If you've removed the read-only properties from the game folder and everything in it, then, to the best of my knowledge, it worked, even if Windows 7 says that it hasn't. It does the same thing to me, but then TSLRCM installs perfectly, which it would not be able to do otherwise.
1) Are you trying to patch to 2560x1600?
2) If so, are you hacking the .ini to that res under both [Display Options] and [Graphics Options]?
Oh, and my post in the Vista/7 installation thread is pretty much a rough draft and in dire need of a major overhaul.
"They should rename the team to the Washington Government Sucks. Put Obama on the helmet. Line the entire walls of the stadium with the actual text of the ACA.
Fix their home team score on the board to the debt clock, they can win every game 17,000,000,000,000 to 24. Losing team gets taxed by the IRS 100%, then droned."