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Old Windows Games

Q: Old Windows Games

Unwilling to completely give up on the simple Windows games I love (Rattler Race, Chip's Challenge, etc.) I have Windows 8.1 but I am unable to play them on this computer.

Any hints would be appreciated.


A: Old Windows Games

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I am completely new to Windows 8 since I installed it today, and when I went into the X-Box games app, I couldn?t see any of my purchased games from GFWL, what gives? It would only seem logical or doesn?t it?

A:X-Box Games app and Games for Windows Live account merge?

Well, yeah I was hoping that would happen but at this time there is no merging yet but maybe in the future.
The Xbox games app shows your profile and scores and that is about it. I figure the reason is the games you bought are not Metro Apps which still uses a Client. Maybe the Client would be updated to Xbox Games instead since the client is not in the metro app thing.

I can say the Client works:
Download the Games for Windows Client | PC Games Client -

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I was wondering about that if there's a some kind of conflict, or penalty if i want to play an original game on live (steam download) and later play another one but it's cracked. Let me explain i have some original games but i have one cracked that use games 4 windows, but i played it just offline so i don't have the need to go live with this one. The thing is that i uninstalled it long ago, but i want to play it again, so....if i install it again to play offline, would be a problem, conflict or penalty (like permanent ban or something) with my original games that i play online?
Need some answers please.

A:Cracked games conflict - Games for Windows

We can't help with cracked games.
If the game was originally registered on steam,then it is
still there.
All you have to do is install steam,login to your account and download it from "my games".

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Recently Windows has been hanging a little after closing Firefox and/or Windows Live Mail. For example, if I close Firefox or WM (Windows Mail) and click on the Start button or anything for that matter Windows will hang maybe 2 seconds before it loads it. It didn't used to do this. I've ran anti virus/spyware programs (Which returned no real threats) and Ccleaner. I've defragmented and ran check disk too so my files should be clean and in order for quick access. I actually recently had to reinstall Windows XP (32bit) so it's a pretty fresh install. As far as I know the drivers and whatnot should be up-to-date too. As for the game, it's particulary only one as I notice lags in a certain way that never had before. It's America's Army and every so often I will get this lag that will last for a few seconds and just go away. It will make the game real sluggish but only for about 4 or so seconds but gets quite annoying as this didn't used to happen before. I've tried system restore to go back to a point where I didn't think it had been doing this but none of the restore points were available for some reason and the one it did let me restore to didn't help. I don't notice any processes running that look suspicious or that shouldn't be running. I've also noticed the past few times I boot up and while loading windows my mouse will freeze for just a second which is also not normal.

I do have my CPU, ram and vid... Read more

A:Windows XP hangs a little after closing Firefox or Windows Mail and lag games.

A little update...

I ran Advance WindowsCare V2 Peronal and let it "clean and fix" everything but I still get the delay/lag after closing almost any program. For instance, I opened up Windows defrag utility, closed it and tried clocking on start and it didn't open for about 3 or 4 seconds. I don't know what's causing this but it will also slow my game mention above down like I have something else using a lot of CPU power or something for a few seconds...and this happens in the game quite often...I'd say it does it at least once every minute.

Does anyone have any ideas what might be causing this? It's very annoying and I would hate to have to reinstall Windows since I just literally got everything reinstalled and copied back over when this problem started occurring. If you need any more info or logs, let me know. Thanks.

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Hello all, as you can see by the title I have a couple of problems, so I figured I would put them all into one thread to make it easier.

Okay this all started when all of a sudden windows would be deselected and if I am playing a game it would be minimized. I brang up a resource manager and saw that there was something there called System Interruptus, not sure if this has something to do with it or not?

I then went to update windows because I hadn't done it in a while, when I get error 80244022, I have tried to fix it but to no avail, I have also deleted the contents of the SoftwareDistribution folder except for the ReportingEvents.log

So basically I need help with these two things, the windows being deselected and minimized is probably the most important as it is the most annoying, but I thought maybe updating windows could fix it (basically I haven't updates since installing :/)

Sorry about being so vague and not having much information but I don't know why these problems would be occuring.

Thank you in advance for your responses.

P.S. I have scanned twice with malwarebytes anti-malware since this occuring and it only picked up one virus on the first scan, and since I hardly ever torrent or anything like that I am doubting it is malware, but I'm not ruling it out as a possibility.

A:Windows being deselcted, games being minimized and windows update errors.

I just rolled back to a system restore point I had before I started having the windows being deselected and minimized issure, I have yet to see it happen but I just booted up and it always gets worse the more I use the computer so I will keppy you updated on if it fixes it or not etc.

Meanwhile if anyone has solutions to the problems would appreciate you posting them as it seems I am getting the problem again now

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Hey, I have a problem, firstly here are my system specs:

AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+ 2.60 GHz
6.00 GB DDR3 RAM
Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium
ATI Radeon HD 4300/5000 Series

My problem is that when I am playing games such as Minecraft or full screen games like Half-Life 2 and Counter-Strike: Source, windows decides to Tab Out... When I (it just did this then) press a key it makes the noise that windows normally makes when you can't use the keyboard (I have no idea what to call the noise o.o) Windows also (it just did it again) basically makes the window look like another window is on top of it here, is basically what it looks like (on the right, I decided to put skype and chrome next to each other and click on skype which makes the top of chrome look (it just decided to do this again) like it's basically not in use, I really do not know how to describe this here is an image w/ the comparison As you can see on the right (Chrome's top bar is abit lighter than Skypes)

This is really annoying, and I really cannot explain the reason fully, I have re installed windows once, and this does not do anything, so I am not going to try this again! I've tried in my best ability to explain this, but let me say one last thing, It basically seems like another window is popping up, but cannot be seen and this is making my games and normal windows tab out... I can tell because chrome or the game I am playing will either make the top bar look ligh... Read more

A:Windows 7 Minimizing Full-Screen Games and Regular Windows

I think I have fixed it, I just did the following:
I saw that a program called "wermgr.exe" was opening and closing (Windows Problem Reporting) I pressed the start button and searched for "Choose how to report problem" and then I clicked it and then I clicked "Never check for solutions" which then fixed the problem which has not happened for the past 15-20 Minutes!

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I have 2 Windowses on my PC and I would like to play games that I have installed on W7 on W8 but there is a problem. Some games dont worked because of d3dx9 dll's and I solved it with installing DirectX , some games missed VC++/.Net. But now there are some games that still dont work. Like League of Legends didn't worked when i run it from W7 partition but when i copied it to W8 partition it worked. I don't want to do this with every game I have. Is there any solution to make them work?

Sorry for my english.

Thanks in advance.

A:Dual/Multi Boot games form Windows 7 on Windows 8

As a general recommendation you shouldnt try to run most programs that are installed on another Windows OS'es partition. some softwares need certain files, dependencies, Registry entries, etc, and if those are in your other 7 OS, then your 8 install wont be able to find everything, which may bring about errors.

The best thing you can do is either play them on 7 or uninstall them in 7 and then reinstall them in 8.

I also had the same issue when trying to run some other Windows games via WINE in Ubuntu Linux. same basic principle applies.

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ok, this are games tryed under windows vista ultimate with service pack 1 (32 bits):

theme hospital (only an error message after you exit the application, basically the game exits correctly but the window get freeze when it must be closed, so thats the error, after all works 100% perfectly, no system or files damaged, i used the game since i have vista and no damage!!!)the game of life (no errors, 100% perfect!!!)theme park world (no errors, 100% perfect!!!)microsoft hearts (from windows 2000, also perfectly, and you can use as a normal program, no need to replace the cool and modern hearts of vista)microsoft pinball (from windows 2000, no errors)I don't remember any more games, but also programs!!!
windows movie maker (from windows me, working perfectly, no need of replacing the movie maker from vista)all the themes from windows me, you can see this video that i make on how to extract the windows me resources from a virtual pc into xp it works under windows 2000-xp-vista, enjoy it!!!
it looks like crap the windows me part, but after in xp it looks great, you can download virtual pc for free from microsoft, enjoy the games and the video!!! ^_^_^!!!

