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Cracked games conflict - Games for Windows

Q: Cracked games conflict - Games for Windows

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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I hope I am in the correct topic section:
Last night I played Freecell and this morning when I clicked on the icon of freecell the window game up stating that I.E experienced a problem and would restart. I ran malwarebytes and eset online scan. There were some unwanted tool bars, but no viruses. Now I can't find any of the preloaded games such as freecell, hearts, solitaire and solitaire spider. How can I get these games back .
I did uncheck the games in 'turn windows features on and off', restarted the pc and reversed the procedure, to no avail.

A:I.E and games conflict

Even when not having I.E. open, when I click on Start>Games this window comes up "Internet explorer stopped working". Then the screen goes back to the desk top. I have tried restore the system in regular mode and in safe mode and both come back that windows restore did not make any changes. I also ran the sfc/scannow in regular mode and in safe mode, both came back stating there were no problems detected. At this point I am more worried about hidden malware that none of the programs detect than losing the pre installed games.

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I installed FEAR on my PC (P4 2 GHz, 2GB DDR, GeForce 7600GS, DirectX 9.0c) and it wouldn't start. I also couldn't get the "game controllers" to open in Control Panel and dxdiag aborted on the DirectInput component of the analysis.

I found a device simply listed as "HID-compliant device" under the Human Interface Devices listing in Device Manager. If I disable or delete that all my issues go away. I can access game controllers, I can play FEAR. I had thought this was for an old MS joystick but I don't believe that is the case now. But I don't know what it is!

And every time I restart the computer this entry is back along with the same problems. I can't see that it is linked to any physical device but somehow it plugs-and-plays itself back into existence.

What is this thing? Is there a driver update anywhere that will remove this conflict for good? Or is there something else I can do????

A:DirectX conflict (Moved from Games)

I will move you over to the Windows XP section, as this sounds more to do with Windows than anything else.

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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*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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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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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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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.

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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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This problem just started today. The games explorer will not start a new game; it will only try to start saved games (even when there are no saved games). I checked all of the settings and could find nothing that should cause this behavior. The only way I can start a new game is to go the the exe file and start from there. I suppose I could start a saved game, if any, and then go to the menu and start a new game from there. However, I would like to fix this problem. I have a Dell furnished CD for Windows Vista, but I don't know if one can reinstall only the games. I surely do not want to reinstall the OS.

A:Vista Games All Want to Start Saved Games

I just discovered I have the exact same problem. I have Vista Ultimate (x64). Played Spider Solitaire last night, now it is gone.

Gee, could have something to do with the 17 MS updates that were installed last night?

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I have been working with ya'll on fixing existing problems in my computer. All cleared up now, but I have a simple question. Am I pretty safe in going back and using places such as MSNgames, Yahoo games, etc. and playing the online versions? I feel they are pretty reputable sites, but want to make sure so I don't get into the "problems" again.

Also, my kids are signed up on toontown thru - we have paid for one month (only 4.95) but I don't want them to access it again, without knowing my computer is safe in those sites?

A:Are on-line games (not download games) safe?

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I am facing problem while opening games through games explorer ,
when i right click on any games it is showing SAVED GAMES and if i click on any game it is navigating to saved games folder

Please Suggest .


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Is there a way to reinstall WildTangent Games App - hp (Ver.  and  Games (in Start / All Programs)  in HP Notebook 15BA079DX? 

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Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe LightScribe Support - OEM

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS VH235T-P Black 23" 5ms Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 50000 :1 (ASCR) Built-in Speakers - Retail

GIGABYTE GA-770TA-UD3 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail

RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Modular LED Power Supply - Retail

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNT - Retail

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail

A:Can this build support 100% of actual games and probably next gen games?

All these items are worth:

$995 shipped ($1000)

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Just an interesting tidbit of information: That's the story from The Inquirer.

No forum rules violated here--just the story, not the crack.

The hackers just ain't givin' up.

A:Cracked Windows anti-crack cracked claim

Nothing new here - LongHorn/Vista will probable be cracked before it comes out too.

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I have an alienware 14 and have received the new gears of war 4 as a gift, it says that I have to have   
2GB minimum video memory and recommends 4GB video memory and that I do not meet either of these requirements. how can I solve this problem. any help will be appreciated and as you can tell by my terminology I'm not very computer literate.

