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Installing disc copies of FF7 on Windows 10

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RedManMark86:
Trying to install an old copy of FF7 on Windows 10 and finding that it doesn't work? Have no fear! Use Tom's Installer! It'll install the game from original discs, even on Windows 10, where the original installer doesn't work! Note: It will not help with piracy. You need discs. ~Covarr

Just a heads up, in the RTM build of windows 10 final fantasy 7 will not install so make sure to install a clean copy before you upgrade if you plan on using 7th Heaven as I'm completely stuck ha.

It did work fine with earlier builds and I've tried all sorts of compatibility settings but with no luck. It seems to get stuck once you click install and then it switches to the 32bit installer through the wow64 compatibility layer, when you check task manager it has started it up but it is just sitting there using 0% cpu and 1.4mb ram :/

Hopefully the game converter can maybe be updated to force the install to happen or copy the files across and write the necessary registry settings otherwise be ready to buy the steam version

Edit: Just to be clear, this only applies to disc-based versions of the game. The Steam version installs just fine, and is recommended for people purchasing FF7 for the first time. ~Covarr

Sega Chief:
Thanks for the heads-up; I had all these misgivings about upgrading so I held off on it.

Covarr:
I've had issues with old versions of InstallShield even as far back as Windows 7. This comes as no surprise to me.

If nobody else steps forward, I might make a replacement installer that grabs the data off the discs so people don't have to rely on the original piece of junk installer. This idea has been stewing around in my head for a while, so now's as good a time as any to actually do it.

Kaldarasha:

--- Quote from: Covarr on 2015-07-29 13:54:11 ---I've had issues with old versions of InstallShield even as far back as Windows 7. This comes as no surprise to me.

If nobody else steps forward, I might make a replacement installer that grabs the data off the discs so people don't have to rely on the original piece of junk installer. This idea has been stewing around in my head for a while, so now's as good a time as any to actually do it.

--- End quote ---

Maybe Tom has made some improvements on his FF7config.exe. http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=16126.0
Would be nice to have it installed, too.

Covarr:
I remember he was also working on a replacement installer. But, like his FF7config, it was never released. I don't know if it's been finished to a releasable state or not.

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