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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.


  • please help me! after i download the client patch 2.0.1 and the updater something wrng hapens , like a error message please help me!!

  • aleqz,

    Did you read all the stuff above and try it first?  Can you give us some detail on the error message you get?

  • I'm having a problem with wow as well. When I start the install, i get some progress, 2-3% maybe, then my install/computer completely freezes and my cpu usage is at 0%, then all of a sudden cpu usage jumps to about 50% and all my previous actions and the isntall go up some, maybe 1-2%, and it keeps doing that over and over. I waited about an hour with it going like that and i barely got to disc 2. Any ideas of whats going on?

  • That's a new one on me.  Is this the base product or the WOTLK expansion you are trying to install?

  • The base product. I even tried installing the digital CD's from the wow website, and the exact same thing happened.

  • I just came across this thread that may help with some of the issues:

  • installing in safe mode was the perfect solution.

    I have norton, and google desktop.  Ive read google desktop interferes with updates of warcraft.  Tried disabling norton, tried uac fix, tried giving everyone permissions to directory... only thing that worked was safe mode, and it worked flawlessly.

    Thanks paultje for the idea.

  • When I try to install wow reign of chaos, the start screen will say that Windows NT is not supported for warcraft III... Why is this so? Pls giv me any useful solutions asap.. thx

  • Back when Warcraft III was made (2002, i think?) vista didn't exist might want to look for a workaround for running it on Vista.  

    Here is one that I found but you may need to find one for your specific needs:

  • hey i am having a problem instalin wow on windows xp...after i read the license agreement it sais...Unrecognized key "options". (AttributeParser::Parse...what the di i gotta do?

  • If you install WOW in the public\game folder then most of these problems would be solved. Most of them are windows security issues.

  • I would say this is an issue with the application not running well with UAC but I wouldn't put all the blame on Vista in this case as there are plenty of games that run just fine on the platform.

    Since this is the "no bullshit" blog though I will say there were definitely some challenges pre-SP1 with WOW on Vista and BOTH the OS and Blizz were to blame IMHO.

  • yeah i have the same problem it says could not be renamed or something what should i do

  • I'm on vista too and when i tried downloading the patches for it the loading bar just stayed at 0 % and it said i had a firewall up but when i put the accepted ports in it still wouldnt budge...any ideas?

  • 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)

    it is really agrevating and i just hate it

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