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Is it possible. There's several titles available for Xbox that I would like to play, but I'm not sure if its possible...

Im sure Microsoft would consider it illegal.. ahh! Screw them!

A:Play Xbox games (NOT 360 Games) on a PC..

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Ok guys I'm new to the site, I've been having lots of problems with my new computer and a friend said you guys might be able to help me.

Well I just bought a new Computer a clone made by a local computer store.
It's spects are
Windows Xp Home SP2
Pentium 4 2.8ghz
512 mb ram
Ati Radeon 9800 pro 128 With Catalyst 4.9
Creative Sound blaster live!
Intel Desktop Board D865glc which supports Hyper Threading
dvd rewriter gsa-4082b by LG

Anyways here is my problems
I went out and bought Sims 2, Nhl 2005, and Madden 2005 and I'm having problems with every one

with sims 2 the gameplay is not extremely smooth, but I find no matter what I always end up getting a crash message reading "This Application has crashed, this process will be terminated" i get it either in the first 5 minutes or through 2 hours, but everytime I play it usually crashes.

ok with Nhl 2005 the game plays great on the highest resolution, but sometimes just for kicks i get booted to windows without and messages...or sometimes it even reboots my system again with no message. Most of the time when this happends is when I'm exiting a game to the menu screen. Like I find when I transist from game to menu it like changes the screen and I can see my background for a bit.

With madden the game just runs very slow, even on low resolutions with everything turned down. The textures on teh white jerseys look flickery and the field lines are also jumpy.

Now I brought my computer back to the... Read more

A:Problem with my games games Crashing

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hello everybody,
I was wondering if anyone knew what was going on here. I had a few games that i added myself in the games folder and i opened it up one day and only the default windows games were there (solitaire, hearts, etc.). It wont let me add any new games into it and ive searched all over the web and cannot find an answer to my problem. please help?

A:Games folder wont let me add games

does nobody know what the problem is?

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How do I get all my games to appear in the Games app in Windows 8. I have a few games in Steam and they don't appear in the Games Win 8 App.

A:Steam games in the Games application

The Games app is really intended for Microsoft downloaded games; I don't believe there is any way to put your Steam games here. However, if you would like to use the Games library that was in Win7, it carried over to 8, although it does not have a Metro
application. If you need me to help you with that I can.

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It doesn't happen often but sometimes it freezes for a second while loading a certain game which works fine on another day and gives BSOD. Sometimes it happens after I've loaded the game and am in the moment of playing. My hardware is more than enough for the games I run and I even run them on low-mid even though I can manage high settings. The games I usually run are CS:GO, League of Legends and Modern Warfare 3 [rarely play; received 1 BSOD while loading it]

I've uploaded my dump files.

Thank you.

A:BSOD playing video games / loading video games [MEMORY_MANAGEMENT]

Hi miqballin.

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1A, {41201, fffff6800001aca8, 8080000019905825, fffffa8003e5ded0}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+136f2 )

Followup: MachineOwner
According to, STOP 0x0000001A: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT
Usual causes: Device driver, memory, kernel

So what you are to do here is

► Enable Driver Verifier.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.

► Test the RAM modules.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Run it for at least eight passes. Preferably overnight.

Let us know the results, with the subsequent crash dumps, if any.

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Inside of games, my computer is awesome. Once the game is over, nothing is fast. Things take forever to open, and, for example, if I go into google chrome and type something into the search bar, sometimes it will take a couple seconds before anything pops up. Could it be a virus? Or maybe something else...

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista&#8482; Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2029 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 349999 MB, Free - 229081 MB (65% Free Space);
D: Total - 126937 MB, Free - 123889 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, DG33SXG2
Antivirus: None

This all started when I got defraggler. I defraggled everything I could find manually, analyzing then slowly started degraggling chunks at a time because I didn't want to wait the day it said it would take to do a full defrag. For some reason, that seemed faster. Before Defraggler, I had to use low graphics in games, and my computer ran fast. Afterwards, they switched. Any help?

I don't have antivirus because I am very careful and don't go on suspicious websites. I've come to realize what "suspicious" websites look like.

A:I get 60fps with games with highest graphics, but out of games, super super slow


OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista&#8482; Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2029 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 349999 MB, Free - 229081 MB (65% Free Space);
D: Total - 126937 MB, Free - 123889 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, DG33SXG2
Antivirus: NoneClick to expand...


