Today, I upgraded to Windows 7. I'm using the original Vana'diel Collection to try installing.
Well, I finally got past the dumb polhook.dll issue by disabling the User Account Control Settings (Control Panel > User Accounts and Family Safety > User Accounts)... But it doesn't seem to be letting me actually install the game. I can install Tetra Master (yay useless) and downloaded the Vista/7 OS version of POL off the site, but still no go on the actual FFXI installation wizard. Anytime I bring up the C Drive to start it manually, it just tries downloading POL only. I've ejected and put the CD back in, but nothing happens that way. It's been a while since I've installed, but I remember a wizard coming up to install FFXI, the two expansions, and then POL separately. Am I missing something? I can actually go through the POL Viewer all the way up to the "Play" button screen, but when I click it, it just tells me it's unable to boot because FFXI is not installed (error 020). I've read Windows 7 help threads through and through and the only issues I've seen is either the polhook.dll one, the crashing on FFXI booting one (solved by booting IE up in 32 bit in the BG apparently), or Windower-related ones. Does anyone have any idea what the deal is? I was really wanting to play around in events today on my new system, but it looks like I'll be stuck on my old one until this is fixed... Any help would be greatly appreciated.
EDIT: Btw, there isn't actually any error message taking place preventing the installation. It's just not taking place at all.