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Hello. I get the following error when trying to run Dead Rising 2 from Steam:

I believe the root of the problem is Games for Windows Live, which doesn't seem to want to install, even if I try to install it manually.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8178 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 121751 MB, Free - 36386 MB; D: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 639375 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, 970A-G46 (MS-7693)
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
(Note: I use avast! Free Antivirus.)

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Is there any safe websites I can download windows 7 games for windows 8.1?

A:Safe website to download Windows 7 games for Windows 8.1

Originally Posted by windows8use

Is there any safe websites I can download windows 7 games for windows 8.1?

Yes, from one of our esteemed members here:

Win 7 Games to Win 8

Post #43, and remember to thank him for the link! Enjoy.

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Hi folks
I'm having a massive headache with Games For Windows Live and - more specifically - the apparent need to update the Live ID Assistant. 
The problem is that even if I run the installer from the Microsoft website as admin, it goes as if to extract the installer file, but doesn't actually do anything after that.
I've tried uninstalling the GFWL client, rebooting and reinstalling, I've tried compatibility but that isn't working either. I really do not know what the heck to do with this.
I've looked through numerous forums that have suggested uninstalling and reinstalling the client software, and some have said that the Live ID assistant doesn't need re-installing. I happen to be fairly certain that the ID assistant is a service (if I'm not mistaken), so I've looked through services.msc, and there's not a trace of it in there, so it really does need installing. I can't launch any games without it, and I've got a fair few that are just sat around doing nothing because I can't get the blasted assistant to install in the first place. 
The next thing I notice is that even though I'm using Windows 8 (not 8.1, just windows 8) it tells me the update for the Assistant is for Windows 7 systems. Could that be part of the problem or have I really missed something?
Any help greatly appreciated!

A:Games For Windows Live ID Assistant update and Windows 8

Ok never mind. I managed to resolve that problem.
If only I can get Batman Arkham City to work, there's a bunch of solutions out there but none of them appear to be working for me - mostly because of the GFWL stuff I think. 

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Is there an issue with the 'Games for windows live' update that has been released on 13th March. It came through as part of the latest windows 'patch tuesday' updates. Every other security update installed but this one keeps failing. It says 'Windows Update encountered an unknown error' code 80070643. Repeatedly fails to install. Looking under my programs and features list it shows i have the following installed:-

Microsoft Games for Windows - Live Redistributable - installed on 13/3/12 version
Microsoft Games for Windows Marketplace - installed on 18/08/11 version

I can login to it okay but it keeps popping up as a windows update today and keeps failing. I think something is wrong with it. Anyone else?


A:Windows Updates - specifically the Games for Windows Live one

I got the same, ran the fix it tools no .net framework errors found. I thought I had removed the huge error known as games for windows bloatware, and removed it again. it's junk. Always has been.

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since windows 7 updated, I have been getting error messages when starting checkers or spades.
sometimes the game starts and errors out before finished.
sample error code is 0x80041006

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I got rid of the WildTangent games console that came on my Toshiba computer, however, the games still show up. I have carefully removed registry entries related to it(making a backup of the registry) and they still remain. I have also used Revo Uninstaller Pro and removed what it found. What am I doing wrong, I know they aren't doing me any harm, but they annoy the @!#$$ out of me.

A:Solved: stupid WildTangent games and categories still show up in my games folder

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I was under the impression Vista was supposed to automatically download game information from and display the game's information when you click on the thumbnail? My Vista hasn't done that since I installed BF2 and I haven't been able to manually add information using VGEE because I accidentally deleted the BF2 information and haven't been able to get another games information to show up since!

A:Games folder doesn't update with information about newly installed games.

It was my understanding that only games with the "Games for Windows" tag will show up in the games folder like you are talking about. I could be wrong tho.

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This problem has occurred "somewhat"(I don't know when exactly) recently. I used to be able to play full screen games just fine but now (for some reason), everytime I launch a full screen game, it auto minimizes.

When I alt+tab back(or click the game icon on the task bar), it remaximizes the game but quickly gets minimized after a second.

Games play fine while in "windowed" mode(Warcraft 3, etc).. Full screen keeps minimizing.

I use Windows Vista Ultimate (64 bit):

Nvidia GeForce 8300(onboard video card).
I've done scans with Avast, Malware Bytes, and Super Antispyware and they all found nothing.

Three months ago(same system), full screen games played fine however I was on sort of a "full screen" gaming break, so I only recently tried playing full screen games like Warcraft 3 and this is when I encountered the "auto minimizes" problem.

The only major difference(between the time full screen games worked and now) is Avast 5. I upgraded from Avast 4.8 to Avast 5, other than that, there were no other major changes with the computer I am on.

Avast 5 is on Silent/Gaming mode, and I tried disabling all the shields temporarily to see if it would fix the issue but it didn't.

Does anyone have any ideas(or need anymore info that may help)? Any help will be appreciated, thanks.
Edit: I found a solution(though still looking if there is another way to "fix" this issue) - Right click on a program shortcut(or progr... Read more

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Hello, I try to play old and new Games on the HP ZBook 15 G2 but each time between 2 - 15 minutes the Game freezes while the sound is still playing for at least 5 minutes until I can play further. It seems like the graphics card is buffering something like on a Video stream until I can continue playing. The Games work perfectly before and after this kind of game freeze. Is this a known issue?What could be the issue? Usually Games should either lag, being slower with less fps, have screen tearing, etc. but somehow buffer a Game for minutes until it works completely fine again is new to me. The same Games work on a much less performant HP 840 G1 Notebook but of course I need to turn down the graphics options depending on the Game. What is also odd it seems in general there are issues with using ALT+TAB to get to Windows while in a Game which works fine on my other PC. Hardware: Intel Core i7-4810MQ CPU, 16GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4600 and NVIDIA Quadro K2100M What I tried:I installed the latest Windows 10 64-Bit Version with all updates, used the HP Support Assistant Tool to install every Update it found. After the issue still there I later tried to install the latest Intel Graphics Driver from the Intel website ( from July 2016), the latest Nvidia Driver from the Nvidia website from the stable branch from October 21st 2016. Tried to disable the internal Intel Graphics Card but e.g. Battlefield 1 is then compla... Read more

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Could anyone help me with this? I'll experience random, what seems to feel like, lag spikes, which aren't actually lag spikes while playing games. I'd be playing in offline mode against the computer and I'd have smooth gameplay for minutes before hitting this "lag spike" which would last minutes before it goes back to normal gameplay for a few minutes and then back to a lag spike, and this cycle would continue. This is for games that are extremely below my computer specs as well, so far, this has occurred with TF2 and alien swarm. my drivers are all updated, is this perhaps a software problem since problems with playing games only occurred once i went from windows XP to windows Vista months ago.

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I started getting BSOD in August, but I fixed it on Sept 9th by updating my ethernet card. And my computer worked fine until an unexpected shutdown last night which was followed by a bunch of 0x9F problems, then 0x116 when I started up any game. I already did a disk check with /f and /r, and sfc /scannow. I also "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered" error in Windows 7 or Windows Vista did this in which I changed the TdrDelay to 8. I had the latest graphic driver, but I went back a version of the driver to see if that solved anything, but it didnt. Attached is a couple of my blue screen reports. Any help is appreciated!

? Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (original OS installed)
? It came preinstalled but in December I had to replace the HDD cuz it was failing so I installed it through a disk on my current SSD
? Approximate age of system (hardware): 3 years
? Approximate age of OS installation (if you know): 9ish months
? Have you re-installed the OS?: not for this problem

? CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3720QM CPU @ 2.60GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.6GHz
? Video Card: nVidia GeForce GTX 675M
? MotherBoard: MS-1762 BSS-0123456789 REV:1.0
? Power Supply - brand & wattage: Delta Electronics (idk how many watts)

? System Manufacturer : iBuyPower
? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom) Valkyrie CZ-17
My SSD is: Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500G


A:BSOD starting games, error 0x0000009F(not only during games) and 0x00000116

sorry, ignore the "Attached is a couple of my blue screen reports." part

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I just updated and rebuilt my PC and have reinstalled Win 7 64 bit and am constantly getting a BSOD while using the PC. Specifically while downloading/installing/playing games. I have also had the error occur just while surfing the internet.
From the program Blue Screen Viewer it seems to be caused by ntoskrnl.exe+7f1c0 and/or ntoskrnl.exe+7e769
I can not find any solution to fix this issue, I have updated drivers, I have ran the Microsoft memory checker, , I have changed out my memory, tried 2 other video cards, tried two different wireless network cards, now on wired connection, I even changed motherboards, got the errors on both SSD and HDD. The only things I haven't changed out is the PS and CPU, since I am using the PC to write this I am ruling out the CPU as the issue.

I have used Memtest86 and prime95 to test the memory and CPU, nothing is coming back with errors or issues. I did run driver verifier and got two .dmp files for some specific files but not sure what to do with those now. They are included in the attachement

It seems to be software/driver issue but I can not figure it out.

Any help would be great, thanks!

A:BSOD downloading games/playing games/using internet 0x00000007F

Your reports are not definitive and educated guess says that this is the cause of your problem
What is the asushwio.sys file?
Make a system restore point and then uninstall the associated software or update driver.

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Does anyone know how to keep the Vista Games Explorer from automatically adding entries for games? I currently have a completely empty VGE and upon launching any of my games via double-clicking their exe, VGE creates a new entry once the game is closed. I already unchecked both "Download information about installed games" and "List most recently played games" in the VGE options window but that didn't help. I have a third party program that lets me add my own custom entries so obviously I'd like to add them manually so I have more control over fine details. I know that the automatically-created entries can be hidden after the fact, but that really clutters up the third party editor since it displays all games in its list, hidden or otherwise. Any thoughts?

A:Disable Vista Games Explorer from auto-adding games

Hi have you found a solution??? I have to manual add shourtcuts to Executor, Launchy or the startmenu(for search to work). it's very irritating..

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I am a Windows Insider Preview user. As of the last build, my FreeCell game icoin no longer opens the game. I had been playing it for several months after downloading "Windows 7 Games with patcher", but in the latest Insider Preview build ( 11102.rs1_release.160113-1800) the game will no longer open. I click on the executable on the Task Bar, and nothing happens.

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I have currently 2 XBOX games installed on my windows 8 pro (Jet pack joy ride and shuffle party) and both are not working when I start these games splash screen gets displayed and then a black screen in case of shuffle party and a white screen in case of jet pack joy ride then they go to suspended state.
When i installed JPJR my XBOX account was not created and when i created that then i installed shuf. par. but both are not working please help.

A:Windows store games are not working on my windows 8 Pro

What is your video card?

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I have a problem with my new computer that my dad and brother build for me! It works totally fine (able to run Photoshop etc), until I want to play a game (for example Aion or Guild wars 2 beta). Then it blue screen in no time and I have to restart my computer. It even blue screen while I try to patch the games.. Recently I have also noticed that right before it blue screens, it lose connection with my routern.

The blue screen doesn't tell me much. Only that it can cause damage to my computer and that the problem can be either my software or my hardware -.-

I have no idea what the problem is or what to do, so please help me! >_<'''

PS. My friends though it was my drivers, so I posted here. Tho another friend has told me that it is my RAM...

A:Blue screen while running games/patching games

Hi and welcome to TSF please see this Automatic Restart Windows 7 - How To Disable the Automatic Restart on System Failure in Windows 7 that will allow you more time to see what the message say's
Also please follow the instructions here
and upload the files,I will move you to Bsod's,App Crashes and Hangs for further help

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I'm getting this new tablet for my birthday, and am wondering what games it could play.

here are the stats:
core duo p8700, 2.53Ghz
Intel 4500MHD GPU
A 12.1 inch screen, so GPU will have little pressure.
and a 250 GB hdd for what its worth...

I'm not getting it as a gaming computer, and not expecting much, but would love some estimates.

A:What games can i expect my What games will a Fujitsu lifebook T4410 run?

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A friend of mine is having bsod issues when playing certain games, example:

Rainbox six siege,
Battlefield One (BETA)
and a few others.

Wondering if anyone can give us a clue as to the cause.

Windows Format is done, but to no avail, memtest has been run, and disk checked.

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The autostart function is not working properly. When introduced a CD Rom into the drive, it has all the autostart functions for movies, pics, documents, but instead of starting the games directly, It allways ask me to open the file, movies or pics, but the game never starts automatically as It used to do in the past Windows versions, and in Windows 7 BEFORE SP1. It's imposible to play games that require the insertion of the disc into the CD Rom Drive, for the same reason. Any help will be very much appreciated. Thanks. Im running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and have a LG Super Multi Rw\DVD +R DL Light scribe multirecorder.

A:CD Rom Autostart games function not opening the games directly

AutoPlay - Turn On or Off

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Hello all,

I recently made a new PC build, everything went fine and all drivers are up to date and the latest. However when playing ANY game in fullscreen i sometimes get a BSOD and if i Alt+Tab our of one it will 90% of the time BSOD. Latest 3b is the BCCode that i get, i have tried sweeping and reinstalling graphics drivers however this did not work. This problem doesn't happen with anything else and does not crash if i play in windowed or border-less, however i use a crossfire setup so i need to use fullscreen to use both GPUs.

Any and all help is appreciated.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 3b
BCP1: 00000000C0000005
BCP2: FFFFF8800F497F2D
BCP3: FFFFF88003D4D100
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

A:BSOD During Games and Alt+Tabbing from games in fullscreen (BCCODE 3b)

no one can help at all?

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Hello, first time poster looking for help as I can't diagnose my issue after trying numerous things. Currently when I play a game the BSOD happens randomly, I can go a whole day without it, or it can happen frequently. It happens the most when I close or exit a game, then it'll kick to a blue screen.

I really appreciate what you guys do and I hope I followed all the instructions right on how to post my logs and stuff, here's the attachment and some basic system specs:

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
I have reinstalled to this computer numerous times.

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad q9550 @ 2.83 ghz

GPU: Radeon HD 5770

Mem: 4 Gigs of Memory

Motherboard: p5n32-e sli nforce 680i chipset

A:BSOD Playing various games, closing games, no overheating.

Before we can even begin to find the underlying cause you need to update the following drivers. Especially asacpi.sys. Yours is from 2005

ASACPI.sys 3/27/2005 10:30:36 PM
Lycosa.sys 1/18/2008 4:51:42 AM
nvm62x64.sys 10/17/2008 5:01:06 PM
netr28x.sys 2/25/2009 11:02:09 PM
How To Find Drivers:

- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.

- - The most common drivers are listed on this page: Driver Reference Driver Reference
Driver Reference Table

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*didn't wanna list all the games I've tried and can't play*
Alright so heres the deal I got a laptop used/refurbished what ever and I used to be able to play 3-d games fine until about a year back (yeah I know awhile back) so I just used a different computer to play games but that computers harddrive crashed and it's driver is bad and was wondering if someone could help me fix it (gimme location of good driver for my computer and what not ) Heres the specs *straight from DxDiag*:
Operating system : Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600)
System model : Precision M60
Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.70GHz
DirectX Version: DirectX9.0x(4.09.0000.0904)
Name: NVIDIA Quadro FX Go700
main Driver: nv4_disp.dll
Version: 6.14.0010.7811 (English)

I only put in what I think whoever wants to help would need to do so. Please tell me if you need more information

Thanks, Logan.

