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Okay, so I bit the bullet and installed WOW on Vista last night.  I am going to install the patches tonight and see how it works.  If anyone has had issues, lemme know.  BTW, feel free to catch up with me on Eredar (70 NE Priest -- SQLVarChar).  I don't play as often as I used to but still try to get in  a couple of instance runs on weekends.


  • im trying to update  it right now but it says it cant put a shortcut on the start menu and that makes it stop and give up...

  • hmmm, that is strange.  any error codes or other funkyness you can share?

  • everytime i try to install my wow on vista this pops up:

    The file "C:\games\World of Warcraft.temp\Data.temp" could not be renamed to "C:\games\World of Warcraft.temp\Data". (ConflictManager::ResolveConflicts/1)

    at 98% its really aggravating >_<

  • I checked with my MS buddies that play WOW and they suggested that you run the patch installer/setup as admin.  Right-click on the setup.exe and choose run as admin.

  • i am also having trouble with the 98% error message how do i install if that is happening.

  • did you try the possible solution above?

  • I have the same problem as above... tried the "right click as Admin", tried the "delete temp files", tried the load in another directory other than Program files" .... still no luck, getting same error message...any thoughts?

  • Same exact problem.  I can't empty my temp files completely because there are files in there being used by the security software, which is always on.

    I hate Vista.

  • You know, when I first started working with Vista I was like "This OS sucks" then I came to a realization:  It's not the OS, it's the drivers/vendors who aren't catching up to the OS.  

    I am reminded of the early days using Win95 and the whole 16 to 32 bit "experience".  It's the same story only this time the hang up is security.

    By all accounts that I have seen so far (many of them press that are far from friendly to MS) Vista is THE most secure OS around.  Sadly, the price for security is less ease of use in some cases.  Video drivers, etc.. being the most notable example.  Until the drivers catch up to the OS we will continue to have problems but I see that many vendors are starting to catch up so hopefully we will not have to wait too long.

    Check out for more on the security thing. :)

  • i have that problem aswell but im not on vista, atleast i shouldnt be ive been trying to install it for ages :@

  • i solved just this problem by deactivating the UAC control, in useraccount controlpanel!

    Have fun all!

  • i have the same problem

    what can i doo??

  • Try the steps above and if it still is hosed let me know and we can seek other solutions :)

  • shoooot...I have something wrong when it

    "s about 98%...said that you can't rename something...than that's a error..what should I do?

  • That really sounds like a permissions issue to me.  Are you running the patch as admin?

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