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Windows 7: Halo 2 Installation issue

30 Apr 2010   #11
Wikne

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvbfan View Post
I actually found the post on another site that got Halo2 working for me,
Quote:
For those having problems with Windows 7 and halo 2 getting the above see my post at
Halo 2 on Windows 7 will not start due to Windows live 3.0 not compatible

Basically on vista with SP2 it doesn't install windows live version 1.0 so
you have to install it manually. I have copied a paragraph from my other post
which works for vista as I got the same error message in vista as well as
Windows 7.

So where does it leave Windows 7 users and Halo 2 for now. Well install Halo
2 as your FIRST windows Live game and then install windows live manually from
the dvd it's under the redists folder and named XLiveRedist1.0.6027.msi BTW
this will work for vista as well. Whatever you do don't install the windows
live 3.0 redist like I did. After running Halo for the first time and it
updating to version 3.0 of live you can install your other live games and
they will work fine.
Here's the link http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.xbox.halo&tid=45207f5c-8ced-4c8b-9320-04df1f8b81f6&cat=en_US_d61cd8ee-3cb1-4ad8-8ed2-69e4b6d3b885〈=en&cr=US&sloc=&p=1
I have seen that thread but I don't recall having any games that is for windows live installed. That is of course if there is a difference between games marked with Games for Windows and Games marked with Games for Windows Live?


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30 Apr 2010   #12
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvbfan View Post
I actually found the post on another site that got Halo2 working for me,
Quote:
For those having problems with Windows 7 and halo 2 getting the above see my post at
Halo 2 on Windows 7 will not start due to Windows live 3.0 not compatible

Basically on vista with SP2 it doesn't install windows live version 1.0 so
you have to install it manually. I have copied a paragraph from my other post
which works for vista as I got the same error message in vista as well as
Windows 7.

So where does it leave Windows 7 users and Halo 2 for now. Well install Halo
2 as your FIRST windows Live game and then install windows live manually from
the dvd it's under the redists folder and named XLiveRedist1.0.6027.msi BTW
this will work for vista as well. Whatever you do don't install the windows
live 3.0 redist like I did. After running Halo for the first time and it
updating to version 3.0 of live you can install your other live games and
they will work fine.
Here's the link http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.xbox.halo&tid=45207f5c-8ced-4c8b-9320-04df1f8b81f6&cat=en_US_d61cd8ee-3cb1-4ad8-8ed2-69e4b6d3b885〈=en&cr=US&sloc=&p=1
I've the latest Windows Live installed here and no problem to play the game...
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30 Apr 2010   #13
Wikne

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wallonn7 View Post
Follow attached thumbnails:

I - Open UltraISO and put Halo dvd into drive and press "UltraISO's open cd/dvd"; Find "Halo 2" folder you've created and select it as show.

II - Right mouse click inside UltraISO superior right side window and "select all". Now, drag all selected items to UltraISO's inferior right side window. Wait 'till it ends. Close UltraISO.

# - Open Halo 2 folder and exclude "redists" folder. Right mouse click at "redists.rar" and "extract to"... find Halo 2 folder you've created and press OK. "redists" folder is in there?! That' fine!

III - Open UltraISO again. Find Halo 2 folder you've created at UltraISO's inferior left window. Right mouse click and select all itens at inferior right window and drag them all to superior right window. Ready?!...

IV - Now press "save as" as thumb shows. Wait 'till it ends.

Now, open your dvd burner, select "Halo2.iso" and burn it at 4x - DVD-RW RECOMMENDED
Install the game using this dvd.Let us know the results!!!

"PLEASE REP ANYONE WHO HELPS YOU"


I've tried both with UltraIso and PowerIso but they won't let me save files over 300mb. but I have checked that the disc is fine on another win7 computer, so it is something wrong with the security policies and permissions on my pc. I think I'll try a repair install on win 7 to see if that can help. found a similar case on this page where that seemed to do the trick: Adobe not installing
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30 Apr 2010   #14
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wikne View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wallonn7 View Post
Follow attached thumbnails:

I - Open UltraISO and put Halo dvd into drive and press "UltraISO's open cd/dvd"; Find "Halo 2" folder you've created and select it as show.

II - Right mouse click inside UltraISO superior right side window and "select all". Now, drag all selected items to UltraISO's inferior right side window. Wait 'till it ends. Close UltraISO.

# - Open Halo 2 folder and exclude "redists" folder. Right mouse click at "redists.rar" and "extract to"... find Halo 2 folder you've created and press OK. "redists" folder is in there?! That' fine!

III - Open UltraISO again. Find Halo 2 folder you've created at UltraISO's inferior left window. Right mouse click and select all itens at inferior right window and drag them all to superior right window. Ready?!...

