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

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

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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When i tried to follow the steps I could not find Accounts and Preferences.
So is this a bug or am i doing something wrong?

A:Can not connect xbox live account to Microsoft Games

Still having the issue :c
I tried google but it doesn't work

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I can't sign into Games for Windows Live Client. It tells me that I need the Windows Live sign-in assist. I downloaded the 64-bit version and the update always ends in an error.

Not sure what the problem is.

A:Can't sign into Games for Windows Live

Quote: Originally Posted by Rokchant


Not sure what the problem is.

neither are we.

what's the exact error message you get?

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Hi. I have been toiling for a few hours, tying to figure out how to get xlive to work. So far I have tried everything I could think of, including updating Windows manually, going through all the "Windows Support Center" tips, reinstalling the game I need this for, and restarting between all the steps. I went to

Games for Windows ? LIVE Support

a few times to install it, but every time I try I get this message.

Any ideas? I need it to run Fallout 3, which I really look forward to doing, but this is being a real hassle. I tried install Windows Live from the game's install directory, but got this.

As a side note, it may have something to do with x64 C++ Runtime because whilst installing the game, I get an error (that goes away and installation continues). I tried installing this manually from the Windows Support Center,

Download details: Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x64)

and i get a very similar error:

I have tried different releases of both the programs.

So either I have two coincidentally similar programs not working (Games for Windows - LIVE and x64 C++ Runtime) or they are somehow linked. I won't go into how my automatic updater no longer works (the error code and information regarding it was useless).

Thank you for your time and understanding. I hope this was in the right Forum category, I hope I didn't add way too much, and I hope you can help me soon.


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The client shows only one item : the battlestations pacific trailer. I am looking for fallout 3 game content - operation anchorage. I used to be able to click on the link for it, but the client simply displayed an error, always telling me to return later. any help appreciated!

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I wondered if anyone knew why when I click on the WLM Games tab I immediately get 'The Service Is Unavailable'
Other than the obvious answer, I wondered if it was just me it was happening to, or if there was a way around it? Thanks

A:Windows Live Games Not Working? welcome to the forum.
See if the links below can help.
One containing video instruction that is particularly useful
Hope this helps.

"May be a network problem or service not available" - Games for Windows Live
windows live messenger 2011 adds games tab on Tutorial, How to's for windows live messenger 2011 adds games tab on Software Tutorial

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So I got Batman: Arkham City on Steam and installed it. Once it was loaded, I started it up, but the Games for Windows Live overlay never came up and as a result I have been unable to save me game. Just to make sure it wasn't a problem with the game, I went back and installed Arkham Asylum (which I know worked back in Windows 7) and found that the overlay also wouldn't come up in that game too. I noticed that the desktop client for Windows live shows it's version number as being "Software Version: 3.5.0050.0/3.5.0088.0" but I checked and I know that version 3.5.0092.0 exists. I tried updating my client but it always ends up being 3.5.0088.0. Does the Developer Preview not support the latest version of Games for Windows Live?

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Hi I have just installed gfw LIVE Client and have a registered ID with LIVE. When I try to connect the username and password are accepted and the target screen appears but then so does:
"Games for Windows - LIVE Client has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."
No clues, no hints!
I have re downloaded the client file and re-installed but no joy.
I am using XP with SP3. Any ideas would be appreciated

A:Games for windows - Live problem & closes

See if information below helps:

There have been other current threads about this problem. Sounds like MS needs to revamp the program!

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Hey guys, so I've been trying to play fallout 3, but unfortunately that means I have to install games for windows live, and it wont work. i download the installer and run it, it says success, then I launch it, and it tells me that it's not installed. Then it sends me to a page to download the installer i've already downloaded. This is getting quite annoying, can anyone help me?

A:cant install games for windows live for fallout 3

take a look at this:
Good Delicious! How to fix Games for Windows Live on Windows 8 Pro...

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I have had games for windows live for awhile, but I hadn't used it recently. I recieved a game beta invite, but the game requires GFWL, and GFWL updated to the new 3.0 and and added Live marketplace, installed the necessary files, then I pressed launch. and waited. nothing. so I tried again, the logo popped up, and I look at the processes menu in task manager, and for a second or two it shows GFWLclient.exe and GFWLive.exe, then the logo and the processes disappear and then nothing. I tried reinstalling GFWL, installing the latest .net Framework, but still nothing. Any idea why this is happening?
here is system info

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 940 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2047 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305234 MB, Free - 110713 MB; E: Total - 305242 MB, Free - 73300 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M4A78 PLUS, Rev X.0x, MT7093K11800497
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: Games for Windows Live won't start

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When I try to run the client, it tells me that there is a connection error, and I should check my internet connection. Well obviously, just the fact that I am able to post this thread shows that my connection is fine. I would like to reinstall the client, but it doesn't even show up in control panel to uninstall it. Any suggestions? Thanks.

