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I just downloaded the FIFA 12 Demo, but when I start the Autorun.exe I only get a play button, none for installation. If I click it, the FIFA 11 startup menu comes up.

If I start EASetup.exe, it says the game already is installed.

Any way to fix this?

For clarification: I have FIFA 11 installed and I am looking for a way to get the FIFA 12 Demo installed without uninstalling FIFA 11.

This seems to be a general issue with the demo, I found a german article on the web pointing out this issue as well. What I want to know is if there is a workaround to get the demo installed anyway.

  • What operating system do you use? Is it possible that Fifa 11 was installed on the system sometime before and was not uninstalled properly? – Michael K Sep 13 '11 at 15:31
  • Fifa 11 is installed, Win 7 x64 – magnattic Sep 13 '11 at 15:33
  • Has fifa 12 been installed before? – Michael K Sep 13 '11 at 15:35
  • Fifa 12 is not even released yet. ;) And no, the demo has not been installed before. – magnattic Sep 13 '11 at 15:37
  • I'm sorry, I don't know about sports games. You could try to uninstall fifa 11 and then install the demo, that might work. – Michael K Sep 13 '11 at 15:39
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I now found a solution in this news article (german):

If you remove the following registry key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\1DC6AEF331AE7EC47AE47AA4A4A0B7C5

you are able to install the demo while Fifa 11 stays installed.

You should make a backup though, so that you still can uninstall Fifa 11 properly later.

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  • I really appreciate your help. You just sort this out while I was really looking for a solution around internet. – user12434 Sep 14 '11 at 1:04
  • Glad I could help. Wow, the views for this question really went through the roof. :D – magnattic Sep 14 '11 at 8:43
  • I tried to delete that registry key, and there was an "Error Deleting Values: Unable to delete all specified values." Therefore, I still have the problem with FIFA 12 not starting. – user12444 Sep 14 '11 at 13:58
  • Maybe your account doesn't have the sufficient rights. Sounds like a problem for superuser though. – magnattic Sep 14 '11 at 14:45
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there is no need to remove the whole registry key just add a suffix to it like

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\1DC6AEF331AE7EC47AE47AA4A4A0B7C5backup

and the demo will install just fine. Afterwards you can remove it so you can properly uninstall fifa 11.

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