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Cannot Install Need For Speed Most Wanted


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Salku69

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I Cannot Install NFSMW and this is what its telling me...

now i downloaded every driver like directx 9.0c and also installed half-life 2 and that works fine... i dont know what else to do

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what did it tell you...
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Its says it on the picture i posted up, that i needed the lastest direct x but i did updated everything, every picture shows what i did
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try posting the pic's again...they were a no show...
try getting the full package of DIRECTX 9C

Edited by happyrck, 30 May 2007 - 07:08 AM.

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I have the exact same one on my hardrive... (I downloaded directly from Microsoft)

also i have upload the pictures again, if cannot see it then you must check the web browser and see if you have something turn off... Because I can always see it... I will re download the direct x from your link but it shows the same name of the .exe that i already have... I play my other games with the latest direct x or else i couldn't play them correctly...

If you still cannot see it then i will post up a link where it will lead you to photobucket.com

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Also i downlaoded the linked you sent me so it shows me alot of winrar folders and where do i place them or what to do with them

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Edited by Salku69, 30 May 2007 - 05:12 PM.

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Can anyone help me?
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i got the same thing when i installed NFSMW, but i emailed EA and they told me to run it in compatibility mode for windows 2000, and it worked fine.
good luck
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how do i do that, it sound interesting, can i have certain step plz, it cause i never done this before...
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when the icon comes up in my computer as the NFSMW, right click on it, click on properties and in the general or compatibility tabs, there should be something where if you click it brings down previous windows OS's, and select windows 2000 and try the setup again. if it doesn't work try emailing EA. thats what i did.
good luck
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Edited by hoopsman, 01 June 2007 - 01:23 AM.

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I found it and thank you very much, this topic can be closed... +1 to you hoopsman

If the installation of the game prompts you to install DirectX 9.0c and it's already installed on your system, choosing to cancel will stop the installation. Continuing with the installation of DirectX 9.0c will proceed with the installation, but after a reboot, you will be prompted to install again.

To get around this cycle, follow these steps if you are using Windows XP:

1. With CD 1 in the disk drive, open My Computer.
2. Right-click your CD drive and choose Explore.
3. Right-click Autorun.exe and choose Properties.
4. Select the Compatibility tab.
5. Click once in the box next to Run this program in compatibility mode for:
6. Select Windows 2000 from the drop down menu.
7. Apply changes.

Once you have set Autorun.exe to run in Windows 2000 mode, double-click Autorun.exe and the installation will start. Follow the instructions given and the game will install properly.

If this does not work, you will want to copy the contents of the game to your desktop and install from there.

To do this:

1. Double-click My Computer.
2. Right-click on the Local Disk C and choose Open.
3. Right-click inside the window and select New, and then Folder.
4. Name the folder Disk Images it is important that the name has a space in it.
5. Double-Click the new Disk Images folder to open it.
6. Right-click inside the window and select New, and then Folder.
7. Name this folder Disk1.
8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for each game disk while substituting 'Disk1' for 'Disk2', 'Disk3', etc. It is important to note there must not be a space between "Disk" and the number. If there is only one disk, you may skip this step.
9. Insert Disk 1 of the game into your CD-ROM drive and if the autoplay starts, cancel it.
10. Double-click My Computer to open it.
11. Right-click on your CD-ROM drive and choose Open.
12. When you see the contents of the disk in the Window, click on Edit at the top of the window and choose Select All.
13. All the contents of the disk should now be highlighted, click on Edit at the top of the window again and choose Copy.
14. Open the Disk1 folder you created under C:\Disk Images; click on Edit at the top of the window and choose Paste. This will copy the contents of the CD into the Disk1 folder.
15. Repeat steps 9 through 14 for the other disks until you have copied each disk into its appropriate folder. If there is only one disk, you may skip this step.
16. Once the disks have been copied, remove ALL CDs from any drives.
17. Open the AutoRun folder.
18. Right-click on the file named autorun.cfg.
19. Choose to Open with Notepad.
20. Change the line DirectXVersion=9.0c to DirectXVersion=0.
21. Click File up the top left.
22. Then Save.
23. Close all windows so you can see the desktop.
24. Re-open the Disk Images folder.
25. Right-click on the file Autorun (has an EA logo) and click Open to install the game.

The game will now install from your windows desktop. Once it has been installed you may delete the Disk Images folder.

Edited by Salku69, 01 June 2007 - 02:03 AM.

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i went to the ea site and to my questions, and this was my exact answer that they told me:
Please try running the Autorun.exe under Windows 2000 compatibility mode.

You can do this by inserting the disc in the drive then right click on the CD drive and choose Explore.
Locate the Autorun.exe file.
Right click on the Autorun.exe file and choose Properties.
Click on the Compatibility Tab.
Click on the box beside "Run this program in compatibility mode for:"
Choose Windows 2000.
Click on Apply then OK.
Double-click on the Autorun.exe file then proceed with the installation.
good luck man
hoopsman

Edited by hoopsman, 01 June 2007 - 02:11 AM.

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well... i face the same problem and fix it up by editing the .cfg file. i upload the cfg file for everyone... here u go
Direct download link removed.

how to use:
1. Download the autorun.zip file
2. extract it. you will get a autorun.cfg file
3. replace your current AutoRun/autorun.cfg with my one.
2. run the setup (autorun.exe)

thats it

Have fun :-)
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