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    Default Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    Hi guys, I've been playing FM2008 all year on my pc without a problem but my pc has recently died.

    I'm trying to install it on a laptop but it doesn't seem to be installing properly and I#m a bit flummloxed.

    I can remember seeing posts when the game first came out that some people were experiencing problems with installation of the game but obviously these threads are gone with the forum change.

    Has anyone got any ideas for me?

    Cheers in advance.

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    Default Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    any error messages or anything?? what makes you say it doesnt seem to be installing properly?

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    Default Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    Well first of all the autorun feature doesn't work, but I seem to remember that there were issues with this anyway.

    So anyway I click on the setup file in the FM2008 folder.

    It goes through the Installer - license agreement - and the other sections but when it gets to Install complete I get the following message.

    The Installation of FM2008 is finished, but some errors occurred during the install. Please see the installation log for details.

    Haven't got a clue where or what the installation log is.

    I'm used to using xp rather than vista so I a little confuddled at the mo.

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    Default Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    the installation log is one of them things thats sposed to be there, somewhere, but no swine has ever found it! same place as the damn crash dumps go, some black hole or other!!! did you try running the game anyway after the install was complete? it might work??

    edit: and run the patch on it as well!

    another edit: the installation log should be in > Control panel ; Administrative Tools ; Event Viewer ; Application...
    Last edited by rinso; 11-09-2008 at 09:47.

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    Default Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    Mmmm. I can't run the game afterwards becaus etheir is no shortcut and no way to start the game.

    I hadn't done the patch yet though so maybe that's an idea.

    I'll add the patch, see what happens and get back to you.

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    Default Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    I don't have Vista myself Jimbo but I've seen people say that on Vista you don't get a shortcut on your desktop when you install the game, it goes into some 'Games' folder or something. So it might be worth finding that and trying to start the game anyway?

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    Default Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    Ok. I'll have a look for that.

    Vista is a shambles. Why fix xp when it wasn;t broken ffs?

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    Default Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    it installs the shortcut into your games folder in the start menu. you can create your own by going to c:\program files\sports interactive\fm2008 right clicking on the fm.exe icon and saying "send to desktop"

    to add to this, ive had a look back through all the tech forums i can get into and it seems to have been solved by a clean uninstall, or by patching, or both, so with a bit of luck, itll be the same for you!
    Last edited by rinso; 11-09-2008 at 10:07.

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    Default Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    Cheers lads. Was hiding in another folder and wasn't appearing on search.

    Have dragged it over to create a shortcut so sorted.

    Cheers.

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    Default Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    Have the same installation problem, and are trying to install it on a laptop with vista. The above hasnt worked for me. Any suggestions ?

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    Default Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ginga Ninja View Post
    Have the same installation problem, and are trying to install it on a laptop with vista. The above hasnt worked for me. Any suggestions ?
    How has 'it not worked?' Did you goto the Fm folder? Was fm.exe there?

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    Default Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ginga Ninja View Post
    Have the same installation problem, and are trying to install it on a laptop with vista. The above hasnt worked for me. Any suggestions ?
    If you have the same problem, the above will work if you do it correctly as described.

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    Default Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    Guys i played football manager 2009 demo and it work perfectly until it said i had to get the real game
    now i got the real game of FM 09 i install steam and stuff when i put the disc in and click autoplay it dont work when i try to installer the game at the end of the installation it says serious errors have occured while trying to install FM09 Please vistit installation Log for details

    i have 2 questions WHAT & WHERE - is the installation Log this is realy P'ssin me off

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    Default Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    Neji

    I need ur help the FM09 dont work for me it worked wen i used demo but not with disc
    when i install it at the end it says some Serious errors have occured while installing FM09 please vistit installation log for details

    what shud i do
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    by the way i am using A laptop = windows vista
    i dont understand why it wont work is it because of windows vista ?
    my uncle got FM09 real Game it works perfectly on his comp/laptop dont no why it wont work for me and those other 100 people i see also having problems

    Jemar aka Arsenal_merkage
    can you reply wen u got the time pls Thank you...

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    Default Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arsenal_Merkage View Post
    Guys i played football manager 2009 demo and it work perfectly until it said i had to get the real game
    now i got the real game of FM 09 i install steam and stuff when i put the disc in and click autoplay it dont work when i try to installer the game at the end of the installation it says serious errors have occured while trying to install FM09 Please vistit installation Log for details

    i have 2 questions WHAT & WHERE - is the installation Log this is realy P'ssin me off
    The installation log is in this directory: C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009 and is called "Football_Manager_2009_InstallLog"

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    Smile Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    Quote Originally Posted by ftg87 View Post
    The installation log is in this directory: C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009 and is called "Football_Manager_2009_InstallLog"
    OK thanks am going toilet for a min den ill talk to you

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    Default Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arsenal_Merkage View Post
    OK thanks am going toilet for a min den ill talk to you
    Lovely, think we all needed to know that

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    Question Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    Quote Originally Posted by ftg87 View Post
    The installation log is in this directory: C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009 and is called "Football_Manager_2009_InstallLog"
    Hey i found it but am confuse theys are the errors

