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Topic Subject:Can't install AOE3!
posted 10-18-05 04:26 PM EDT (US)         
I cant get AOE3 to install. I have the demo installed and it wont uninstall, it just sits at "Validating Install" for hours. I also have the pirated version installed but want to uninstall it obviously because I bought the legit version but it encounters the same problem. Does anyone have ideas???
posted 10-18-05 04:28 PM EDT (US)     1 / 10       
Your not allowed to talk about the pirated version here......

Anyways dunno why, give us specs and ss

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    posted 10-18-05 04:28 PM EDT (US)     2 / 10       
    lol...hope u dont get bannnnn. :P
    posted 10-18-05 04:30 PM EDT (US)     3 / 10       
    posted 10-18-05 04:32 PM EDT (US)     4 / 10       
    just try again, validating install takes arround 10 minutes here

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    posted 10-18-05 04:36 PM EDT (US)     5 / 10       
    validating install? Is that some kind of built in security tool to determine if you're installing a legal copy?

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    posted 10-18-05 04:45 PM EDT (US)     6 / 10       
    Thats what I was wondering. I was thinking because my copy didn't have a 'valid' install to begin with it might not be able to uninstall in proper fashion. However I will try again like Shildpad said and hopefully it works.
    posted 10-18-05 05:02 PM EDT (US)     7 / 10       
    wait wait wait.... you have unistalled the pirated version haven't you? you have to or else it will never validate the install because the regestry keys are already there.
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    posted 10-18-05 05:02 PM EDT (US)     8 / 10       
    Umm... It's not a good idea to talk about pirated files here.

    And to get the legitimate version running, you probably need to uninstall the demo the same way you would any other program - through the control panel. If that fails, then you could access it through C/Program Files/Microsoft Games/... and delete the game from there.

    posted 10-18-05 05:20 PM EDT (US)     9 / 10       
    Or you could try System Restore, and reset your system settings to an earlie date. (something like 2 months ago). That will get rid of anything you installed over the past two months (or what ever date you set it to) including the demo.
    posted 10-18-05 05:26 PM EDT (US)     10 / 10       
    Thanks for the help guys. I finally got it working. I guess impatience is your worst enemy when dealing with computers. All I had to do was wait for the computer to finish 'validating install." Thanks for the help guys.
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