A:3d games (Flyff 12Sky, all aeria games) and many more won't work

It is a very bad idea to post your email address on a public forum as their is a 99% chance you will start getting spam from spambots. Why not just check back here?

What does it do when you try to play games?

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Since i bought this rig a year ago i haven't been able to play any games that runs on the valve engine(half life 2, css, portal etc) more than a few seconds and then the comp reboots.
With Bf2 i can play max 30 minutes and Bf2142 maybe one hour then they crash exactly the same way as Valve games..
All other games i have tried runs without any problem, even the more demanding such as Crysis, Far Cry 2 and Dark Athena.
This is really anoying since the only game i bother about is BF and CSS.

My comp consist of:

cpu: q6600
gfx: 8800 gt 512mb Point of View
mobo: gigabyte ga-n650sli-ds4
ram: 4gb(2x1gb supertalent02 ddr2 pc2-8900u & 2x1gb dimm ddr2 pc26400u)
psu: 570 watt

Cpu temp is at full load 60c and gpu is at full load 70c, i added an extra fan to the gfx and set the fan to 80%. nothing is overclocked.
I tried with diffrent memorys, changed hdds, reinstalled a bunch of times, reinstalled windows xp 32bit, maybe 10 diffrent nvidia drives, also changed settings for the sound card but none of that made any diffrence.
Havent been able to test with other gfx.

Anyone else hade this issue and manage to solve it then please let me know, also greatful for all suggestions.

A:BF and Valve games crashing, all other games runs fine.

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I have looked online extensively but haven't found anything related to this issue. Whenever I play games (any game), five minutes into play the game will freeze for about a minute. Another five minutes later it will repeat the process. Does not matter which game or which settings I am using. My CPU usage goes up to 100% which I haven't noticed happening before, temps have not increased. Memory is at 30-40% usage.-Checked drivers and updated-Ran memory tests and checked for memory leaks, returns nothing-Ran tests on hard drives, no issues-Checked temps, all normal-Ran torture tests on CPU, no problems-Formatted hard drives and reinstalled OS and games to test, problem persisted-Checked all connections-Cleaned inside and out thoroughlyCPU, Motherboard, HDD, and RAM are all about 5 years old. Everything else has been replaced within the last year.Thank you.

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i'm looking for online free games and download freeware type games, even a good virtual online game free , why ?, well this might sound real stupid but i dont care.

i like violent games , killem right away games, aggressive type games, when your a woman and at certain times you need a out-let, lol.

so the question is , what is a good killing game ?, noooo i dont do role play games, i want to kill stuff now, not plan and kill stuff later , lol, i want to kill now.

A:looking for free games, heres why, a woman in need of Violent games

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I have
AMD ATHLON 64 4000+
ATI Sapphire Radeon X800 XL Hybrid (512 mb)
1 gb kingston ddr 400 ram
160 gb SATA Harddrive (Western Digital)
Asus A8N SLI Deluxe Motherboard
560 Watt Power supply
Windows XP Professional 64 bit-edition
7 different high power fans that keeps the computer cool

When I play doom 3, Half-life 2, F.E.A.R. or any other game utilising directx 9.0b and higher, the game crashes when I put all the settings to high. The weird thing is that it used to work just fine. Now, when games crash, it usually shows the whole entire screen, filling up with flickering blue squares. The sound keeps going on for about 10 more seconds, and then the sound freezes up too. When I press any button after this happens, The monitor flickers and then shows a screen that is bizarrely coloured. I am using Windows XP Professional 64 bit-edition

A:Help! All high-end games are not working! (moved from Games forum)

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Yesterday I upgraded my wife's Hp Pavilion 6720 to windows 10 from windows 7 Home Premium. She plays a lot of offline games on it. On a few from "Bitwise" (Pocket Tanks, Super DX Ball to name a couple), her monitor is showing only about half of screen and is showing very large. I've tried going to her control panel and checking how I can make her views smaller, but I can't find the area I need to be in. Everything else seems to be okay. Can anyone help??

A:Games and Windows 10

Do you actually have a HP Pavilion p6720f Desktop PC (BV532AA) which came with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and has ATI Radeon 4200 integrated graphics, or do you have a different model desktop?
What's the description of the monitor and its native resolution?

According to the driver downloads section for that desktop, no Windows 10 drivers are provided for it.
That means you're at the mercy of Windows 10 and Microsoft providing drivers for its graphics device and other devices.
It's my guess the graphics device is running in default VGA mode and isn't able to provide the necessary resolution setting for the monitor.


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Is it possible to play Win95 games on Windows XP computer. I have two really good games, Black Dahlia and Under a Killing Moon, in excellent condition and want to play them again.

A:Win 95 games on Windows XP

Heres setup instructions for xp for Black Dahalia

killing moon here!+Page&title=Under+a+Killing+Moon+and+XP

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Is it possible to download windows 7 games to windows 10 thanks Jerry "

A:Windows 7 Games

Originally Posted by Phone Man
This updated version works with 1607.

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I'm running two machines, one XP SP1 and the other 2K SP4 in a public institution. (I'm kinda in charge of them). The institution would like to deny access to the built in games that come with Windows. (Solitaire, free cell, mine sweeper, etc') I deleted them from the Start menu, but of course they still exist in the System32 folder.
I tried to delete them from there, but Windows of course won't let me. Nor will it let me change the file names or extensions, nor deny access to those files.
How can I stop people from going in there and running these programs?

A:Windows Games

uninstall them via the control panel>add/remove programs>Windows Components under accessories&utilities

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My computer somehow lost all of the packed-in games, ex:solitaire,pinball etc.. I think someone deleted them. How can I get those back?

A:Windows XP Games

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Ok i have a new windows 7 laptop.i need to know if it supports new games like fifa 12 or 13.Gta sa fifa 10 JPOG all are fine in my laptop.
Graphic card=Intel r hd graphics 1175 mb
640 gb hdd
intel core i5 480m
directx 11

A:Help>Games for windows

the processor and ram is great, but laptops are not very good for blazing video cards. The Intel onboard video may give FPS problems.

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Is it possible to download windows 7 games to windows 10 thanks Jerry "

A:Windows 7 Games

Originally Posted by Phone Man
This updated version works with 1607.

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The games that come installed with XP likie minesweeper ect. I have accidentally deleted of my system. I need them back. Do you know where I can download them from?

Cheers in advance


A:windows games for Xp

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I bought my laptop in October, its a Hp dv7-2111TX, with Q9000 Quad and 4 GB RAM.

Also, my graphics card is a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650.

I recently upgraded, not clean install, to Windows 7 Home Premium from Windows Vista Home Premium.

The main game I play on my laptop is Gears of War for Windows. On Vista, with max settings with EVERY setting, I was getting 60fps.

I installed Windows 7 and suddenly my fps dropped down to 30, sometimes 15 on maps like Mansion.

I went to the ATI website and then HP one (for Australia) and downloaded the latest drivers and Catalyst. This however had no effect on the fps at all.

To increase my fps I had to decrease the graphics settings to low to achieve at most 50fps.


I'm just wondering if anyone could help me out? It would be much appreciated.


A:Windows 7 Low FPS in Games

Try this: 19 ways to speed up Windows 7

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I had to reload win 98 to correct another problem, which was fixed. Now, when i launch a game the screen goes black and the computer locks up. This happens about the time when the CDROM normally spins up to xransfer info, it remains still. This happens to more than one game and i have reloaded each. The only way to get back is to turn the computer off then on to reboot. I have reloaded win 98 again to no avail. The CROM works fine with programs other than games, i.e. tripmaker, office, even misic CDs work fine.

A:Windows 98 and games

When you reinstalled 98 did you update your video and sound card drivers? How about directx?

Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech:

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Hi to all

Have been trying to install Call of Duty 2(1.2),Dirt and MotoGP 08 on the old rig that I am using. Without success.