OS: Vista is infamous for its constant annoyance to the user. This is somewhat unlikely, but it could be Vista slowing you down. I recommend upgrading to Win7 regardless.

Processor: The processor seems alright, so you're not having troubles there.

RAM: You may want to consider a RAM upgrade, as many applications (including games) do tend to stick around in memory until a restart. I'd have to say the lack of RAM is your issue. It shouldn't take much more, maybe another 1GB-2GB should fix it up.

Graphics: Nice graphics card, by the way. Beats mine ._.
AntiVirus: Well, the fact that you're careful on the Internet does NOT protect you from viruses. Not at all. I strongly recommend installing Avast! Also, I recommend installing MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and give your computer a nice scan with both of them.

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It started yesterday when I attempted to launch a game (Civilization V) through Steam and got the BSOD error. I uninstalled and re-installed Steam, my graphics drivers, everything I can possibly think of, including a general fix Steam itself responded to me with (which was completely unspecific to my issue - they clearly can't be bothered), and I am to the point where I have asked for a refund for my games, because it is just that hopeless.

In a last ditch effort to get my computer straight, I downloaded BlueScreenView, and this is what it has told me; Mind you, there are multiple errors.

From this afternoon (before driver re-install and disc check):
- File names listed as issues: ntoskrnl.exe and tcpip.sys
I also had this issue last night

More recently (after all of my "fixes"):
- File names listed as issues: athrx.sys and ntoskrnl.exe (again)

Even in older crashes, ntoskrnl.exe has been listed as an issue, and I don't have enough knowledge of this sort of thing to have any idea what this means! Is there hope for me?

A:BSOD When Installing Games on Steam/Launching Games Through Steam

I have disabled my wireless connection and connected to the internet to download using an ethernet cable, and all is going well at the moment.
Launching games was also an issue, but the downloading has been fixed!

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I just built a rig which is core i5, Asrock p55M pro motherboard, radeon HD 5850, 4gigs ram. I just installed the supplied drivers and the latest direct x, etc...
My problem is, I can play offline games like GTA4, COD Modern Warfare and COS WAW with sound on it, nevertheless, whenever I started to go online with these games, the sound vanished, even if I exit the game there is still no sound, I need to reboot the system to get back the sound. Got no error whatsoever. What would be the problem. My OS is windows xp pro? Please help!

A:Solved: No sound during online games, but with sound in offline games.

I just flushed my bios from 1.3 to 1.5 then it works flawlessly. Solved my case on my own.

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Hi All - I was under the impression that the Games App on my Windows 8 Pro desktop and on my Surface would work in a similar fashion to my windows 8 phone's game app. Whereas all games are located and tracked in the app. Unless I'm missing something the Games App in Windows 8 only tracks and catalogs Xbox games. I have to keep all other games pinned to the start screen. Please tell me I'm missing something! I can understand if I'm not downloading a game from the windows store that it wouldn't automatically be picked up by the games app but I really thought all "Metro Games" would.

Thanks for your help!


A:Games App and non Xbox games

in the games app, you have:
friends: which is your xbox friends and windows friendsspotlight: which is both xbox and windowsgame activity: which is also xbox only, I thinkwindows games store: which is your windows stuff. you can launch your windows games from this if it's already installed on your system. like I can launch jetpack joyride. I'm not sure if you can customize it or not which is a 360 games store: which is xbox only

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In continuation of my computer problems (previous issue: BSOD- CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED while computer is running - Windows 10 Forums), now I am getting poor performance most of the time from all games 30-40fps in games which I previously got 60-100fps on same settings. There is little to no performance difference between different graphics settings. The poor performance isn't just noticeable in games, but also in normal use of the computer. Stuff like: selecting icons on the desktop, the blue rectangle that resizes is really laggy; dragging windows around my monitors; watching videos on YouTube from Chrome (especially putting in fullscreen and watching in 1080p+). The only time I get good performance is whenever the computer feels like it. There is no reason that I have found for when this happens.

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OK, basically whenever I play a game (lately Dawn of War: Winter Assault if curious) in at most 20 minutes, my computer will either
a.) exit game and return to windows citing some error with game or
b.) restart citing error by 'unknown device driver' which is likely my video card.

