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If Unreal 2 Won't Install On latest Win10 Version

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Fred
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If Unreal 2 Won't Install On latest Win10 Version

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Recently, I built a computer running Windows 10 Home. I had to install all my games in the new system. My latest version of Win10 refused to install Unreal 2. My prior versions always allowed Unreal 2 to install. Previously, I never had to resort to using one of the Win10 Compatibility modes to get the game to install.

So, this time I tried Windows XP Compatibility mode to determine whether that mode would allow Windows to permit the game to be installed. Nope Windows didn't like that either. Then, I tried Vista Compatibility mode. That mode didn't work either. Now what? Oh, there's more. I then tried Windows 7 Compatibility mode. That mode didn't work either. Oh my.

I then tried Windows 8 Compatibility mode. No go there either. Windows 10 has a Windows 98 Compatibility mode, but I didn't try that mode sooner because I believed that that mode was going back too far, That mode couldn't be right, I thought.

Even so, in desperation, I then, as a last resort, tried installing the game using Windows 98 Compatibility mode. Presto! Windows 10 installed Unreal 2 straightaway. Who would have thunk? Anyway, Unreal 2 is now working properly in the latest version of Windows 10. What next!!??

Fred
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Re: If Unreal 2 Won't Install On latest Win10 Version

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Interesting, U2 installed fine on my W10. Are you using the original CD or did you buy it on some online platform?
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Re: If Unreal 2 Won't Install On latest Win10 Version

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Hellkeeper,

What do you mean by "Are you using the original CD or did you buy it on some online platform?" It's an original CD, the same as anyone can buy. I have several such CDs that I purchased online in original sealed case. New and original Unreal 2 CDs are available if one looks for them. The game also installed fine, after using Win98 compatibility mode.

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Re: If Unreal 2 Won't Install On latest Win10 Version

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No problem with the Anthology Unreal 2 release.
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Re: If Unreal 2 Won't Install On latest Win10 Version

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Fred wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 10:41 am Hellkeeper,

What do you mean by "Are you using the original CD or did you buy it on some online platform?"
I meant: is it installed from a CD or downloaded from Epic, Steam, GOG or some other digital platform that doesn't provide a physical media. I got my answer. :)
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