StarCraft® II

"Invalid Installation Option" - Error.

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I recently bought StarCraft II Wings of Liberty & the Expansion Set, Heart of the Swarm.

I installed Wings Of Liberty in "D:\Games\StarCraft II". I install all my games in the D: drive because that's my larger (2TB) storage drive. My C: drive is a smaller (128GB) SSD OS drive.

The game installed absolutely fine; no issues whatsoever.

Then I put in the disc for the expansion set and started to install Heart Of The Swarm. It picked up the "D:\Games\StarCraft II" as the folder where WoL was installed; however, after I click on "Agree", I get the following error:

Could not install.
Invalid installation options. Please try again.

... and it won't proceed with the installation!!

I don't get it!! It installed WoL absolutely fine in the same location; why can't it install HoTS? It's not telling me anything pertinent to help me resolve the issue.

I found a thread somewhere which had a similar error, but their issue was different - they had already played WoL and just wanted to install HoTS so they renamed their WoL folder and were able to install HoTS. I don't know if that's applicable to me because I have not played WoL yet -- so I still need that installed & working.

I have installed both these games in the past on a traditional "C:\Program Files\StarCraft II" structure and didn't have a problem. I Don't know why I'm having this issue now with HoTS.

Any advice?

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Hello Damian, have you tried running StarCraft II? Once everything is patched up, you should have all you need to play, including Heart of the Swarm.
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I have the same problem and I updated the base game.
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Hey Lanfear,

See your thread here:
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