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halo 2 vists doesnt install

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Im stumped here on the install believe it or not i click on the custom install select install fully then play hit continue and it thinks for 2 seconds then does nothing . Does same thing on all 3 options and even play now.

Thought got the map editior and direct x programs to install off the dvd.
    
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It has Tray'N'Play which streams the files so you can play faster, like a console.

No progress bar in the bottom right? Are you installing to the default directory?
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Im aware of the tray and play setup but the dvd drive is silent no activity from it when it should be installing, also tryed copying the files from the dvd drive to the desktop (did succeed) no change in the install performance, from trying to install the game from the C: drive to the C: drive.
    
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I read that you have to manually create a directory if you want to install it into a nondefault directory. So try creating a directory and pointing the installer to it.

As you said pressing play now does nothing as well. Does the drive spin at all when you select that?
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The different directory option i didnt try.......i did try it and pointed the installer to the desktop and also tryed c:\\program files\\halo 2 folder i created no difference didnt do anything. Drive only spins up once during boot up and when first selecting setup/install after making any choice it does nothing.
    
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Got it working, now apparently it was due to disabling secondary login in services, but im the only user on this pc and user in vista so im not sure what M$ was thinking when they designed it.

http://halo2pc.org/forum/topic/537 I read this topic if anyone cares to read it on problems for installing halo 2.
    
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