IV - Now press "save as" as thumb shows. Wait 'till it ends.

Now, open your dvd burner, select "Halo2.iso" and burn it at 4x - DVD-RW RECOMMENDED
Install the game using this dvd.Let us know the results!!!

"PLEASE REP ANYONE WHO HELPS YOU"


I've tried both with UltraIso and PowerIso but they won't let me save files over 300mb. but I have checked that the disc is fine on another win7 computer, so it is something wrong with the security policies and permissions on my pc. I think I'll try a repair install on win 7 to see if that can help. found a similar case on this page where that seemed to do the trick: Adobe not installing
Sorry about UltraISO... I'm an old registered user and forgot such limitations... Ignore UltraISO "III" and "IV" steps... use this one to do them: Folder2Iso Main Page (Official Page).

Let us know the results.

"PLEASE REP ANYONE WHO HELPS YOU"
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30 Apr 2010   #15
rvbfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wikne View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvbfan View Post
I actually found the post on another site that got Halo2 working for me,
Quote:
For those having problems with Windows 7 and halo 2 getting the above see my post at
Halo 2 on Windows 7 will not start due to Windows live 3.0 not compatible

Basically on vista with SP2 it doesn't install windows live version 1.0 so
you have to install it manually. I have copied a paragraph from my other post
which works for vista as I got the same error message in vista as well as
Windows 7.

So where does it leave Windows 7 users and Halo 2 for now. Well install Halo
2 as your FIRST windows Live game and then install windows live manually from
the dvd it's under the redists folder and named XLiveRedist1.0.6027.msi BTW
this will work for vista as well. Whatever you do don't install the windows
live 3.0 redist like I did. After running Halo for the first time and it
updating to version 3.0 of live you can install your other live games and
they will work fine.
Here's the link http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.xbox.halo&tid=45207f5c-8ced-4c8b-9320-04df1f8b81f6&cat=en_US_d61cd8ee-3cb1-4ad8-8ed2-69e4b6d3b885〈=en&cr=US&sloc=&p=1
I have seen that thread but I don't recall having any games that is for windows live installed. That is of course if there is a difference between games marked with Games for Windows and Games marked with Games for Windows Live?
I didn't at that time either, but for some reason, if you don't install
Games for Windows Live off of the disk,it borks the install.
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30 Apr 2010   #16
Wikne

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wallonn7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wikne View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wallonn7 View Post
Follow attached thumbnails:

I - Open UltraISO and put Halo dvd into drive and press "UltraISO's open cd/dvd"; Find "Halo 2" folder you've created and select it as show.

II - Right mouse click inside UltraISO superior right side window and "select all". Now, drag all selected items to UltraISO's inferior right side window. Wait 'till it ends. Close UltraISO.

# - Open Halo 2 folder and exclude "redists" folder. Right mouse click at "redists.rar" and "extract to"... find Halo 2 folder you've created and press OK. "redists" folder is in there?! That' fine!

III - Open UltraISO again. Find Halo 2 folder you've created at UltraISO's inferior left window. Right mouse click and select all itens at inferior right window and drag them all to superior right window. Ready?!...

IV - Now press "save as" as thumb shows. Wait 'till it ends.

Now, open your dvd burner, select "Halo2.iso" and burn it at 4x - DVD-RW RECOMMENDED
Install the game using this dvd.Let us know the results!!!

"PLEASE REP ANYONE WHO HELPS YOU"


I've tried both with UltraIso and PowerIso but they won't let me save files over 300mb. but I have checked that the disc is fine on another win7 computer, so it is something wrong with the security policies and permissions on my pc. I think I'll try a repair install on win 7 to see if that can help. found a similar case on this page where that seemed to do the trick: Adobe not installing
Sorry about UltraISO... I'm an old registered user and forgot such limitations... Ignore UltraISO "III" and "IV" steps... use this one to do them: Folder2Iso Main Page (Official Page).

Let us know the results.

"PLEASE REP ANYONE WHO HELPS YOU"
Is there a point in doing that now that I know my retail halo 2 disc works fine? Like I said before, I have tested it a laptop running win 7 home premium and it installed just fine. Maybe I was a bit unclear in my last post, but I meant the retail disc, not the one I tried to create. I should think it has something to do with the computer I'm trying to install it on rather than the disc when it works on another machine? Of course, it might work with another disc, but I don't see why not the retail one should work on this computer when it works perfectly on another. Unless there is something different in the redist files you gave me than the original files on the gamedisc I'll save the dvd for something else or do you disagree?
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30 Apr 2010   #17
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wikne View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wallonn7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wikne View Post

I've tried both with UltraIso and PowerIso but they won't let me save files over 300mb. but I have checked that the disc is fine on another win7 computer, so it is something wrong with the security policies and permissions on my pc. I think I'll try a repair install on win 7 to see if that can help. found a similar case on this page where that seemed to do the trick: Adobe not installing
Sorry about UltraISO... I'm an old registered user and forgot such limitations... Ignore UltraISO "III" and "IV" steps... use this one to do them: Folder2Iso Main Page (Official Page).