My system specs do not meet the minimum specs for Dirt so really no chance of running that any way.
Both CoD2 and MotoGP 08 ran well under XP but after upgrading to window8 (.exe not .iso) I cannot manage to install any games that did work under XP pro sp3.

The game disics were inserted to drive and using the open folder to view files at autostart prompt the set up.exe was ran as administrator, the installer started for CoD2 but stopped because of a problem but no pop up box with error codes or advice to rectify, the motogp 08 installer was started the same as CoD2 and did see aaplication successfully installed but when I double click the desktop shortcu,t get start menu, click start the game starts loading but just after second intro(Nvidia) game crashes and windows tells me there was a problem but cannot be fixed go to Capcom for advice....
Have been searching online and feel the best hope of getting gaming starts here so...

Any advice on diagnosing and rectifying what could be stopping my games from working would be more than appreciated so thanks in advance.

The only prob with machine other than games not working was 1) updated printer driver to vista/7 to get printer working and 2)as I had no audio at all so had to edit a file regarding version dependencies.Following instructions from these forums.

A:PC Games on windows 8

I remember a couple of years ago I had the simmilar problem,

It was an a very low-rig laptop (but paid €1,200 for it around in 2003)
-> CoD2 would work via Windows XP but not on Vista or 7.

You could always dual boat into XP ... (also to note: if your current os is 8 and you install XP on other partition/drive/etc it may disable the boot menu, just edit it around

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SOURCE: About Games for Windows


You already know that Windows is a phenomenal gaming platform - the most popular gaming platform on the planet, in fact! That's why you're here.

But what you may not know is that Microsoft and some of the gaming industry's biggest names have worked together to make the gaming experience on Windows better than ever. And Games for Windows is the result. What is Games for Windows? It's a promise of games that deliver the great new gaming experiences on Windows.

The Games for Windows brand on games means four key things:

1) Quality. Games for Windows branded titles undergo extensive testing, and not just by the publisher. Microsoft also invests in quality checking each title to ensure they meet performance and reliability standards.

2) Compatibility. Games for Windows branded titles work on Windows XP and Windows Vista based PCs, including both 32 and 64 bit editions. Games for Windows titles that support controllers are also compatible with the Microsoft XBOX 360 controller for Windows, including the XBOX 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows. They even support widescreen resolutions and more.

3) Safety features. You can be confident that any title carrying the Games for Windows brand will support the new parental controls and family settings features in Windows Vista.

4) Easy to Play. Games for Windows branded titles are ... Read more

A:Games for Windows

Great but you forgot to leave out the fact that older games will not play on the new and improved Vista. I am tired of MS making things not backwards compatible. I have older games that will not work on may new machine because they run on directx8 or 9.

Do you have practical solution for this? how do we run these old favorites?

Lost in Vista

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I know there have been other posts about this, but they have not really helped. I just recently purchased a new computer. It has windows XP installed on it. I downloaded my favorite game Jumpbump and tried to run it, but the dos screen just opens and closes right away, you can barely see it. I tried to set the compatibility, but there is no setting for DOS. I tried running it from the dos window, but it has the same effect. Any advice?

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Just upgraded my windows vista to windows 7, and have loaded my son's Stronghold 2 game but when I would go to start it I got a message "Stronghold2.exe is not working", went to their web site and found no good tips. I removed this game and downloaded Warhammer Mark of Chaos and when I go to run that one I get a "invalid parameters" error box. Is this something with windows 7? Any help would be appriciated.

Oh, and this is a really nice site!

A:Games on windows 7

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I can't sign out of this app. It's really bothering me because the account that's already signed in isn't the account I use in my xbox. I've tried to go to the settings then account, but there isn't a sign out button. How do I sign out of this app?

A:Windows 8 Games App

you log out of your windows account. it's one and the same.

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Is there any difference between running and installing games on Windows 7 and 8 ?
I've installed a game recently on W8 and it wouldn't run. My brother searched for the problem and at last, he installed the window game Center live.
Then the game started to run, another problem occured though. When I was playing the game, it was like it has so many bugs. It didn't hang, but it wasn't runing fluently... It was as if you were watching a movie on a CD that has some scratches ...

(I must apologize if I haven't been able to convey the message correctly. I'm an Iranian and my English is not that good)

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I managed to track down a game I loved to play at school when I was in Grade School. However its a DOS Game and I am not able to get it to work properly. How can I play it with XP if XP rid of DOS? Im not so technical in how to set up seperate partitions to run dos. I also have found from searching about using emulators but The one I got to run the game wasnt fully operational because the sound kept cutting out and was a trial and had a time limit of like 3 minutes. I hope someone can help me.

A:Dos Games in Windows XP?

Try This.

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I've been using the Windows 7 beta for a couple of weeks. I have installed several software packages including 3 games (FarCry 2, Fallout 3 and Crysis). All game options are set the same as they were on Vista HP SP1. All three games seem to run noticeably smoother than they did on Vista. Crysis and FarCry 2 even defaulted to higher settings to begin with. Has anyone else noticed this?

A:Games and Windows 7

I haven't personally used the beta, I did use it in a VM, but I do think you would see a significant difference.

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Hello everyone ! I`m new here ... i got really mad all day long ... because i buyed Warhammer Online Age of Reckoning and ... i installed it i had patch problems i couldn`t patch it because i couldn`t get the file from the server ... ok so about my pc :

Windows Firewall and antivirus and antispyware - everything OFF
I reboot my pc like 4-5 times , i reinstalled that game 3 times ...
I try to play that game so bad ... many people had it but they managed to run it because they got back to XP from Vista ... but i`m on 7 i can`t get back to XP ... Ok

So the question :

Can i do something about this, like manage to do the warpatch work ?? I tried Xp virtual ... my cpu sucks its a dual core E4600 intel ... so its really bad ...

There its anyway i can move back to XP , without destrying what i got in C:\ ??

Anyway these are my computer specs :

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: EP45T-UD3R
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4600 @ 2.40GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3326MB RAM
Page File: 1070MB used, 5581MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11

Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 9600 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0622&SUBSYS_12701462&RE... Read more

A:Windows 7 and Games

Your post is difficult to read.

Why can't you download and/or install a patch?
And no, you can't go back to Windows XP without doing a full drive format.

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Has anyone been able to get Windows 7 games to run on Windows8? If so, how??


A:Windows 8 Games

See here: What Happened to Solitaire and Minesweeper in Windows 8? - How-To Geek

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I downloaded a zip file containing a very old game. I found out it won't install or run on my Windows 7 operating system. Is there any way to get it to run or function on Windows 7? I tried using DOS-Box Emulator but it is extremely confusing and I don't understand how to make it run my program. If I repurchased a Windows XP would an MS-DOS program have an easier time running? I recently lost a Computer-Graphic picture from that game and it no longer exists on the web, so I am willing to do whatever it takes to get one of my first favorite pieces of art back.

I would be willing to buy a Windows 98 to be able to run old games, but the only question I have is would the picture and screenshots of the games have dots and lower image quality? I'm not sure if they would have complete clarity or if there would be dots and lines over parts of the image making low quality images.

A:Help: MS-DOS Games in Windows 7

If your version of Windows 7 is 64 bit, then the only way to run an old DOS game (which is very likely 16 bit) is to use an emulator like DOSbox or an operating system contemporary to the game either in a virtual machine or as a second operating system (installing an older Windows OS next to a newer one that's already installed is very tricky, so the virtual machine would be much easier.)

As to how the game would look, I would venture to say that your best bet would be to use DOSbox. Running an older OS in a virtual machine or as a second operating system might be ugly looking since it's unlikely that video drivers exist for your hardware that are compatible with a very old version of Windows like Windows 98.

DOSbox isn't really all that hard to use once you get used to it.

