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Installation of Bf2 and FH2 on Windows 10?

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Hi.

I installed some new hardware (mainboard and CPU). After that (surprise, surprise) my Windows 7 64-bit Pro didn't start anymore which is pretty common when making major hardware changes.

I've installed Windows 10 Pro 64-bit now and have the old system and all the files (BF2 and FH2) on the other harddrive.

But now I need to re-install everything, including BF2 and FH2.

Does this work easily? Does anybody have some tips how to make this smoothly? I would also like to use my configuration files from Fh2/BF2. I should still have the original BF2 DVD/CD.

 

Thanks and happy holidays.

 

 

 

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Type "regedit" in your cmd window

Location -> Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Electronic Arts\ea games\battlefield 2

everything after "WOW6432Node" wont be there for you so you need to create it by rightlicking and "Create new Key" ( Keys are "Folders")

inside the "Battlefield 2" Key (Folder) you Need to rightclick and create new "String Value"

You Need these two "String Values"   the rest will be created automatically!

  • installdir           (Root Location from your BF2 Folder)
  • ergc                  (Your CD-Key  Format WIHTOUT  "-")

 


 

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3 hours ago, Grabfunzel said:

Type "regedit" in your cmd window

Location -> Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Electronic Arts\ea games\battlefield 2

everything after "WOW6432Node" wont be there for you so you need to create it by rightlicking and "Create new Key" ( Keys are "Folders")

inside the "Battlefield 2" Key (Folder) you Need to rightclick and create new "String Value"

You Need these two "String Values"   the rest will be created automatically!

  • installdir           (Root Location from your BF2 Folder)
  • ergc                  (Your CD-Key  Format WIHTOUT  "-")

 


 

bf2reg.JPG

 

Thanks for your replies guys.

@Grabfunzel: So I need to re-install BF2 though? Now I have a completely new Win10 and the old Win7 isn't working anymore and on another harddrive. So I don't have the registry entry yet.

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Thanks. It actually worked, I tried Singleplayer.

 

I just realized though that the old bf2 folder is on the old win7 harddrive which I intend to format (has some "bad sectors") in the near future. So I have to re-install it anyway.

Or could it actually work to move the oldf bf2 installation to the new hard drive and update the registry?

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Here's an interesting one... I have 2 BF2 discs but lost the key for one of them. As we're going to be playing 2 players next campaign, I thought I would have to get hold of another key. But it turns out the insert key in registry in unencrypted version registers as a different key so we can play 2 on servers using effectively the same key. I tested it on public and it works. Using the same standard encrypted registry key only allowed one online at a time last time I tried this a couple of years ago. Anyone know what's changed or why this is now possible? Was all set to buy another copy second hand just for the extra key....

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