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Manual Install of a PC Game from Disc

If the game is installed and authenticated through Steam, please follow these instructions instead.

To manually install a PC game from a disc, follow the instructions below. 

IMPORTANT: You may find yourself copying a large amount of data / files onto your PC; before proceeding make sure that you have sufficient space on your hard drive!

Step A: Temporarily disable your anti-virus and security software:

1. From the Windows desktop, press and hold the Windows Key (Microsoft Logo) and the R Key together at the same time to open the Run Window,

2. Type msconfig and click OK,

3. Select the Services tab,

4. Uncheck anything related to your system protection/anti-virus,

5. Select the Startup tab,

6. Uncheck anything related to your system protection/anti-virus,

7. Restart your computer.

 

Step B:  Perform a "Desktop Installation"

1. Create a new folder on your desktop (right-click on a blank space of the desktop and select New then Folder),

2. Insert the disk into the CD/DVD drive (exit any auto menus),

3. Open My Computer (Windows Key + E in Windows 8) and locate your CD/DVD drive

4. Right click on the CD/DVD drive and select Explore

5. Click in the now open folder, from the keyboard press Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C to copy all of its contents.

6. Open the new folder, click inside it and from the keyboard press Ctrl+V to paste the disc contents into the folder.

7. If there are multiple discs, copy and paste all of the contents of each disc into the same new folder.

8. Eject any game discs.

9. Locate the installer file, typically titled "run.exe" or "install.exe"

10. Right click this file and select "Run as administrator", then follow any of the installer's prompts or instructions.

11. Once the installation is complete, you may delete the folder containing the files copied from the disc. 

 

Step C:  Reenable your anti-virus and security software:

1. From the Windows desktop, press and hold the Windows Key (Microsoft Logo) and the R Key together at the same time to open the Run Window,

2. Type msconfig and click OK,

3. Select the Services tab,

4. Recheck anything related to your system protection/anti-virus,

5. Select the Startup tab,

6. Recheck anything related to your system protection/anti-virus,

7. Restart your computer.

NOTE: If you are unable to copy the contents of a disc onto your computer or you receive an error message when attempting to install the game this could indicate that there is an issue with the disc i.e. damaged or otherwise unreadable. Please click here for further troubleshooting advice relating to disc errors.

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