WEIRD problem when installing Unreal 2004

Rob Gillespie

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This is an odd one.

Freshly-installed Windows XP SP1 machine. All security updates applied, all software installed, yadda yadda yadda.

'My Computer' is renamed to ROBBOX1
'My Document' renamed to 'Files'
'My Network places' renamed to 'Network'

(I hate that 'My' thing)

All working OK.

Install Unreal Tournament 2004, reboot and then those three things that were renamed suddenly revert back to their original names. No matter how many times I rename them back, after a reboot, they always revert.

It is definitely the install of Unreal doing this - not any other app, or the DX9 that comes with Unreal. It's just when the game itself is installed.

Anyone even dare to guess what is going on with this thing?
 

Rob Gillespie

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This is an odd one.

Freshly-installed Windows XP SP1 machine. All security updates applied, all software installed, yadda yadda yadda.

'My Computer' is renamed to ROBBOX1
'My Document' renamed to 'Files'
'My Network places' renamed to 'Network'

(I hate that 'My' thing)

All working OK.

Install Unreal Tournament 2004, reboot and then those three things that were renamed suddenly revert back to their original names. No matter how many times I rename them back, after a reboot, they always revert.

It is definitely the install of Unreal doing this - not any other app, or the DX9 that comes with Unreal. It's just when the game itself is installed.

Anyone even dare to guess what is going on with this thing?
 

Arthur Legardo

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How did you rename those items, F2 or a reg hack? I have a feeling that the names of those items are controlled by a key in the registry.
 

Arthur Legardo

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How did you rename those items, F2 or a reg hack? I have a feeling that the names of those items are controlled by a key in the registry.
 

Rob Gillespie

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Just renamed using F2, or right-click - Rename.

Have done that for over two years and never seen them change back.
 

Rob Gillespie

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Just renamed using F2, or right-click - Rename.

Have done that for over two years and never seen them change back.
 

Max Leung

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Could be that Windows XP is doing a System Restore on you without asking. Are you running a virus checker or anything similar? Maybe it's doing something like that behind the scenes too...
 

Max Leung

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Could be that Windows XP is doing a System Restore on you without asking. Are you running a virus checker or anything similar? Maybe it's doing something like that behind the scenes too...
 

Rob Gillespie

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Nope, got all that checked. It's just the install of Unreal.

I got FarCry today and installed that and it did not do the same thing.
 

Rob Gillespie

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Nope, got all that checked. It's just the install of Unreal.

I got FarCry today and installed that and it did not do the same thing.
 

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