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Age of Empires

Discussion in 'Games' started by dupa, Oct 10, 2008.

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    Oct 10, 2008
    [​IMG] hairybusdriver [​IMG]
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    02-Jul-2008, 06:23 PM #1
    Solved: Age of empires 3 installation problem.
    well, this is what happened. my brother uninstalled the game, and i wanted to play it. so i went to reinstall the game, and I when i put the install cd in, the only options you get are to uninstall the game (which already happened) or to play it. If you try and play it you get a an error message saying it cant find the age3.exe file.(...)


    ToXiCaTioN.d [​IMG]
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    Another registry problem. :) No problem, it's common that your brother did this and it shouldn't be a problem. If you are willing to mess around with the registry then follow the steps below. I will also show you how to backup the registry. Please note that these steps may vary between XP and Vista, I apologize if my information is incorrect for the Vista operating system.

    How to check the Registry
    1. Press start (the windows logo in Vista) then click Run.
    2. Type regedit in the box that was just opened.
    3. Find "HKEY_CURRENT_USER" and expand it by clicking the cross beside it.
    4. Find Software and expand it with the cross.
    5. Find Microsoft under Software and expand it with the cross.
    6. Find Microsoft Games under Microsoft.
    7. Find Age of Empires 3, right click and delete.
    8. Restart then try the installation again.


    No, no, not "HKEY_CURRENT_USER" but "HKEY_Local_Machine" and then expand....
    It worked !
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