Let us know the results.

"PLEASE REP ANYONE WHO HELPS YOU"
Is there a point in doing that now that I know my retail halo 2 disc works fine? Like I said before, I have tested it a laptop running win 7 home premium and it installed just fine. Maybe I was a bit unclear in my last post, but I meant the retail disc, not the one I tried to create. I should think it has something to do with the computer I'm trying to install it on rather than the disc when it works on another machine? Of course, it might work with another disc, but I don't see why not the retail one should work on this computer when it works perfectly on another. Unless there is something different in the redist files you gave me than the original files on the gamedisc I'll save the dvd for something else or do you disagree?
Sorry again... I've just "ignored" some o' your words... Forgot my last post!!!

But let us know the results when it installs as well!!

"PLEASE REP ANYONE WHO HELPS YOU"

P.S. how about drive disk?!... incompatibility on reading happens... rarely, but does...

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30 Apr 2010   #18
Wikne

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wallonn7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wikne View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wallonn7 View Post

Sorry about UltraISO... I'm an old registered user and forgot such limitations... Ignore UltraISO "III" and "IV" steps... use this one to do them: Folder2Iso Main Page (Official Page).

Let us know the results.

"PLEASE REP ANYONE WHO HELPS YOU"
Is there a point in doing that now that I know my retail halo 2 disc works fine? Like I said before, I have tested it a laptop running win 7 home premium and it installed just fine. Maybe I was a bit unclear in my last post, but I meant the retail disc, not the one I tried to create. I should think it has something to do with the computer I'm trying to install it on rather than the disc when it works on another machine? Of course, it might work with another disc, but I don't see why not the retail one should work on this computer when it works perfectly on another. Unless there is something different in the redist files you gave me than the original files on the gamedisc I'll save the dvd for something else or do you disagree?
Sorry again... I've just "ignored" some o' your words... Forgot my last post!!!

But let us know the results when it installs as well!!

"PLEASE REP ANYONE WHO HELPS YOU"

P.S. how about drive disk?!... incompatibility on reading happens... rarely, but does...

No problem hehe But I've learned that there is no such thing as a repair mode at least not one that can help me hehe:P I thought there was one that just checked the windows intallation for errors but apparently there isn't.:P Were there something like that on Xp maybe? I'm not sure where I got that idea from, but anyways, I don't know where to go next.. But I will let you know it I get it going somehow, sometime Thanks for all the help so far
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03 May 2010   #19
Wikne

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I have got it working at last I updated my Local Group Policies, running gpupdate.exe Using Software Restriction Policies to Protect Against Unauthorized Software . Then I ran the vcredist file from the halo 2 disc to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 redistributable which was the root to all the problems as it was blocked by some security policy and therefore not allowed to install. Ran it first in safe mode without success, worked my way to the policies for Windows Installer (local computer policies-> user configuration->Aministrative Templates-> Windows components->Windows Installer)
where I discovered this policy; "Always install with elevated privileges" and enabled it. Then I right-clicked the vcredist file and selected repair, tried to run it again, and then it installed like a charm. So I guess it was enabling the "Always install with elevated privileges" policy that did the trick in the end, or maybe in a combination with the gpupdate, I'm not sure. Just glad I got it working
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03 May 2010   #20
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wikne View Post
I have got it working at last I updated my Local Group Policies, running gpupdate.exe Using Software Restriction Policies to Protect Against Unauthorized Software . Then I ran the vcredist file from the halo 2 disc to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 redistributable which was the root to all the problems as it was blocked by some security policy and therefore not allowed to install. Ran it first in safe mode without success, worked my way to the policies for Windows Installer (local computer policies-> user configuration->Aministrative Templates-> Windows components->Windows Installer)
where I discovered this policy; "Always install with elevated privileges" and enabled it. Then I right-clicked the vcredist file and selected repair, tried to run it again, and then it installed like a charm. So I guess it was enabling the "Always install with elevated privileges" policy that did the trick in the end, or maybe in a combination with the gpupdate, I'm not sure. Just glad I got it working
It's good to hear you got it working!
Once your problem is solved, you need to report it. Just follow the arrow to do it!
Come back as soon as you need!

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