For the record, EA tech support is a waste of time.
I just built a new comp with vista ultimate x64 and I cannot get BF2 to install. I run through the install process and at the end of sik 1 I get a "bf2 did not install correctly" error and have to start over. I have started over several times and no fix yet.
Here is what I have tried already:
1) changed compatability mode
2) run as admin
3) tried manual install by copying disks to the hdd
4) tried a 2nd set of disks. yes I know it is pathetic that I have two sets of disks for a 3.5 year old game.
I always get the same message. Any help would be greatly appreciated.