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Can't reinstall mass effect 2 after upgrading to windows 10

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Can't reinstall mass effect 2 after upgrading to windows 10

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Hello, after I upgraded to windows 10 I didn't try to play ME2 for a while but when I did it kept asking for me to enter the key code and would then shut down.  I uninstalled the game but when I try to re-install it, near the end of the process,  I get the message "install failed, permission denied on a data file". no other information given.  If anyone has any suggestions it would appreciated.

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Steam or Origin?

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I have the DVD's. I do have steam and origin accounts but I don't think my ME2 is running under either of them.

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The disk is clean and in good shape?

Then right click on the installation exe > "troubleshooting compatibility issues"

If that not helps, run the exe as Administrator

 

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This is a players helping players forum, I don't work for EA.
Dies ist ein Spieler helfen Spielern Forum, ich arbeite nicht für EA.

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Death closes all: but something ere the end, Some work of noble note, may yet be done, Not unbecoming men that strove with Gods.
Ulysses - Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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the discs look ok. Same result after trying the install under various compatibility options as well as running as administrator.

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Ok, delete the Original ME2 Folder in your "Program Files (x86)" folder and the Mass Effect 2 Folder from your Documents folder (Make a Backup of the last one, it holds your old save files) A few files will have read only attribute, so you need to rename them or delete them using the super admin account or a  CMD running in Administrator mode.

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This is a players helping players forum, I don't work for EA.
Dies ist ein Spieler helfen Spielern Forum, ich arbeite nicht für EA.

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Death closes all: but something ere the end, Some work of noble note, may yet be done, Not unbecoming men that strove with Gods.
Ulysses - Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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Thanks Holger, I ended up installing onto my back up hard drive. I think it had XP or vista installed on it initially. It took everything, DLC's and my saves and the game is running fine.  Thanks for the help

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