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Shock Horror! XP SP3 required.

Discussion in 'F1 2010 - The Game' started by BakedBean, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. BakedBean

    BakedBean

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    Just tried to install my new F1 2010 DVD this morning and it won't let me!
    It says 'XP Service Pack 3 required'.
    Is there any way round this?
    I don't want to put the evil Windows WGA on my system.

    HELP! I desperately want to play.

    Cheers
     
  2. Nick Deeley

    Nick Deeley

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    What system do you run at the moment?
     
  3. BakedBean

    BakedBean

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    I run XP SP2.
    This is the first game I've come across that requires SP3... why?
     
  4. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld
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    Because only pirates don't have SP3 :) Clever thinking of Codies I must say :)
     
  5. BakedBean

    BakedBean

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    Also people who don't want WGA infesting their system...
     
  6. Connor Caple

    Connor Caple
    Slowest Racer in Town...

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    Since the system is made by Microsoft and WGA is made by Microsoft, I don't see how it's infesting anything.

    I agree - in the main, non XPSP3 users are 'rats and need to pony up some dosh for a legal copy. :D
     
  7. BakedBean

    BakedBean

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    OK, OK, give me a break!
    SP3 installed, problem solved.

    Only had a quick go on the game. Can't say I'm that impressed so far. Seems a bit easy.:eek:
     
  8. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld
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    Oops, my apologies wasn't aiming at your personally with my comment m8. Was a general remark, sorry :thumb:
     
  9. Viscon

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    I see I'm a bit too late, still there's a workaround that lets you install on XP SP2.
    Actually I did it - copied DVD contents to hdd and launched Game.msi instead of Setup.exe.
    The only culprit was the game installed default English version (which was fine with me) and then I had to install other features from Redist folder manually to play.