Installing Bioshock Setup.exe stops working

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by johniboy1, May 3, 2009.

  1. johniboy1

    johniboy1 Guest

    Okay i just bought bioshock for PC a new copy and for some reason every
    single time i try installing it it asks me for permision for setup.exe
    to run it and then setup.exe just stops working. I dont know what to do
    i mean i have all the minimum requirements i just dont know what to do.
     
    johniboy1, May 3, 2009
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  2. At a guess, it's the User Account Control thing blocking your ability to
    install the game.

    I suggest you try these three options:

    1) Log on as Administrator and re-run the setup, and install the game for
    access by "all users" - which means it will be available under a standard
    user account; OR

    2) Right click the setup.exe file and select "Run as Administrator" and
    enter the Admin password if prompted; OR

    3) UAC can be turned off ; go to User Accounts (in Control Panel) and on the
    first screen there's an option to turn UAC on/off. Try turning it ff and
    rerun the set up for yoru game. This might depend on the edition of Vista
    you have - these instructions are for Vista Ultimate.
     
    Andrew Murray, May 3, 2009
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  3. johniboy1

    johniboy1 Guest

    I dont believe that problem is that since it is on a laptop 1 year old
    used with I the only usser acount on it. I did thoug try what you told
    me but didnt work. I have Vista home premium 32 bit and i do have all
    minimum requirements and i am waiting for a reply which i dont know how
    long will take from 2K
     
    johniboy1, May 4, 2009
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  4. johniboy1

    Joe Guest

    Delete your temporary files.

    Right-Click your C: drive
    Click Properties
    Click the Disk Cleanup button
    Tell it you want to check all user files
    Check all the boxes in the list that comes up
    Click OK or whatever to delete said files.

    Run setup from the DVD again.
     
    Joe, May 5, 2009
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  5. johniboy1

    Joe Guest

    Buzz, thanks for playing Andrew, What's he won Al?

    First off Administrator account in Vista is disabled, you should not be
    able to log into it, nor should you ever try.

    When Setup Prompts you to "Continue or Cancel" that means the file is
    trying to run in admin mode, no need to right-click and choose run as
    administrator.

    lastly, You should never turn off UAC, it really doesn't change anything,
    your setup program is failing to start, it's not really a permission
    error.
     
    Joe, May 5, 2009
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  6. johniboy1

    Joe Guest

    Laptops do not run this game very well Johni, unless you have something
    with a dedicated vid card like an ASUS, MSI, or one of those gaming
    laptops.

    Good luck, try my suggestion of deleting your temp files, locked/old temp
    files can cause Install Shield to simply fail to start. Deleting them might
    help.
     
    Joe, May 5, 2009
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