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  • How to install two copies of the same game?

    Hey folks,

    Do you know how to install a second copy of a game on your hard drive into a different directory? This is for BF1942. If I uninstall the current copy, my BF2 doesnt work. Current BF1942 installation is corrupted. When I run the setup to install BF1942 into a different directory without removing the old one, setup asks "do you want to completely remove the BF1942?" and cannot start installation if I choose No.

    I renamed BF1942 directory, deleted registry entry but still get the same question. How the hell my comp knows there is an installed version of BF 1942 on my hard drive?

  • #2
    Re: How to install two copies of the same game?

    Does BF1942 show up in the Add/Remove Programs, thing...?
    |TG| Lorian
    Member since 18th February 2006

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    • #3
      Re: How to install two copies of the same game?

      Originally posted by Lorian
      Does BF1942 show up in the Add/Remove Programs, thing...?
      Yes it does.

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      • #4
        Re: How to install two copies of the same game?

        In that case you probably just need to tell the computer that it is not installed, only do this is you are confident at working with the registry:

        Start > Run > "regedit" (no quotes)
        File > Export, save it anywhere, this is just a backup, make sure "All" is selected at the bottom.
        HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Uninstall
        Look for BF1942 or similar, it may well be in one of the {XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX} keys (folder).
        Delete that.

        At this point it won't show up in the Add/Remove programs and the installer should see it as not existing.
        |TG| Lorian
        Member since 18th February 2006

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        • #5
          Re: How to install two copies of the same game?

          Thx Lorian, I had deleted program keys but didnt know that there was another in current version section.

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          • #6
            Re: How to install two copies of the same game?

            No problem :)
            |TG| Lorian
            Member since 18th February 2006

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