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Cannot install patch 1.03 - 4 on Win 7

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Installed TFD minus Renegade.

 

Downloaded 1.03 rev 4. Disabled user accounts/anti-virus. When I click it to run and then click start installation I get this error: 'Cannot install this program a required file is missing'.

 

I tried re-downloading it 3 times on 2 different browsers. Tried different hosting sites. Have put the installer in the same director as the C&C and outside. TFD is not installed on 'C:\Program Files' but on another HD under D:\EA Games.

 

System is Win 7 64-bit Professional.

 

Any suggestions?

 

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That message would indicate a corrupt download.

 

You said you tried have you tried downloading from different sources, so I'm not really sure how it has happened this many time.

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System is Win 7 64-bit Professional.

Might be the catch. May sound funny, but try to run the patch installer in compatibility mode for WinXP.

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I have had no troubles in 32 or 64 bit windows 7. Try running as admin, and disabling UAC.

 

On another note, it works fine on 64 bit Windows 8 Pro.

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Tried compatibility mode. Tried downloading to a flash drive and starting it from there. Downloaded it on Windows XP 64-bit through VMware and ran it on that OS. Disabled UAC.

It still gives that message "file missing". It is tooo quick to jump to that screen. I am out of ideas.

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Figured out the problem. I have 2 hard drives on my computer: 1 SSD 128GB in the C: and 1 500GB in the D:. Had installed TFC on D: and when the patch was trying to run it could not locate the game because of that. I installed the game on the C: and it worked fine after that. Wish there was a way around that however because I would have preferred not to put it on the D:.

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If you know how to use the registry, it should be sufficient to move the files where you want them and tweak the keys there.

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Huh. The patch should work fine on a different disk. I never installed on the C drive.

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Too bad, it doesnt even work for me, I tried disabling UAC, Compatibility mode, running as administrator, putting it into the root folder of TS, what else should WE do? And how the underworld can a few people NOT have this problem?

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what do i have to edit in regedit to get this install working? ive got the exact same problem. dont want to install games on my ssd. all games are on a different hdd

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8 hours ago, knifepo1nt said:

what do i have to edit in regedit to get this install working? ive got the exact same problem. dont want to install games on my ssd. all games are on a different hdd

If the game files are exactly where the installer placed them, then you don't need regedit. Just run the 1.03 patcher as administrator.

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Thanks for the reply. I'm running the 1.03 rev 4 patcher, as admin, getting the same issue as above (Cannot install the program, a required file is missing). the game is installed on my F drive, windows is on C. ive been trying to follow the guide on this site

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