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I'm not up on tech so this might be stupid but,
I wanted some newer games like Fear 3, Crysis 2 and Ghost Recon Future Soldier but my computer wouldn't run them due to not being dual core so I ordered a new Dell XPS 7100 with 6 cores. Now I realize it's windows 7 and all of my games are for xp. Will windows 7 run games that don't specifically list windows 7?

Also, the new 7100 comes with an ATI Radeon HD 5450 1024 MB. I put an NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT 1024 MB DDR2 in the older Dell XPS Gen 4. Anyone think one board is better than the other?

Thanks for any and all comments

A:will windows 7 run xp games

Hi abud,

Generally there aren o issues playing XP games on Windows 7. Some addons/extra applications may have issues running under different architectures (x64 vs. x86). However the games mentioned won't be any issues :)

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Is there any way that I can make my old Maxis-made Sim games work in x64 Windows 7? I have tried installing them and they do not even work in the Compatibility Mode, I get an error message indicating they only work in 32-bit systems. Is there a way to fool the games into working properly? Thank you.

A:32-bit games in 64-bit windows

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Where can I get the games like Solitaire, free cell minesweeper etc for windows 98? I can't find any link but I'm sure I'm doing something wrong.



A:Games that are on Windows 98

Windows 98 has those programs. It might be that the default is not to install it. Go to Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs > Windows Components tab. double click on the Accessories tab, and there should be a listing for Games. Make sure that it's checked. If it's checked and you don't have the listings, uncheck it, then OK it. Go back in and recheck it.

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I just bought a new laptop with windows 8 about a week ago. Love the laptop, but not windows 8. I have found many old posts regarding installing win 7 games (I really miss Chess Titans as I'm a novice player and it was helping improve my game), but the links in the old posts are not working and the patch that was created by someone named "Tito" is no longer on the site that the link transferred me to. Is there a site where I can download all of the Win 7 games that were standard on my win 7 desktop to my win 8 laptop? By the way, I downloaded Classic Shell and have also found that I can install my own win 7 software as well as download win 7 programs and they work fine (so far) on my win 8 laptop.

A:Win 7 Games in Windows 8

Win 7 Games to Win 8
Found by copypasting your thread title in the search box above.

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I just bought the Lenovo Y400 and I was wondering if the following games work on Windows 8:
FIFA 13GTA IVSleeping DogsFar Cry 3Grid 2Football Manager 2013
Thanks in advance,

A:Windows 8 Games

Hello Orimac, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, you can check at the Compatibility Center at Microsoft to see what games are compatible with Windows 8.
Windows Compatibility Center: Find Updates, Drivers, & Downloads for Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows 7
If it's not compatible, then you might see if running it compatibility mode may allow it to run in Windows 8.
Hope this helps,

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What Windows7 is best for games? 32bit or 64bit?
Can a MIDI connector(Joystick connector) be used in Windows 7?
Can old joysticks be used in Windows 7?

A:Windows 7 and games.

According to our friend Wikipedia: Microsoft has discontinued game port support with Windows Vista, so it is probable that manufacturers will cease to produce boards with this connector. However, it's still entirely possible to provide third-party drivers that will work with the game port, and some companies that have produced game port cards in the past do so. USB adapters that allow gameport controllers to work have also been available.So you're pretty much on your own there.As far as bit goes, 64-bit allows you to have more than 4GB of RAM (which gamers like). But there are occasionally compatibility issues with 64-bit systems (certain drivers, programs, etc. don't work). Personally, I'm a 32-bit guy. 4GB of RAM is plenty for what I do. Your needs may differ, however, and perhaps 64-bit is right for you.It depends on if you want to upgrade your current system (and if it's compatible with Windows 7 and/or 64-bit), or if you want to buy a new computer with Windows 7 preinstalled.If you give us a little more info on what your current setup is and what you wish to have with Windows 7, we can better advise on whether or not switching to Windows 7 (or possibly dual-booting) is right for you. If you Publish a Snapshot using Speccy, we can quickly assess if your hardware is up to par with the requirements for running Windows 7.

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Hi everyone

I recently bought a new computer, which came with Windows 7. To date 15 (fifteen) of my favourite games either won't launch or launch but won't run - some won't run at all, some show the opening credits etc, and then hits a brick wall.

I've tried EVERY compatibility on the drop down list but not one of them shows a glimmer of possibility. I know this is like asking for the Holy Grail, but does anyone have any other ideas as to what I can try. I've tried tracking down the original companies and the companies that bough them out for fixes and or patches, but I've drawn a big blank.

I didn't want to list about 15 or 16 games and their publishers unless someone wants it. I'm really mad at Microsoft. Why write something as big s Windows 7 *knowing* that software, printers, faxes, and a multitude of other peripherals just won't work. With the expertise they have they could have sorted that out before it was released.

I got 4 gB Ram, dual core CPU, Windows 7 Home Basic and a gigabyte Graphics card GT 520 with 1 gB Ram. The only solution *I*can think of is to back up my drive. then nuke it and install my beloved XP. But a thought crossed my mind:- Will XP be able to read data etc which was created by Windows 7. Could someone tell me that?

Many thanks


A:M y games won't run on Windows 7

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Seems like I read in a thread here that you could d/l the games that come standard with Windows. I tried to google it, went to Microsoft, seached the forum, but can't find it.

Anyone know anything about this. Thanks!

A:games that come with windows

they may not have been selected during the install.

start/settings/control panel/add remove programs/add windows components, see if the games were installed, if not check the box, put the install cd in the tray/ok and you'll probably need to do a restart.

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is there anything i can do in order to play old games on my windows 8.1 HP Widescreen, example like Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time. I installed it fine but cannot launch the game. I try to set compatibility mode but no luck. any help?

A:How to run old games on windows 8.1 x64

Normally a simple fix such as turning off anti aliasing or turning off fog or something of that matter corrects stuff such as this. According to the Microsoft website the game is compatible so I only assume you can get to the options section.

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This happened once before it lasted about a week and corrected itself. The computer works well, any number of programs can be running, but as soon as a Windows game - Spider, solitaire, etc is started the system crashes within ten seconds.
The timing the first time: It started after a weekly Windows update was applied. It ended after the next update. Coincidence?
That was several months ago
Timing for second time: It happened following last update.
I'm suspicious but not certain. Has anyone had this experience?

A:Windows Games

I am one of those people who installs every critical or recommended update windows update has offered for my computer, I can not tell you why your computer was crashing, the only difference between what you would receive for Windows 7 updates and what others would receive is hardware drivers.

Those I do not install, because they are not always the correct version or drivers and can sometimes cause problems.


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I recently put in an order for the MSI GX640 and I really want to play old school games on it! I'm talking about games like Planescape:Torment, Thief, and a bunch of others.

CPU - Intel Core i5-430M 2.26GHz Processor
GPU - ATI Radeon 5850
Display- 1680*1050

My problem is probally going to be with the OS of windows 7 being incompatible for these games is what i think. is there any way to bypass these problems so i can play my classics again? =)

A:Games for Windows 7


The built in compatibility options in 7 are pretty good, but there is a large chance they won't work.

If you have Professional/Ultimate then you have access to a XP virtual machine free of charge (see: however at least on my machine (2.66 dual core, 3 gigs ram, 1gig GTS250) the virtualization slows things down to such an extent that it lags in Pinball (yes, pinball).

Your best option by far would be to dual boot XP and 7.

Especially as both games you mention were released pre XP


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How is it possible that a game from 1999 can run very good and then I have another game from 2003 that fails directly after launch?

I have actually given up on even trying to get it working after my spec destroyed the game CD while it was inside my computer and yeah....!

Populous: The Beginning released April 2, 1999.
Works 100% okay some small graphic problems.

Command and Conquer: Generals & Generals Zero Hour released September 22, 2003.
Crashes when screen with loading appears but it does not crash windows explorer, there is a blue screen(Not BSOD) left on my computer only thing i can do is take up task manager and end the process, after trying in different compatibility modes I hear a little cracking noise from my CD box and then a bang and I have no CD!
I also made a dual boot just to get the game working but I did not put enough space, Grrahhhh roar..!

