Don't install BC or Wrath if you're at 4.x

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11 Human Warrior
10
I bought the Digital version recently and it still says it's apply minor updates or something like that
so should I wait till it finishes that or em I cool can I upgrade to other expansion when the time comes?
55 Human Rogue
995
So...Are we just...Not expected to buy Wrath of the Lich king or something?
85 Orc Rogue
0
04/29/2011 12:00 AMPosted by Xalavier
So...Are we just...Not expected to buy Wrath of the Lich king or something?


You can buy it all you want.

just don't use the dang discs to install it.

simply input the cd-key in the account management area.

You already have the wrath content.

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85 Night Elf Druid
8210
Um....so I'm using a trial account and am using the latest patch. So if I go in stores, buy WoW Classic, do I use the disc or use the CD authentication on Battle.net to upgrade? Also, does this mean (as I've heard) I need to use the authentication codes on Battle.net for BC and WOTLK too? What about Cataclysm?
35 Human Rogue
580
thanks for the help blizz...i have a trial account...for now...i got the keys for wow,bc,wotlk,cata from a site that takes echecks...since you dont...so since i am fully patched up il just upgrade my account with the keys i bought online and i should be able to access all the features of all the expansions...woots...no more going thru 12cd's to install....thanx
24 Blood Elf Warlock
2835
I'm having this problem!

I'm at v4.1.0.14007...74% & It fails at clean up on disk 1.
Got original + Burning Crusade, works perfectly. It's Lich King failing at install.

I emailed support already but if I can get a quicker answer here, I'd like to hear it!

tried to download, but I got:


The file "Pass1\MPQs-1\AllBoxLevels\unconditional\Data#patch.MPQ\Character\BROKEN\Male\BrokenEyeGlowBlueGreen.blp~Patch(Data#common,2564)" in archive "K:\World of Warcraft\Data\sound.MPQ" could not be opened, because an error 2 occurred. If this problem persists, please contact Blizzard Technical Support. (MPQFile::OpenFromArchive)
Edited by Pyrila on 5/8/2011 5:24 PM PDT
100 Draenei Priest
22275
can u guys remove the old content of wow1 for me ?
1 Human Priest
0
FML, I did this, and reinstalled 5 TIMES. If Blizzard doesn't give higher attention to this, im not paying 15$ A MOTHER $#%ING MONTH!!
85 Undead Death Knight
2620
Yep to bad for me i didn't read this till it was to late. So i uninstall the game and have reinstalled everything but cata and im still getting error world of warcraft retail copy not responding and on top of that im getting a warring from Avg saying the background downloader has a virus in it.......Can i please get some help........ didn't pay for this so i couldn't play it
85 Undead Death Knight
2620
and now im getting a warring that the launcher has a virus...if there is anyone looking at this please help this is getting to become a pain in my a@@
85 Undead Death Knight
2620
Ok so i ran the repair tool no more warnings about viruses but i still get world of warcraft retail not responding
85 Troll Druid
3485
My friend in austrlia recently bought all the wow cd's and tried to upload it to her computer. She's getting stuck at 74% in wrath. Obvis she isn't or ever had 4.0 installed. Is there a way for her to get through all all the cd's so she can only has to dl the 4.0.3 patch to get the game going? They get charged per month on their downloads and she's trying to make sure she has enough left for the game.
okay so I've been away for a few years and decided I miss playing the game, then magically as if Blizzard can read my mind I get an email for 7 free days. I decided to take them up on the offer to see if I can get back into the game and still enjoy it as I once did.... then I hit all of these installation problems. Installed vanilla, then BC and before logging in or anything tried RotLK and it gave me that error. Of course knowing the amount of time it takes to download all the updates and patches, I was trying to have it all installed and ready to go before accepting the 7 free days, DIDNT HAPPEN! Since I couldn't install RotLK I uninstalled everything and installed Vanilla again, accepted the 7 day offer, thinking maybe I needed to have my patches up to date to install the ex packs, now i've been downloading updates for over 8 hours (still not 50% complete ( I do have decent bandwidth btw) I have an appoinment early tomorrow so I definately cant get on and play anymore today, will be gone most of the day tomorrow, and now my 7 days is basically cut down to 5. I know I'm going to spend at least a day trying to figure out all the new spells, relearn and reorganize my key bindings, and reintroduce myself with the game in general.......

honestly I dont even know if it's worth all of this, I will say that If Im not totally back on the hook with at least 1 day remaining of my 7 free days, I wont be paying for a new subscription, and will just chalk this up to a bad experience.....

