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Trouble installing some games...

by BCTransitFan / July 3, 2009 2:58 PM PDT

Hi there. For months I've been trying to install Roller Coaster Tycoon (The first one) on my system. Even though it's dated, I believe it's the best game Mr. Chris Sawyer ever designed and sold. Unfortunately, I can't install it to my machine. I thought the disk might be the problem (a bit scratched) but I did some research and it's my windows directory. It's named "Windows.0" which apparently causes problems with some applications. Is there anyway to rename the windows directory without completely reinstalling Windows XP?


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I don't believe so.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 3, 2009 9:30 PM PDT

That Windows directory and other system critical folders cannot be changed. Doing so would render the Operating System inoperable.

Any idea how this happened? A re-install some time ago perhaps? Do you get a choice of which Windows to log into when you boot up?


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There can be more than one way to do things...?
by BCTransitFan / July 5, 2009 4:22 AM PDT
In reply to: I don't believe so.

Yes, I get an option for Windows XP or Windows XP, only the top one works. I'd rather not reinstall Windows XP, but I will if there's no other way.
Surely there is a way to change the windows directory to another folder? I mean, if I could create a new folder for Windows, and copy everything into it, shouldn't I be able to change the target directory for the operating system?

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You're welcome to try.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 5, 2009 4:50 AM PDT

Go download a Linux Live CD operating system, burn it to a CD as an ISO, boot up with that. I still use Knoppix, but its a bit dated now. It will load up as an OS from the CD, and give you full access to these two Windows XP installation files.

Find the Windows.0 folder, rename it.

Shut down Linux, remove the CD and reboot. See if the Windows XP that did work now still works. I'm betting it won't.


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