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Can't install Skyrim on Windows 8 - Internal Errors 2503/2502

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I can't seem to install Skyrim on my Laptop_ its annoying, I have been trying to install and play this game all day. I think its a windows 8 thing because it installs with no trouble on my windows 7 desktop_

I own an Asus G75vx laptop with a pre-installed windows 8.

I am already ready to downgrade to windows 7 if this problem persist.

Does anyone have a fix for this? please help_ thank you

Windows is updated and current_
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I run skyrim on windows 8. Are you using a legal version? If not i would check there first.

I think all legal versions activate through steam and there is no other installation needed on your end.
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Of course I have a legal version, I paid for it and its already on my Steam account_ I just can't get steam to install on my laptop. It seems I had to go and search around google to figure out how to fix error 2503/2502 on install during steam. Skyrim won't install without steam(Which I think is annoying, I just want my video games to run without having to install some third party app to allow it to run)

Supposely, Windows 8 has completely change the way a user can access certain files so making it tougher to install Steam. (Don't know how to explain it but I finally figured out a way to get Steam to install)

I found a fix, had to add a few lines to the host file and enable all sorts of permissions_
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I had few issues like this with windows 8. Like a lackof punkbuster support so I couldn't play COD4.

Recently took a step back too Win7. To be honest I don't see that much improvement with windows 8 so I'm not too fussed thumb.gif
 
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