Oh Dear, Another DoW-Vista Problem -1 reply

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spannerads

Pingu

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#1 10 years ago

Hey, Just bought the Dawn Of War Anthology set, (with DoW GotY edition, winter assault and dark crusade) but when i try to install DoW it comes up with "installation ended prematurely because of an error". It won't even get to the point where i put my cd key in! I'm running Vista at the moment and i know it's the spawn of satan when it comes to gaming, but is there anything i can do to get rid of this problem? I've already tried compatability mode and yes i am running it as an admin but none of these things solve the problem. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Spannerads




343guiltymc

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#2 10 years ago
spannerads;4225239Hey, Just bought the Dawn Of War Anthology set, (with DoW GotY edition, winter assault and dark crusade) but when i try to install DoW it comes up with "installation ended prematurely because of an error". It won't even get to the point where i put my cd key in! I'm running Vista at the moment and i know it's the spawn of satan when it comes to gaming, but is there anything i can do to get rid of this problem? I've already tried compatability mode and yes i am running it as an admin but none of these things solve the problem. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Spannerads

I don't know what you are shitting on about, vista works fine for me.




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#3 10 years ago

upgrade to XP..


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Blubbles

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#4 10 years ago

Best that you disable any antivirus software whilst u install, try to exit any other programs in the background that could interfere with the installation. Try pressing Ctrl+alt+delete and clicking on the Processes Tab and seing what programs they are.




spannerads

Pingu

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#5 10 years ago

Un-fortunatly i cannot upgrade/install xp on my system, whenever i try and install xp from dpw/bios/start-up it just gives me a blue screen of death.

I tried disabling all background programs aswell, no luck there either. However, i do have a non GotY edition of DoW, and that installs perfectly, as does dark crusade now that i've tried it. However winter assault seems to be giving me the "install ended prematurely" error now. Is there any way of installing the files on a virtual machine and copying them accross to the DoW folder?




Blubbles

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#6 10 years ago

RelicNews Forums - Winter Assault Installation Problem FIXED -- Added fix for Windows XP x64! This is a script for WA, hopefully this will help you Edit: If that fails try installing Windows Service Pack 2, sorry but that's all I can really say