I know i should have posted this when I still had the CD and before the announcement of Generals 2 TBA 2013!!

A:Games with Windows 7

How is it possible that a game from 1999 can run very good and then I have another game from 2003 that fails directly after launch?Click to expand...

Not unusual for some old games to run well in Windows 7 while others more up-to-date have issues.

Possible workarounds:

- game update
- run the game in compatibility mode
- dual boot with XP
- if the physical hardwarw is powerful enough, the game may run quite well in virtual box (e.g. serious sam)

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I want to install games with the looks and feels of what came with Windows 7 and before?
Most of what I find to day look and feel like I am on a stupid cell phone!

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i can not play any windows 95 98 games on windows xp. ican install them but when i play them it just crashes or gets error message. i use the compatibility thing but they still dont work.

A:windows 98 games

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I have Windows XP on my computer. How can I get all the games Windows XP provides, including solitaire? Thank you. Murrar

A:games on Windows XP

Control Panel / Add / Remove Programs / Add / Remove Windows Components /
Accessories and Utilities / Games

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Hi guys

Someone can tell me where to look to find where the problem is.. it seem that my PC as a hard time communicating with my games server and i get server disconnect or a lot of lag.... it happen with CODWAW and Black Op's something is running in the background or a problem with the motherboard i quess. I start having this issue a few weeks ago.

Windows 7 pro, Graphic Card: ENGTX 465, Processor Phenom 11 X4 945, Motherboard is M3N78 Pro.. 4 gigs ram

I install both game on another PC Windows XP Pro, Graphic GTS 250, Processor Dual E5200, Motherboard P5KPL CM..... 2 gigs ram
No server disconnection and no lag with the same internet connection..

Everything on my PC as been update Bios, Driver, Sound etc...

I allmost pull out all the few left hair i

If it is a software, do you have a way to find witch one is causing the problem? and if it is hardware how and where to look.

Thanks guys i really appreciate..
I own 3 games servers and it's hard to make ajustment when you cant join them...


A:Windows 7 pro and PC Games

i dont know if those games auto-update or not, but i just read somewhere that they released a patch to address lag issues.

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can you use a joystick controller for Xbox games on windows 8.1 and if so what controller do I buy?
I"m kinda new to xbox on pc and am not sure what controllers the games will work with ...

A:xbox games on windows 8.1

I would imagine controller support is based on if the application supports it or not so it may vary application to application on whether it will support joystick or game pads. Personally I have always been a big fan of logitech products as the ones I have install the drivers the moment I plug them in. If you want a game pad and you do not want logitech then you could use a xbox 360 controller and xbox one controller support on the PC is supposedly coming soon this year.

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I am upgrading to a new pc and giving my old one to a friend who likes the pre-installed games that come with windows 8.1. I think that I may have deleted them early on. Is there a way to re-install them? I do not have a windows disk. Thank you very much.

A:Is there a way to re install games on windows 8.1 pro

You just need the keys and should be able to download them from the software mfg website.

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Hi there
If you have an XP installation THESE games will run

Copy to say a USB device from a Windows XP installation from folder windows==>system32 to a folder on your usb say XPgames.

don't forget the Cards.dll file


if you need spider help files there should be somewhere a spider.chm and spider.hlp but it's not necessary.

Pinball also is possible --copy the entire pinball folder -- I don't bother with that one. (it's in programfiles==>windowsnt folder copy to same folder as you copied the other XP games.

works on W8 x-64.

have fin


A:Old classic windows games in W8

Man, "cards.dll" brings me back - I used to carry around one that had customized card faces, but had to ditch it when moving from 98SE to XP.

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Hey guys, I'm having a bit of trouble here. I've been trying to get Oregon Trail working on my Windows 7 for the past few hours now (here's the link if it helps at all I downloaded VMLite thing to get Windows XP Mode, which I then selected the oregon trail exe file to put the files but... well, either I did something wrong or it failed. Can anyone help? By the way I'm not too good with technical terms, so if you could try and keep it simplier, it'd be appreciated.

Just to explain a bit more, I'm at the part with VMLite where it says to specify VMLite to Windows XP Mode... and I choose the oregon trail exe file, and it says "failed to extract the msi file".

A:Running 32 bit (and 16 bit) games on a Windows 7?

After looking at that link you provided, I feel a wave of nostalgia overcoming me, I used to play that game all the time lol. I'm going to give it a download as well,

Ok to your problem, I had a look at the website and it recommends a program called D-Fend, which is a Graphical User Interface (GUI) for the DOS-BOX program (That allows you to mount and run old dos software). I know it doesn't say its explicitly for Win7 but have you tried that?

That page provides a tutorial on how to set it up, hope it helps

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With windows Vista, will all my old games work, or will they not work on the Vista upgrade?...also does anyone know where i can get save game fiels for Halo for the PC(perferably ones that have beatin it on legendary )

A:Windows vita and my games

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I have upgraded my pc wo windows 10 recently and now sniper elite lags badly then after 5 mins or so, the whole pc shuts down randomly

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I used to play games on W7 a lot whilst waiting for a download or some other to complete.
and was upset (not the strongest word I would choose) when I found they had been removed.
After a number of searches I found this solution.
From a working Windows 7 x86 copy the games folder from your program folder
copy cardgames.dll from windows/system32
and put the games folder in W8 program files (x86). Even if on a 64 bit system.
Now put a copy of cardgames.dll in each sub-folder ie hearts, solitaire etc.
Then because you would manually have to edit a number of system files and programs
[email protected] created a small patcher to edit the files concerned.
this is attached ; Run the patch browse to the games executable say hearts.exe in the
program files (x86) then click patch. Repeat for each game you wish to patch.
Note ignore any virus warnings they are false positives but coming up because your editing a program exe.
Why do we have to keep finding a way to restore everything MS is removing from W8

A:Migrate Windows 7 Games to W8

Why do we have to keep finding a way to restore everything MS is removing from W8

Seems the heart and soul have been removed.

Just can't get any affection going for win8.

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I am actually posting this to find a solution for my friend. He just installed windows 7 on his computer the other day and when he tried to play his games some of them would be letter boxed.

His windows resolution is set to 1920x1080. In guild wars, he can change the resolution to 1920x1080 and it removes the black bars, however in assassin's creed when he sets the resolution to 1920x1080 the black bars are still there.

Two days ago when he played on windows vista everything was fine, it has just been since he has installed windows 7.

I've looked around on some other forums and found other similar posts, but no answers. He has up to date drivers and I have no idea what else would cause the problem.

A:Windows 7 letterboxing games

screenshots would ve helped..

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Can you please tell me how to re-install Windows Games (i.e. Solitare, Pinball, Minesweeper, Free Cell)? The computer system is Windows 2000. Somehow it has been deleted, or is no longer there. Thanks for any help!

A:Re-Install Windows Games

The easiest way is to go to start, control panel, add remove programs, add/remove windows components(cant remember the exact wording..been a while since I used 2k), highlight accessories and click details. check the box and let them install.

You will need your windows 2k install disk.

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Please help!!!!! How can I find out if our games that say, "For Windows 95/98" are compatible with Windows ME?? We have a lot of games for the kids, like Toy Story, Dinosaurs, Thomas the Train, etc...we downloaded some of them on our last computer and it messed up and I am worried that it was because of they were not good to go with ME. I don't want to mess this one up. Any suggestions on where I can find out if games for 95/98 are compatible with ME? Thanks!

A:CD Rom Games Compatibility for Windows ME??? PLEASE!!!