As you can imagine, both are *highly* annoying. Same problem occured on previous system, which had:

Windows XP Pro
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128
Soyo Dragon II plus MB
Pentium IV 2.6GHz w/HT
1024MB PC3200 DDR RAM
Audigy II Platinum

and the new system:

Windows XP Pro
BFG 6800 GT
Asus P4C800-E Deluxe MB
Pentium IV 2.6GHz w/HT <-same as previous
1024MB PC3200 DDR RAM <-same as previous
Audigy II Platinum <-same as previous

ATI said it was obviously my fault, and BFG says it might be the card, but since it occured on two systems I can't see why. Could it be the memory/pentium/soundcard/harddrive?

Why would it randomly crash all the time? I can provide any more information as required to assist the diagnosis.

I'm a senior in Aerospace Engineering and damn do I need to relax after a long day of crappy homework, so any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Serious problem with games... all games

Well. since it's not vid card biased, perhaps it's the game? Are there any updates to the game?

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In continuation of my computer problems (previous issue: BSOD- CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED while computer is running - Windows 10 Forums), now I am getting poor performance most of the time from all games 30-40fps in games which I previously got 60-100fps on same settings. There is little to no performance difference between different graphics settings. The poor performance isn't just noticeable in games, but also in normal use of the computer. Stuff like: selecting icons on the desktop, the blue rectangle that resizes is really laggy; dragging windows around my monitors; watching videos on YouTube from Chrome (especially putting in fullscreen and watching in 1080p+). The only time I get good performance is whenever the computer feels like it. There is no reason that I have found for when this happens.

A:Sometimes, low fps in all games, sometimes good fps in all games

Check your power plan settings if they limit the FPS. An easy option is to just set it to high performance power plan. Hope this helped!

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Hello Guys, Just Want To Ask Which Gaming Company (And Of-course Games) Do You Like More?

EA Games


Rockstar Games

Just Vote The One You Like More.

A:EA Games OR Rockstar Games? Which One Do You Like More?

Can I vote for both? I like games of both companies.

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I am trying to get DSL or some other form of broadband. One thing that is bothering me is security because I leave my machine on all the time. Thus I wish to use the Windows 2000 Port Resticting App and/or/in conjunction with Tiny Personal Firewall.

So the question is where can I find a listing of some sort that tells me what type(s) and number port(s) PC games use? Also if avalible LINUX games?

Thank you.

A:How do I find Ports that Games Use- Ports That PC Games Use - Listings - Help

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Hello all,

I've been having a few problems with my laptop since I bought it. The problem mainly occurs when I'm playing a game (usually xcom: enemy unknown or deus ex HR at the moment) but has occurred when I'm browsing the internet (albeit far less often). The BSODs appear to be random but I'm using a blue tooth mouse and have noticed the BSOD will usually happened if I'm using it. I've also noticed that my laptop screen with black out for a split second on games that are quite graphics intensive for my system.

Its been frustrating me a lot so I reinstalled and fully updated windows 7. The GPU drivers are all up to date also.

I've attached the SF file that is required and would greatly appreciate any help.

Thanks for your time

A:BSOD whilst playing various games. Also happens when not playing games

Welcome to the Forum.

Just to make a note, you are having lot of different codes:

BugCheck 4E, {9a, 1c2cb0, 3, 0}
BugCheck A, {0, 2, 1, fffff800030c5e4e}
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800033f55b0, fffff8800e164e00, 0}
BugCheck A, {5a31618, 2, 1, fffff800030e80d8}
BugCheck 1E, {0, 0, 0, 0}
BugCheck D1, {5b, 2, 0, fffff88000e11993}
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800033db5b0, fffff8800b079f40, 0}
BugCheck D1, {5b, 2, 0, fffff88000e78993}
BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff8800144b039, fffff880037473d8, fffff88003746c30}
BugCheck 19, {3, fffffa8011ca7f40, fffffa8011ca7fb0, fffffa8011ca7f40}
Free up the start up:
Startup Programs - Change
Your antivirus is the only thing that's really needed there.

