Well once again we have another game that has incompatibilities with installing on newer versions of Windows. I had no clue Quake 3 Arena would have issues but I most certainly had issues. But once again comes a simple fix which is pretty much the same as the Quake 2 fix. For me it took awhile for the setup to actually prompt could be a bug on my computer but still none the less this is a much easier fix.
Step 1: Open the Quake 3 Arena disk by right clicking on it and open it in a new window. Locate the Quake 3 folder.
Step 2: Drag the Quake 3 folder to a location on your hard drive.
Well there you go you have installed Quake 3 Arena on your Windows PC.
Quake 3 Arena being played on Windows 8.1