18

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

updating your Directx may fix some problems like explained here:

Update your Direct X files - Contrary to popular belief, just because Windows 7 is DX11 capable doesn’t mean it has the latest DX9 files!!! Most game issues can be fixed by simply updating the DX files.

BTW - Windows 7 is fully compatible with games and hardware that use older versions of DirectX

When I installed CoD4:MW from DVD-ROM on Windows 7 x64 I didn't use any compatibilty mode or admin rights

I installed CoD4:MW skipping the step where Punkbuster was installed, updated to 1.7 with patches downloaded beforehand (patch order 1.6 then 1.6-1.7), updated DirectX 9.0c runtimes (link above), used PBsetup to setup PB and the game has run with no problems at all

check out Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues for help more also
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01 Jul 2010   #19

Windows 7
 
 

Do you know where it installed DirectX? I already updated it, so it should be up to the latest version, but I'm not entirely sure where it installed it so I can't go find out for sure.

But I don't even have the option yet of skipping steps, it simply won't open up the installer. If I can get to that stage, I'll take your advice but my problem currently is simply getting the installer to open.

Now, Mickey, your advice was to download that patch you gave me the link to and just install it and it should do its thing? Well, I went ahead and tried installing it and it told me that "a validated installation of [the program] could not be found", therefore it wouldn't install the patch. (picture included) So, is there something I'm doing wrong?

CC
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01 Jul 2010   #20

Windows® 7 Home Basic 64bit, Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by candidcamera View Post
I've tried to install the patches, but almost all of them require the program to already be installed, which I'm having trouble doing. I can't even start the installation process because the setup.exe file is having issues with compatibility. Any thoughts??

CC
Un-install all (COD4 including patches) so that when you re-install again including the patches from 1.0 through 1.7, no problem will arise, don't worry on the 'incompatibility issue thingy' it's part of the game's precautionary warning that this might won't run on your current O.S. but mine's working including the MW2.
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