Run a system file check and disk check on your Hard drives:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check

Trend Micro can be a cause of BSOD's. Uninstall for testing purpose.
Sony Firmware Extension Parser driver - 2007 version has BSOD issues in Win7
Western Digital SCSI Arcitecture Model (SAM) WDM driver [br] 2008 driver version has known BSOD issues in Windows

Uninstall the above software using the free version of Revo Uninstaller. While uninstalling a software, opt for advance uninstall. This allows you to remove and delete registry left over of a stubborn program. Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems

Use Microsoft Security Essentials & t... Read more

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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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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'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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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I have recently recieved Fable: The Lost chapters on PC. On the back it says it is for Windows XP, but i have Vista. Vista is an upgrade from XP, so will it work on vista?


A:XP Games on Windows Vista

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As I am stuck in the 80's/early 90's, most of my favourite games are old DOS programs. As you can imagine, this creates endless problems with my new PC and Windows 98 program, but the thing which bugs me most is the sound. With my new soundcard (which came with the computer) that I can only identify as an SB Audio PCl 64V, the sounds on pretty much all of my programs are terrible, worse than the old PC speaker noises!

This confuses me, especially when I have to move to my ancient PC with it's likewise ancient soundcard to get any kind of quality. What confuses me more is that my soundcard works like a dream on the newer programs, I have no idea why it suddenly produces garbled rubbish with the older ones. So I was wondering, is there any way to overcome this problem? I have fiddled tirlessly with the settings, but I have yet to find any way of getting the programs to use the soundcard properly. All I can think of is that there is some kind of audio converter out there that'll run in conjuction with these DOs programs to get the sound back to normal.

So if anyone knows of such a program, or a way to fix this problem, please let me know!!

P.S. I can't imput the soundcard manually to get the programs to recognise it, for some odd reason. Most of my old DOS programs don't have a place in setup.exe or install.exe that has anything to do with the sound, they seem to pretty much bypass it. I really have no idea why...

A:sound in DOS games using windows

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As a newbie I hope this is the proper place for my help question?
I used a 'registry cleaner' yesterday and it wiped loads of programmes off my computer.
I got them all back except Windows Vista Spider Solitaire. I'm not bothered about the other games too much.
Tried all the usual avenues of help (turn windows features on/off etc) but none helped.
Could someone tell where to look for a download site or possibly email me a copy?
I'm using Vista Home Basic 32bit.

A:Lost Windows Games!

The game is probably still there.
Is it the game directory that has been removed?
Did you create a backup of the registry?
Type spider into the search bar.

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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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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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HI all, i have registered on this site now, but im visitor from January 2009.
I have various problems on windows 7 but, i like this for games. Same performance of XP x64 on DX9 and more speed than Vista on DX10.
But, i have much problems:
- After instaled Klite Codec Pack is impossible to use ConvertXtoDVD to use avi filme and separeted .sub file to create DVD, and , all DVDs is not playable on Windows Media 12 or Media Center. I have instaled Klite last version and FULL INSTALATION. Anybody have an solution ?
- I have found an solution for media encoding to convert to DVD, i have instaled XP 32 on Virtual PC, all works fine, but, the encoding is very SLOW, because this is an Virtual Machine.
- IF is impossible to install codecks packs, like Klite or Seven Codec Pack is posible to install Seven, drivers and shutdown Microsoft Defender and leave this computer only for games ? Installing only DX last version, Microsoft 2005 and 2008 C++ Redist and overclock tool like EVGA.

My idea, Seven for games, without any programs on background, and XP on VM for antivirus, Office and others programas.
But im convert much movied, im download avi and SUB convert on XonvertXtoDVD and play on My TV.
I have experienced problems on Vista like this, instaled Klite on FULL options and i need download PowerDVD to play DVD, and reinstaled Windows Media 11 codecs ( from original archive ) to play Mpeg on Media 11.

Any idea ? Solutions ? Please...

My english is horrible, i know, because im Brazill... Read more

A:Installing Windows 7 RC only for games, i need help !

Hi, i use convertx on win 7 7100 64bit with no problems at all, i didn't install ANY codec packs and have coverted/burnt films with sub files for my stand alone dvd player.

Maybe uninstall the codec packs and try the latest version of convertx which is 3.5.2 i belive.

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Hi all, I need to find a tool to delete all windows games from the system, when we setup pcs we go through the windows add remove components and remove them that way, but apparently if you search your c: drive you can still locate .exe files and run the games. Does anyone out there know any tools on how to delete all the files?

A:Removing Games in windows XP

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