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I could try right now for yah if you wanted me to. But I'm paranoid about spending my CD key again. It only can have so many attempts before it dies =\
Edit: Got it working, w3wt!
But not without a little bit of work. The game installed just fine, and I could launch the game just fine. But H2V has had a couple of Title Updates since its launch, and I needed to get an update for H2V, and an update for the GFWL (Games For Windows Live) redistributable.
When I tried to update, it would say it's downloading my profile, then it'd say an update is available. I'd hit "Yes, update.", and after a moment, it would complain I'm not connected to the Internet or something. When clearly, I am.
Since I'm dual-booting between Vista and W7, and have H2V installed on Vista, this was easily circumvented. Just copied all of .exe files from H2V's root directory in my Vista partition, and overwrote them on my Windows 7 one. Thus, updating the H2V files. I updates the GFWL files by copying any and all files with the word "xlive" in them. There were a few files, and a xlive folder in System32, and the files from AppData\local\XLive.
Basically, just copied the files from these folders on my Vista partition, and copied them over to the corresponding folders on my Windows 7 partition.
I copied all the files from Vista (I have Vista on drive J)
J:\Users\<your_username>\AppData\Local\XLive (AppData is a hidden folder)
J:\Windows\System32\ - with any files that have "xlive" in them.
J:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Halo 2\ - copy any .exes/files (except maps/movies)
and overwrote them on my other partition. And that was pretty much it. GFWL was updated, and my profiles were there, too. Only problem being was that I was missing a DirectX (d3d.dll) file, so I simply copied it from one System32 to the other.
Just in case you guys wanted to know, or if anyone else wanted to try this out.
But yeap. It works ^_^
Edit 2.0: In the pic, I have Visual Setting disabled so I can save RAM. 1 GB of RAM is barely enough to run a resource hog like H2V.
[Edited on 01.08.2009 6:44 PM PST]