Your Windows 95/98 cd games should run fine, have computer with both and have had no problem with M/E loading win 98 games. Hope this helps,,, Rhett

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I have alot of old windows 98 that played with fast frames in windows 7. too fast actually, that I have to use frame limiters to control the games.

in windows 8, its another story, same games, play at really slow frames. like my on an old computer again....
and the drivers and intel chipset drivers are up to date.

nvidia 580gtx
intel 2600
16gb memory

are rumors about other people having same problem.

its sad that I can run the same games in vmware and the play at very high framerates

I do have some games though had glitches in windows 7 but not in windows 8.

A:old games on windows 8 slow

Hmm, Yeah, don't know. It might be due to using older API but like you said it worked in Windows 7 so it should work in 8.

Can you check if these older games have newer equivalents like instead of playing Pinball in windows xp you can play: Pinball FX2 app for Windows in the Windows Store

Yeah you just probably need to use a Virtual system to get it up and running.

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Does anyone know how to or whether it is possible to disable the default windows games using a group policy in Windows 2000?

We have a 2000 Active Directory and have noticed a lot people killing time playing solitaire and freecell etc, my boss has asked me to disable the games, but rather than visit all 70 machines and delete them i would like to find some way of disabling them from being run if possible.

A:Disabling Windows Games

try this out.

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I've been perusing computer puzzle games online to purchase (Amazon). I've noticed they will say windows 7, vista, xp, windows 2000, 98, or any combo of these next to game/cd name. Many say Vista/XP, but not 7, and vice versa. Does this mean that if XP is required, it will not work with Vista or 7? Or if it says Vista/XP, it won't run on 7?
Just don't to waste money on games that it turns out can't be run on Vista or windows 7.


A:games for windows vista vs 7 vs xp?

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I've been having an issue with limited success. I recently bought a new laptop for gaming and noticed a really annoying bug that has surfaced.

Laptop Stats:
CPU: Intel Core i7 Processor 720QM (1.6Ghz, 6MB, L3 Cache)
Card: ATI Radeon HD 5850 1 Gig
Ram: 8 GB Ram
HDD: 2x500 Gig Western Digital Hard drives

The issue is that in games, when something new would happen, the computer would freeze and the
sound would stutter for 1-5 seconds. So of course if I played LONG enough it would go away, but once I started the game again the issue would come up. I found that downloading CrystalDiskInfo and disabling APM fixed the issue for some games.

Games that I've had the issue: World of Warcraft, Counter-strike: Source, Day of Defeat, Team Fortress 2, Dragon Age, Last Scenario.

Games that I haven't had ONE issue with: Singularity, Dragon Age 2.

Now World of Warcraft was resolved due to Disabling APM.

Here is a list of things that I've tried:

- Updated all Drivers
- Used CrystalDiskMark on both Hard drives (Will post data)
- Ran EventViewer and noticed that when there was a stutter the Hardrive Spiked for the time of the freeze.
- Played with the APM
-Uninstalled the SATA AHCI Controller
-CheckDisk on both drives, no errors.

What makes me think it's a Hard Drive issue (or possibly a Driver issue) is because whenever the freeze happens the Hard drive light is on the entire time. I have two hard drives, all the games (save one) are installed th... Read more

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Win 10 upgrade failed and I tried to restore my Win 7 from CD from hp.   No games were installed.  Why?

A:Lost games on windows 7.

heartlight I'd like to help you with your problem but I'm having difficulties with what you said. The HP Recovery Media for Win7 is NOT a CD, but instead, a set of DVDs (usually 3) and a separate Drivers CD. The full set of DVDs will reformat your drive and reinstall, not only the OS, but also all the drivers, the HP utilities, and everthing else that came preinstalled on your PC. If all you used was a single CD, that would not have worked to recover your PC. So please explain, in more detail, what you did. We can proceed once you provide the information.Thanks

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Can windows 8 play fallout 3, assissen creed 3, left 4 dead 2, Shogun 2: Totalwar, borderland 2 and skyrim?
Can windows 8 play any games that windows 7 can play?If NO, should I Downgrade it to windows 7 ?

A:What games can Windows 8 play?

Out of the games you listed I can only speak for two of them and I can run Fallout 3 and Assassin's Creed III perfectly fine on Windows 8 Pro x64.

Having said that most games that run on Windows 7 will run fine on Windows 8 even though they may not officially be supported.

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I've tried to install a game a few days ago and it acted like it was starting the installation, but 10 minutes later it hadn't done anything. I pressed Ctrl + Alt + Delete, and the icon appeared in the notification area, but Task Manager wouldn't open even after I took the disk out, so I had to restart the computer to use Task Manager. I tried the game in the other drive, and tried a different game, but got the same results. Anyone know what could be wrong?

A:Windows XP won't install any games

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hi, i just downgraded from WinXP (to strong for my PC).
here are my sytem specs:

633MHz Celeron
384MB RAM(256+128... i case u were wondering how i got 384 like i wondered how it was 384 when i bought it... LoL!)
GeForce2 MX200
SB Live! 24-Bit
Cable Internet
Windows ME(fresh install)

everything is much faster since the downgrade from WinXP such as opening Apps(Internet Explorer, Netscape, Media Player, startup & shutdown, etc, etc...) And even the games themselves load up faster. But gameplay is what is my concern, i expected them to be a tad bit faster. just a tad. but instead, they are exactly the same, and about 5 minutes into the game it gets even worse, as if my cpu or harddrive or RAM or all 3 are trying to do something or something. XP had constant performance(about 15 FPS in Enemy Territory/10 FPS in combat). but in my fresh install of ME, it is just a such until 5 or less minutes into the game, combat FPS drop to like 1 or 2 FPS... LITERALLY!!!!!!!. i am dead serious. why did everything else improve or stay stable besides my games? tip or tweaks out there from anyone desiring to help? i'd appreciate any help at all no matter how feeble of an attemp, i miss ET). thx!!!!!

A:New to Windows Me... how to tweak it for games!?!

First of all, Win98SE is faster than WinME, and uses less resources, and there are customization packs to make it look like ME or XP with all of their abilities.

Second, Win98/ME drivers aren't even being properly worked on, I wouldn't be surprised to see WinXP running games faster than WinMe even on your PC.

WinXP can be tweaked so much it can have the speed of a Win98SE with no problems - I really recommend switching back to XP and then tweaking that, my commit charge in XP is only 68MB with all drivers - and the thing screams on my Athlon TB 1.2GHz, I know your Celeron is slower, but it should run pretty fast too.

I really urge you to switch back, and if you need, I'll give you a list of links to make your XP every bit as fast as WinME (and faster in games).

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My games keep crashing after playing for a few hours. I always watch video's with Amazon Unbox on my desktop while playing games. At first I only had one game to crash, then after installing an update for the graphics card driver, that HP support told me would fix my issue, now several of my games are crashing. I've never had to happen before, so I'm puzzled on how to fix this. Please help! I am attaching the pic of the error message, every game crash are similar.
Here is my DxDiag log:

System Information
Time of this report: 1/9/2014, 02:21:29
Machine name: MARISA-HP
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: p7-1202
BIOS: Ver: HIB_716.ROM vHIB7.16
Processor: AMD A6-3670 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 6144MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 5616MB RAM
Page File: 2708MB used, 8522MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 64bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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A:Games crash on Windows 7-64 bit

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hello please help me i cant fullscreen in games in windows 7 all the games when i put resolution to 1024x780 it stop being fullscreen then goes in center with black things in left and right plz help me i already searched but didnt got a solution that work i dont have the option of scaling thing in my nvidia drivers option so what i do now plz help me i cant play my games now and i cant put high resolution cuz it will fps lag lot plz help me i dont want to hear that i bought from amazon windows ultimate for 300euro and it cant even run my games properly plz help me thx i have 8500GT and 22LCD monitor

A:help i cant fullscreen in games with windows 7

Ok first this should be in the games section admins please move.
Second This is due to your screen being a wide screen monitor.
Third what games??
Your screen is set to 1680x1050 try seeing your games to that higher setting to remove the side bars 16:4 I believe is the setting for some games to let you select it.
Next: what driver verison are you using?

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