Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Multiplayer

Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Multiplayer

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Ganger Feb 9, 2013 @ 4:08am
runasadmin.vdf 202990 - what is this that wants to install on my pc.
Everytime I run Black Ops II on my windows Vista PC, The user account control program pops up asking to install this file. I only noticed it this morning and not to sure what it is. If I cancel black ops II still loads up. But can someone shed some light on what is this that wasnt to install.

C:\Programfiles\Steam\bin\Steamservice.exe" /installscript "C:\Programfiles\Steam\Steamapps\common\Call of Duty black ops II\runasadmin.vdf" 202990

I don't get this on my Window 7 PC btw only Vista.
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Unholy Eve Feb 9, 2013 @ 4:12am 
Don't know if this will be off any use for you:

Could try doing the same to the BO2 folders and see what happens.
hqe drückt Feb 9, 2013 @ 4:15am 
found this after a minute of google..

"- exit Steam
- right-click Steam icon, "Run as administrator"
- start Dishonored (to trigger the problematic step)
- exit Dishonored
- exit Steam again
- start Steam normally. "

not the exact same problem, but could work.


"Your problem is that you're using Vista. " - some random forum

last but not least:

"Try removing and reinstalling XNA framework, that solved it for me. "
Seaweed Feb 6, 2017 @ 4:54am 
Have you solved the problem? I wanted to reinstall Oblivion, but that file is in my Oblivion folder and is preventing Steam from installing the game and me from deleting the Oblivion folder. Don't know what to do.
Last edited by Seaweed; Feb 6, 2017 @ 4:54am
Zabo Mar 24, 2017 @ 2:44am 
This is an ancient thread but for those finding it from search here's a possible fix. (I had this issue with Endless Space 208140). It seems that there's some logic in SteamService.exe that checks for registry keys. Specifically it looks at HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Valve\Steam\Apps\<APPID>\<KEY>

Look up the config for your app on SteamDB. Call of Duty Black Ops can be found

Look at the keys it's going to check. In COD's case: "vcredist" and "directx".
Use regedit.exe and navigate to that location and create REG_DWORD values set to 1 with those key names.

Now SteamService.exe will see that the update was "installed" and it'll not try to install it again.
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Date Posted: Feb 9, 2013 @ 4:08am
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