A lot of people know that old games can be such a nuisance to install on newer versions of Windows. Well a part of that line of old games comes that great classic we know Quake II. Funny Quake 1 installs without any issues but do to compatibility problems Quake II can't. Well there is only one simple way to solve this issue.
Step 1: Open the Quake II disk in a new Window by right clicking. After that the window should open now we have to find the games install folder.
Step 2: Drag the Data folder to any location on your computer as seen in the screenshot below.
You have now successfully installed Quake 2 without the use of its bug ridden setup file. You can enjoy the full benefits of the game and even save and load without any issues.
Quake 2 being played on Windows 8.1