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How to Uninstall and ReInstall SPORE  XML
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SporeMasterNumerator


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Backup your saved games first:
http://forum.spore.com/jforum/posts/list/5625.page#53787

Backup \My Documents\My Spore Creations


In the Control Panel->Add Or Remove Programs->Remove EA Download Manager
In the Control Panel->Add Or Remove Programs->Remove Spore

Delete the folder C:\ProgramData\Electronic Arts
Delete the folder C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\SPORE
Delete the folder C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EADM

Reinstall SPORE from disk and install EADM.

Start SPORE and accept patch.

Exit game.

Restore backups:
Delete all package files in Spore directory \Documents and Settings\(Username)\Application Data\SPORE
Copy EditorSaves.package file from backup to Spore directory
Delete Games directory in Spore directory
Copy Games directory from backup to Spore directory.
Copy backup of \My Documents\My Spore Creations to \My Documents\My Spore Creations


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sheely69


Microbe

Joined: 10/23/2008 10:19:07
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wont delete the eadm file or the electronic arts one???
HELP
SporeMasterKaliena


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What error are you receiving? If you have EADM installed is it running? You will need to turn it off before it can be uninstalled.





SporeMasterNumerator


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If you did not uninstall the EADM, you will not be able to remove the directory.


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JohnnyPie


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SporeMasterNumerator wrote:

Reinstall SPORE from disk and install EADM.




Can you also give instructions for those of us that don't have a disk? i.e. digital download

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Brettoleto97


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Joined: 10/26/2008 14:23:04
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How do you uninstall spore on a mac computer
Seddy8


Microbe

Joined: 10/30/2008 21:59:22
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if you uninstall the game do you lose your progress and your worlds
SporeMasterKaliena


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Brettoleto97 you may want to look in the Mac Help part of the Forum for Mac specific information.

Seddy8 I highly recommend you visit the Master Help Thread and follow the directions on backing up your save game. Normally if you choose to keep information during the install--which you will be prompted yes or no--you will keep the games automatically.






CaptTripps


Microbe

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do I have to uninstall EADM? I uninstalled spore and now I cant reinstall. the install wizard shuts down after I key in my game reg. code
SporeMasterKaliena


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It can't hurt to uninstall EADM. How are you trying to run the install for Spore? Make sure you have not accidently tried to run Spore from the DVD instead of installing--it will also prompt you for a registration code but the box will look very plain/no frills in comparison to the real install prompts.





sorax28


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Will un-installing it and then re-installing it to a different hard drive (an external one) have any negatvie effects? will the patches upload to the wrong location? and will the expansions still work?
acmulan


Microbe

Joined: 11/23/2008 18:17:43
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spore master numerater im just about ot uninstall and reinstall spore and i c ur on,

ok, ive found the hidden spore file and i highlighted all off them. while highlighted i right clicked them and clicked copy.(isnt that how you back them up??) but now where do i paste em?? help!?
SporeMasterNumerator


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acmulan wrote:spore master numerater im just about ot uninstall and reinstall spore and i c ur on,

ok, ive found the hidden spore file and i highlighted all off them. while highlighted i right clicked them and clicked copy.(isnt that how you back them up??) but now where do i paste em?? help!?


When you select "copy", it will place a copy in the same directory.
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sorax28


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sorax28 wrote:Will un-installing it and then re-installing it to a different hard drive (an external one) have any negatvie effects? will the patches upload to the wrong location? and will the expansions still work?


Excuse me, but I would still like some help with this.
vjello7


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what if i got the digital version though? please reply back quickly. thank you very much
 
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