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Windows 7: "Install" button greyed out??

03 Sep 2010   #1
MrRedman

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
"Install" button greyed out??

Hey forum,

I've been having a problem installing San Andreas Multiplayer on my system. The problem is I don't have an option to install the program as the "Install" button is greyed out. Even when choosing various different directories, the result is still the same:

"Install" button greyed out??-install-problem.png

Notes:

- I am the system administrator
- The program is free, there is no use of keygens or serials
- I have McAfee temporarily disabled but still no luck




Any help is greatly appreciated




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03 Sep 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Try in safe mode
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03 Sep 2010   #3
gregrocker

 

If this is an older game, you may need to both Install and possibly also Run in Compatibiliity Mode with Vista or XP. Rightclick the .exe file, look on Properties tabs.

I would replace MucAfee with lightweight free MS Security Essentials which is as effective but totally invisible.
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03 Sep 2010   #4
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I've seen that with Half-life mods as well that use NSIS for their installer - if the installer doesn't detect the game in that location (not if it's not there, mind you, but the installer doesn't *think* it's there), the install button would be grayed out no matter where you set the directory to. You might want to contact the group that wrote the package to see if that's what is happening, because that's what it looks like is happening.
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04 Sep 2010   #5
MrRedman

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Try in safe mode
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If this is an older game, you may need to both Install and possibly also Run in Compatibiliity Mode with Vista or XP. Rightclick the .exe file, look on Properties tabs.

I would replace MucAfee with lightweight free MS Security Essentials which is as effective but totally invisible.
Unfortunately there was no luck with Safe Mode.

As for the Compatibility Mode suggestion, I've tried that in the past with other programs but unfortunately it didn't work THIS time.
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04 Sep 2010   #6
MrRedman

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
I've seen that with Half-life mods as well that use NSIS for their installer - if the installer doesn't detect the game in that location (not if it's not there, mind you, but the installer doesn't *think* it's there), the install button would be grayed out no matter where you set the directory to. You might want to contact the group that wrote the package to see if that's what is happening, because that's what it looks like is happening.

Will do... In the mean time, any other suggestions or potential solutions will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks richc46, gregrocker and cluberti
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04 Sep 2010   #7
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

One problem with McAfee is that it thinks it knows more than you do. When you "disable" it, it is still running in the background. The only effective way of turning it off, is to uninstall it using the McAfee removal tool (the built in uninstaller sucks, and even McAfee recommends using a third party uninstaller). A link to the download below.

http://download.mcafee.com/products/...tches/MCPR.exe
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