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 Red Alert 2 won't install

I've tried installing RA2 many times on WINXP Home. All I
get is the little white box in the middle of my desktop.
I've went to Wstwood's support site, got a list of things
to try... no help.
When I run the check program included on the CD It reads
my DirectX as 7.0!!! when we are all told that XP comes
preloaded with 8.1 I am left perplexed and run DXDiag. The
result: DX 8.1 installed and working properly.

I also tried running win 98/ME compatibility mode during
install with no success.

I Know for a fact that the game CD is good.

Does anybody know how to fix this problem?
Here is some system info for all you bright poeple out

WinXP home
ATI Radeon 64 MB Latest drivers installed
P4 1.5 Gig
SB Live value

 Sat, 12 Mar 2005 22:47:48 GMT   
 Red Alert 2 won't install

You've downloaded and installed the 1.006 patch from  If you have, are you running in a Limited account,
or one which has Administrator rights?  The former could have the result
you're seeing.
Chris H.
Microsoft MVP - Windows XP
Associate Expert
Expert Zone -

 Sat, 12 Mar 2005 23:22:31 GMT   
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