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Locating a valid installation of C0D4

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I have Call of Duty 4 and it won't let me update to patch 1.5
I have no patches, my version is 1.0.525 in multi player bottom right
Call of duty is located at C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare
in my computer and that is where the auto install put it.
When I try and update I get the warning "setup could not locate a valid installation of call of duty. Since we were unable to locate a valid installation, you will be prompted for the location of Call of Duty, during the installation. Call of Duty must be installed before applying the patch. Click OK to continue" then it say "setup could not locate a valid call of duty CD key. Please re-enter your CD key in the Multiplayer Options menu or reinstall call of duty to correct this problem. Click OK to exit the installer." I have the correct key in multiplayer.
I have tried the notepad cod.reg


"StartMenuFolder"="C:\\Documents and Settings\\starjax\\Start Menu\\Programs\\Call of Duty"
"codkey"="your cd key here"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Activision\Call of Duty United Offensive]
"InstallPath"="C:\\Call of Duty"
"key"="your cd key here"
"StartMenuFolder"="Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare"
(with all my info put in properly)

but it tells me "Cannot import C:\Documents and Settings\ai\Desktop\cod.reg: The specified file is not a registry script. You can only import binary registry files from within the registry editor."

Any help would be awesome, thanks

Edited by IsThatYouOrMe?, 30 March 2008 - 02:58 PM.

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well first the key settings you provided are incorrect.

if you look in your registry, go to
\HK_local_machine\software\acitivision\call of duty 4\

Where did you download your patch?
you should be downloading the call of duty 4 CoD4MW1.4-PatchSetup.exe
then you should get the CoD4MW-1.4-1.5MP-PatchSetup.exe

These are the correct patch names and files you need to bet. You will first patch your game to version 1.4, and then patch from version 1.4 to 1.5
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