Tag Archives: Windows Vista

Grand Theft Auto IV save game location

In order to backup your save games for Grand Theft Auto IV on the PC you will need to backup two different folders, this is due to the game using the Games for Windows Live system.

Windows XP

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Rockstar Games

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\MicrosoftXLive

Windows Vista/7

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Rockstar Games

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\MicrosoftXLive

NB: These are the default folder locations, if you have a different location it can be found by typing %LOCALAPPDATA% into Windows Explorer.

Assassin’s Creed save game location

The Assassin’s Creed save games can be found in the following locations:

Windows XP

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Ubisoft\Assassin's Creed\Saved Games

Windows Vista/7

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Ubisoft\Assassin's Creed\Saved Games

These are the default locations, if they are not in the respective location you can try searching for assassin.ini as they should be in the same folder.

Hanging at 62% when you upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7

If when attempting to upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7 your installation hangs at 62% this could be due to the iphlpsvc service and Microsoft offers the following fix:

  1. Reboot the computer; this will cause a rollback to Windows Vista.
  2. Click Start, and right-click Computer.
  3. Click Properties, and then click Advanced System Settings.
  4. Click Environment Variables.
  5. Under System Variables, click New, and then press ENTER
  6. Type in the following variable information:
    Variable Name: MIG_UPGRADE_IGNORE_PLUGINS 
    Variable value: IphlpsvcMigPlugin.dll
  7. Then Restart Setup.

Note This workaround only applies to the iphlpsvc service hangs

Microsoft Support article

Fix Windows Update error code 80240025

Disclaimer: Use the information in this document at your own risk. I disavow any potential liability for the contents of this document. Use of the concepts, examples, and/or other content of this document is entirely at your own risk.

Please note that this fix was tested on Windows Vista but should work on other versions of Windows.

Recently I was experiencing some issues with a Windows Vista machine not updating from Windows Update correctly, eventually it was tracked down to a single registry key in the following location:

HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\WindowsUpdate

If you set the DisableWindowsUpdateAccess flag to 0 then it should now work, if you do not want to do this manually you can also download a fix below:

Windows Update Error - Code 80240025 Fix (6146 downloads)

Civilisation III in Windows Vista

Installing Sid Meier’s Civilization 3 (external link) under Steam will still not load correctly when using Vista, in order to get it to function correctly you will need to import the following keys into the registry, both of these fixes assume you have used the default installation path for Steam:

Download links:

Civilisation 3 Registry Fix - Windows Vista 32 bit (832 downloads) Civilisation 3 Registry Fix - Windows Vista 64 bit (822 downloads)

Vista 32 bit

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Infogrames]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Infogrames\Civ3PTW]
"Install_Path"="C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steamapps\\common\\sid meier's civilization iii complete\\Civ3PTW"
"Gold_Version"=dword:00000001
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Infogrames\Conquests]
"Install_Path"="C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steamapps\\common\\sid meier's civilization iii complete\\Conquests"
"Complete_Version"=dword:00000001
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Infogrames Interactive]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Infogrames Interactive\Civilization III]
"Install_Path"="C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steamapps\\common\\sid meier's civilization iii complete\\"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Infogrames Interactive\Civilization III - Play the World v1.27F]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Infogrames Interactive\Civilization III - Play the World v1.27F\1.27F]
@=""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Infogrames Interactive\Civilization III v1.29f]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Infogrames Interactive\Civilization III v1.29f\1.29f]
@=""

Vista 64 bit

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Infogrames]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Infogrames\Civ3PTW]
"Install_Path"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Steam\\SteamApps\\common\\sid meier's civilization iii complete\\Civ3PTW"
"Gold_Version"=dword:00000001
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Infogrames\Conquests]
"Install_Path"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Steam\\SteamApps\\common\\sid meier's civilization iii complete\\Conquests"
"Complete_Version"=dword:00000001
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Infogrames Interactive]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Infogrames Interactive\Civilization III]
"Install_Path"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Steam\\SteamApps\\common\\sid meier's civilization iii complete\\"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Infogrames Interactive\Civilization III - Play the World v1.27F]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Infogrames Interactive\Civilization III - Play the World v1.27F\1.27F]
@=""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Infogrames Interactive\Civilization III v1.29f]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Infogrames Interactive\Civilization III v1.29f\1.29f]
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