How to get Addons To Work with Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 10
Skip the bolded text if you do not have Vista or Windows 7
For Windows 8, skip to bold text that says Windows 8 and NHL09
Turn Off UAC (User Account Control)
For Instructions go here Disable User Account Control (UAC) the Easy Way on Windows Vista :: the How-To Geek
restart your PC.
the game in C:\Program Files\EA Sports\NHL 09 folder for 32bit
XP/Vista/7 or C:\Program Files (x86) \EA Sports\NHL 09 folder for 64bit
XP/Vista/7. This is the main game folder.
Put the Toolbox somewhere on your computer
To get Faces and Goalie Addons to work in NHL09, you need to hexedit the faces.viv file. The Toolbox does it for you. You can get it here.
Choice and 64bit OS
It is delete choice.com
It should work. If not, go into the systems32 folder and copy choice.exe and paste it to the main game folder.
Windows 8 and NHL09
1) Make sure you are on an administrator login
2) Locate the 'EA Sports' folder inside Programs Files x86
3) Right click > Properties
4) Go to the security tab
5) Select your username in the user groups list and click 'Edit'
Ensure 'Full Control' is ticked in the permissions box. Save the
changes and then try and use the add-on installer with something.
The way to turn off UAC in 8 is different then it is in Vista and 7.
How to Turn Off UAC in Windows 10
Quote Originally Posted by kpcompguy at TBN
Ok,after nearly giving up and reverting my gaming machine back to windows 7, I ran across a thread here that helped me but it was in a different language. I, like many, have been having one biotch of a time getting NHL 09 to work after installing any addons involving rosters. Just like windows seven, you have to disable the UAC. Here is the problem, if you
simply move the slider down in windows 8 or 10, it will not completely disable it. so before you do this, download everything because youmight lose internet when you edit the registry. The only way I have found that works was from a french member of this site. He edited the registry but his post was in a different language. To get into the registry from windows 8, simply search for "regedit". Windows 10 has a search bar on the standard desktop toolbar and you can type in "regedit" and run the program. go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System. double click EnableLUA. Put a 0 on for the value. restart the machine. run the addon updates like normal. go back and change the value back to 1 and restart your machine after you
verify that the game starts without crashing. It worked for me. I now have it running well on two machines with updated rosters and windows 10. Hope this helps.