Problems installing aoe II

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I'm trying to install aoe II in my PC with Windows XP in the drive D: and all
I get is a message telling me that it can't continue because the folder is
read only.
When I go to the properties of the folder, the attribute "read only" is
checked. I'm trying to uncheck it, but it's impossible. The next time I see
the properties again, the box is checked again and I can't install the game.

Excuse me for my bad english. Could somebody help me? What am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

    Hi,

    "Pernales" <Pernales@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:44F57A3E-F4BA-4902-840D-908AC412CF38@microsoft.com...
    | I'm trying to install aoe II in my PC with Windows XP in the drive D: and all
    | I get is a message telling me that it can't continue because the folder is
    | read only.
    | When I go to the properties of the folder, the attribute "read only" is
    | checked. I'm trying to uncheck it, but it's impossible. The next time I see
    | the properties again, the box is checked again and I can't install the game.
    |
    | Excuse me for my bad english. Could somebody help me? What am I doing wrong?
    |
    | Thanks in advance.
    |
    |

    Sounds like you might be installing AOK with a limited user account.
    Log in with an account you've created as a "Computer Administrator"
    and try the installation again. It should be successful.

    --
    Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
    Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

    Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
    MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
    My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
    _________________________________________________________
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

    First of all, thanks for your advice.

    Yesterday I tried to install again the game. I was using an administrator
    account, but it was impossible to install the game in any drive except drive
    C. So, I installed the game in drive C and then I moved all the files from
    drive C to drive D. The next step was to modify the windows registry with
    "regedit". And now the game works normally.

    My problem is solved but I'd like to know the origin of the problem: Why is
    it impossible to install the game in drive D directly?

    In any case, thanks again.

    Cheers,


    "Jimmy S." wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > "Pernales" <Pernales@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:44F57A3E-F4BA-4902-840D-908AC412CF38@microsoft.com...
    > | I'm trying to install aoe II in my PC with Windows XP in the drive D: and all
    > | I get is a message telling me that it can't continue because the folder is
    > | read only.
    > | When I go to the properties of the folder, the attribute "read only" is
    > | checked. I'm trying to uncheck it, but it's impossible. The next time I see
    > | the properties again, the box is checked again and I can't install the game.
    > |
    > | Excuse me for my bad english. Could somebody help me? What am I doing wrong?
    > |
    > | Thanks in advance.
    > |
    > |
    >
    > Sounds like you might be installing AOK with a limited user account.
    > Log in with an account you've created as a "Computer Administrator"
    > and try the installation again. It should be successful.
    >
    > --
    > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
    > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    >
    > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
    > MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
    > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
    > _________________________________________________________
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

    I'm glad you got that game working for you. :-)

    Cheers,
    Jimmy.

    "Pernales" <Pernales@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:FABB81C5-3BA6-47F7-A8A2-FBEF8DC32A4B@microsoft.com...
    | First of all, thanks for your advice.
    |
    | Yesterday I tried to install again the game. I was using an administrator
    | account, but it was impossible to install the game in any drive except drive
    | C. So, I installed the game in drive C and then I moved all the files from
    | drive C to drive D. The next step was to modify the windows registry with
    | "regedit". And now the game works normally.
    |
    | My problem is solved but I'd like to know the origin of the problem: Why is
    | it impossible to install the game in drive D directly?
    |
    | In any case, thanks again.
    |
    | Cheers,
    |
    |
    | "Jimmy S." wrote:
    |
    | > Hi,
    | >
    | > "Pernales" <Pernales@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:44F57A3E-F4BA-4902-840D-908AC412CF38@microsoft.com...
    | > | I'm trying to install aoe II in my PC with Windows XP in the drive D: and all
    | > | I get is a message telling me that it can't continue because the folder is
    | > | read only.
    | > | When I go to the properties of the folder, the attribute "read only" is
    | > | checked. I'm trying to uncheck it, but it's impossible. The next time I see
    | > | the properties again, the box is checked again and I can't install the game.
    | > |
    | > | Excuse me for my bad english. Could somebody help me? What am I doing wrong?
    | > |
    | > | Thanks in advance.
    | > |
    | > |
    | >
    | > Sounds like you might be installing AOK with a limited user account.
    | > Log in with an account you've created as a "Computer Administrator"
    | > and try the installation again. It should be successful.
    | >
    | > --
    | > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
    | > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    | >
    | > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
    | > MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
    | > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
    | > _________________________________________________________
    | >
    | >
    | >
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