I have never bought a digital version of Hitman i only had the Game Pass Version for a while and than bought the disc version.
As its clearly shown in my last video, i can not install more than those 12 Items from the disc, i get asked to update the content and 4 Items download to the other Version.
But as you said i uninstalled everything, than installed again the 12 things which it allows me to install from the disc and the other 4 items i can install in the other (maybe digital version) The content is linked however. When i uninstall the “digital” Version i have to install everything from disc again vice versa.
Maybe we should focus more on why there are those two installations. And the same thing is true for hitman 2, i have the disc version but it after installation there is a digital version with all the content and a disc version with only the disc content (as i featured in the Hitman 2 Video yesterday).
I have the painfull long process of uninstalling and reinstalling Hitman one on video if you are in the mood for an hour of installation fun. But basically its the same. After the installation there is the Disc version with 12 and the “non disc” version with 16 items. The disc version installed alone does not let me play the last two mission those i have to download in the digital version and they are there than in the dis version too.
If you want the Video i will upload it (its about 1:20 minutes long with a bit missing since my battery died in between). But maybe the detection routine has an error since both hitman 2 and 2016 have 2 installations which are linked but separate. And before anyone asks, yes both installations are on the same hard drive.
And yes it shows me those downloads in the shop but there are none in the queue when i press that button (one of the highlights in the Video from the full de and new installation process.)