Blizzard if you want to get people to come back to the game or get new players you need to do something about this. People dont want to spend this kind of money on software (thankfully I bought my games a long time ago), and pay membership fees, when they have to spend DAYS downloading the game because they cant use the disks they just paid for!!!
60 Dwarf Paladin
270
So I'm new to WOW. I recently purchased it, and installed it, it ran fine. Now I find myself thinking about some expansions, so I downloaded the Burning Crusade trial, and installed it, and now when I load WOW I am getting the registry error. What do I do?
90 Troll Hunter
6335
Delete everything and start over from scratch.

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60 Dwarf Paladin
270
Uhm ok, so I deleted my WoW folder. Now I am downloading from the 4.0 link or whatever posted on page 1 in OP. So basically what your saying is, if I have WOW Classic, and online I hit the trial for Burning Crusade. All I have to do is download from that link, and I will already have the Burning Crusade content when I go into WOW?
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06/12/2011 03:17 PMPosted by Cigdyck
Uhm ok, so I deleted my WoW folder. Now I am downloading from the 4.0 link or whatever posted on page 1 in OP. So basically what your saying is, if I have WOW Classic, and online I hit the trial for Burning Crusade. All I have to do is download from that link, and I will already have the Burning Crusade content when I go into WOW?
Do not hit the Burning Crusade Trial link, Cigdyck. Everybody plays the exact same version of World of Warcraft these days, regardless of which expansions you have purchased.

It helps to think of WoW as a 4-story house, and each expansion as another floor on top of the one before it. Everybody who plays the game has the entire house downloaded onto their computer, but each floor is locked until you buy the "keys" to it.

Once you download the 4.0 client from the link, the game will automatically patch itself to 4.1 and you will be good to go. Our Battle.net system keeps track of which content you have purchased and will automatically unlock it for you. You can keep track of this by visiting your account management page at http://us.battle.net
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60 Dwarf Paladin
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06/12/2011 03:49 PMPosted by JeremyS
Uhm ok, so I deleted my WoW folder. Now I am downloading from the 4.0 link or whatever posted on page 1 in OP. So basically what your saying is, if I have WOW Classic, and online I hit the trial for Burning Crusade. All I have to do is download from that link, and I will already have the Burning Crusade content when I go into WOW?
Do not hit the Burning Crusade Trial link, Cigdyck. Everybody plays the exact same version of World of Warcraft these days, regardless of which expansions you have purchased.

It helps to think of WoW as a 4-story house, and each expansion as another floor on top of the one before it. Everybody who plays the game has the entire house downloaded onto their computer, but each floor is locked until you buy the "keys" to it.

Once you download the 4.0 client from the link, the game will automatically patch itself to 4.1 and you will be good to go. Our Battle.net system keeps track of which content you have purchased and will automatically unlock it for you. You can keep track of this by visiting your account management page at [url]http://us.battle.net[/url]
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Thank you for your response. I do suggest something is done maybe in the form of a warning for anyone else who might do the same thing as well. Because once I hit the trial It prompted me to do a download. It is rather frustrating having to re-download it all, especially since it takes an enormous amount of time(at least for me).
60 Troll Warlock
460
Let me see if i can understand what you're saying. If what i think you're trying to say is wrong, can you please simplify? Anyways what I'm getting out of this is "I just need to activate the WoW WotLK game key on my account and I should be able to have the perks of WotLK?" I've just bought it and I'm installing it through the discs provided. it only lets me get to 74% then tells me an error.
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