That's a big part of the problem, I did download the update and manually install it. That is the picture I posted of the manual install, just spinning it's wheels forever "searching for updates on this computer". What? I thought that was the update. What it does is put some zipped files on my C drive. I guess those are the ones it's looking for. How stupid is that, puts files on my computer then can't find them. At this point my computer is not able to update period. End of story. The game will never work, the computer will never update. That's just the way it is. I googled it and this is a known problem. The "Fix" makes your computer unable to boot. So my choice is, 1) Keep the status quo and never update, or 2) turn my computer into a brick. Which one do think I will pick.