Games and multiple user desktops

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by Oathsworn, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. Oathsworn

    Oathsworn Guest

    Hi Folks

    Medieval Total War II, was installed on the Administrator desktop, fine no
    problems there. When you switch to the guest desktop, and the Medieval
    Total War II, disk is in the drive, it tries to install the game, then it
    realises that the game and all its components are already installed and
    stops the installation process. So I have tried installing Medieval Total
    War II, on the guest desktop but it won't let me as it quite rightly says it
    is already installed. Is there any way to stop it from trying to install,
    when you activate other user desktops other than the administrator one.

    Yours Oathsworn
    Oathsworn, Jul 30, 2008
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    Paul Smith Guest

    Most games these days have an option to install for "all users" during
    setup. Typically it is checked by default.

    Does the game work on another account? It may be an issue the game has with
    the 'guest' account, which is locked down slightly more than a typical
    standard user account.

    Paul Smith,
    Yeovil, UK.
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.

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    Paul Smith, Jul 30, 2008
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  3. Oathsworn

    Oathsworn Guest

    Hi Paul Smith

    Yes the game works on the guest account, like I say it is just annoying when
    you activate the account and the disk is in the drive the stupid thing tries
    to install and then says hang on a sec its already installed, and stops
    trying to install it.

    Yours Oathsworn
    Oathsworn, Jul 30, 2008
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