    Install Directory: C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\data\
    Status: FATAL ERROR
    Additional Notes: FATAL ERROR - Error Installing Folder Contents: java.util.zip.ZipException: ZIP_Read: error reading zip file
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    Custom Action: com.sigames.InstallAnywhere.WindowsGameExplorer
    Status: ERROR
    Additional Notes: ERROR - class com.sigames.InstallAnywhere.WindowsGameExplorer NonfatalInstallException RegisterWithGameExplorer() failed: Failed to add game to Game Explorer
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    thats what it says thats all the errors do u no how to fix them? anyone please

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    Default Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    Quote Originally Posted by ftg87 View Post
    The installation log is in this directory: C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009 and is called "Football_Manager_2009_InstallLog"
    Quote Originally Posted by ftg87 View Post
    Lovely, think we all needed to know that
    Hey i found it but am confuse theys are the errors

    Install Directory: C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\data\
    Status: FATAL ERROR
    Additional Notes: FATAL ERROR - Error Installing Folder Contents: java.util.zip.ZipException: ZIP_Read: error reading zip file
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Custom Action: com.sigames.InstallAnywhere.WindowsGameExplorer
    Status: ERROR
    Additional Notes: ERROR - class com.sigames.InstallAnywhere.WindowsGameExplorer NonfatalInstallException RegisterWithGameExplorer() failed: Failed to add game to Game Explorer
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    thats what it says thats all the errors do u no how to fix them? anyone please

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    Question Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    Quote Originally Posted by ftg87 View Post
    Lovely, think we all needed to know that
    do u got MSN OR SOMETHING SO IT EASYER TO TALk?

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    Default Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    Hey fg i wanna play FM so do u no what i got to do for thise#

    Hey i found it but am confuse theys are the errors

    Install Directory: C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\data\
    Status: FATAL ERROR
    Additional Notes: FATAL ERROR - Error Installing Folder Contents: java.util.zip.ZipException: ZIP_Read: error reading zip file
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Custom Action: com.sigames.InstallAnywhere.WindowsGameExplorer
    Status: ERROR
    Additional Notes: ERROR - class com.sigames.InstallAnywhere.WindowsGameExplorer NonfatalInstallException RegisterWithGameExplorer() failed: Failed to add game to Game Explorer
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    thats what it says thats all the errors do u no how to fix them? anyone please

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    Default Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    Have you done a search or looked in the known issues thread for any of those errors?

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    Question Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty Walds View Post
    If you have the same problem, the above will work if you do it correctly as described.
    Scott am having trouble i found the installation log but i have 2 errors do u no how to fix deys errors
    Hey i found it but am confuse with theys errors

    Install Directory: C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\data\
    Status: FATAL ERROR
    Additional Notes: FATAL ERROR - Error Installing Folder Contents: java.util.zip.ZipException: ZIP_Read: error reading zip file
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Custom Action: com.sigames.InstallAnywhere.WindowsGameExplorer
    Status: ERROR
    Additional Notes: ERROR - class com.sigames.InstallAnywhere.WindowsGameExplorer NonfatalInstallException RegisterWithGameExplorer() failed: Failed to add game to Game Explorer
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    thats what it says thats all the errors do u no how to fix them? anyone please

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    Default Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    Quote Originally Posted by ftg87 View Post
    Have you done a search or looked in the known issues thread for any of those errors?
    No can u look for it for me lol i seriously dont no where to look eroors non thread?

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    Default Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    Have a look through here

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    Default Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    hey u lot am still having problems

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    Default Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbokav1971 View Post
    Mmmm. I can't run the game afterwards becaus etheir is no shortcut and no way to start the game.

    I hadn't done the patch yet though so maybe that's an idea.

    I'll add the patch, see what happens and get back to you.
    i need u help

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    Default Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    You lot i need ur help i am geting new errors
    Install File: C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\data\graphics.fmf
    Status: ERROR
    Additional Notes: ERROR - ZeroGpl: ZIP_Read: error reading zip file

    Install Directory: C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\data\
    Status: FATAL ERROR
    Additional Notes: FATAL ERROR - Error Installing Folder Contents: java.util.zip.ZipException: ZIP_Read: error reading zip file

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    Default Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=63534

    Have you read this and tried what nbrocky suggests?

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    Default Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    No but ill try again i need to download/update graphic card and update Java

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    Default Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed help with graphic

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    Default Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    What help? "graphic" means nothing mate, what do you specifically need help to do?

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    Default Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    When i go on know issuses and try and post a post on page 1 it post it on page 28 so can u post one on 1 page for me and ask Marc.duffy to either private message me or come talk to me in -
    Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop

    or just tell him the errors am having

    Install File: C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\data\graphics.fmf
    Status: ERROR
    Additional Notes: ERROR - ZeroGpl: ZIP_Read: error reading zip file

    Install Directory: C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\data\
    Status: FATAL ERROR
    Additional Notes: FATAL ERROR - Error Installing Folder Contents: java.util.zip.ZipException: ZIP_Read: error reading zip file

    ccan u do that pls ill do it my self but it wont let me post something on page 1 of know issuses

    Jemar..

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    Default Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arsenal_Merkage View Post
    When i go on know issuses and try and post a post on page 1 it post it on page 28 so can u post one on 1 page for me and ask Marc.duffy to either private message me or come talk to me in
    The forums don't work like that, whichever page you write the reply on, it will be put at the end of the thread

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    Default Re: Having problems installing FM2008 on an Advent laptop with Vista.

    am so tired of dis i might just go and get my money bACK

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