A:Games for Windows Live connection error on 8.1

GFWL was a poorly implemented idea and is shutting down shortly, Games for Windows Live Shutting Down in 2014 - IGN

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Hi having problems logging into games for windows live client (need to save dirt2 progress and also windows live which may be the same problem. have fowarded all ports needed for GFWL client (3074, 88, 80, 443) in router firewall and turned off software firewall for testing purposes. have checked all ports with the PFPORTCHECK tool from and all those are open. have made sure ssl2.0 is checked in internet options, have cleared cache. proxy settings are set to auto detect. one problem i did notice was when trying to register ssl security libraries i get a initpki.dll failed to load error. any ideas why i get this error and what i can do to log into windows live and GMFWL. i am using windows 7 64bit with eset smart security 4 antivirus and firewall. any help is greatly appreciated.

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I would ask this there.. But they have given me a total amount of help that registers some where in the negatives.
My GFWL simply crashes on login (the game doesnt matter) it will simply the crash the second I click "Login" I type my addy password hit login- gives me that it encountered an error and crashes

Any ideas?

I am on .NET 4.0 , and XP and I Have tried to XP hotfix.

A:Games for Windows Live Crashes on login?

This sounds like it is a NET Framework issue. Check this and let me if this resolution works for you.

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I have the following installed and I'm unsure if I need them:

MS Games for Windows Marketplace
MS Games for Windows LIVE Redistributable
Windows Live ID Sign-In Assistant

I have Batman Arkham City installed, which has something to do with MS Games and I'd like to retain functionality. Are any of these programs unneeded if someone just wants to play MS Games?

A:Games for Windows = Marketplace, LIVE Redistrib. - needed?

You can remove them just fine with no problems. Then restart. If the game needs them, they will be reinstalled. No harm done. So if they do not return-the game did not need them.

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I recently downloaded and finished playing Fallout 3 via Steam. Never having come into contact with Games for Windows LIVE before, I didn't think to sign into my LIVE/360 account before I started playing - who knows if that actually has anything to do with this.

OK, so I finished it, loved it, and decided to try 'The Pitt' DLC. I downloaded the Games for Windows client, purchased the DLC, downloaded it and now it says it's installed. I then started Fallout, figure out that in order to access the DLC I need to be signed into LIVE, which I did. It installs an update for Fallout and then restarts the game (still scratching my head as to why this update wasn't available via Steam . . . maybe it doesn't apply when the game is being played independently of LIVE? probably beside the point) and then asks for my CD key . . . never had to input this before, but I pull it out from the Steam game properties no prob, input it and everything seems fine. Now I can sign into LIVE when I start Fallout which I purchased via Steam (layers and layers of useless, poorly designed interfaces and DRM, but that's another story, it just amuses me).

Here's the problem (finally, right?) - After starting Fallout and signing into Live, I can see that 'The Pitt' is available under the downloads section of the main Fallout menu, but when I click on it nothing happens. It just makes a clicking sound, but doesn't actually start the game up AT ALL. Soo... Read more

A:Fallout 3 The Pitt on PC via Steam and Games for Windows LIVE

Oh crappit. I think I just figured out the problem and it's BIG. The DLCs aren't separate games, they're extensions of the game as a whole, meaning that I travel to Pittsburgh as a separate side-mission, yet I'm still playing Fallout 3 proper? That's it, isn't it? I pray somebody tells me otherwise, b/c I played through the game WITHOUT being signed into LIVE, which means I can't access my game saves while I AM signed into it. Suck, suck, suck! Ok, so if I'm right, then the question becomes: is there any way to import my offline game saves into my LIVE account? Probably not, but it's worth asking I figure.

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I had no problems under Consumer Preview, but I can't get any of my GFWL titles to load at all with Release Preview! Latest version is installed (Apr '12) and Dirt 3, SSIV AE 2012, Bulletstorm all refuse to load.

Dirt 3 and Bulletstorm start loading then give up. SSIV AE 2012 gives an error message.

Removing and reinstalling GFWL hasn't helped. This is a on a clean install of W8 RP (with CP I did an upgrade from my Win 7 install).

Anyone else had any luck?

As it stands this is faintly catastrophic!


A:Games For Windows Live Titles not working in Release Preview!

I managed to get this working, *but* I'm not entirely sure how. I installed the Windows Live Sign In Assistant and got an update for GFWL via Windows Update ( it didn't show the first 4 times I checked, so fifth time lucky! ). Now all my GFWL titles work again.

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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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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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Hey Folks!
I'm running XP Service pak 2. I have three user accounts..Me as 'Administrator', and two 'Limited Accounts' for my wife and son.
My son is a gamer. I installed 'Call of Duty 2' from my account, and it shows up on my sons desktop, but he can ONLY play it on MY desktop! I know it has to do with administrator access, but what the hell? One can only play games/online games on Windows XP if he/she is a System Admin?!
Is there a way to modify my sons account so that he can play this game on his own desktop?

A:Playing Games on 'Limited Account' VS. 'Admin Account'

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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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How do you get games that are installed in the administrator account playable in a different account on the same computer?

To explain the situation, my grandmother has a hard time not killing computers either from trying to do too many things at once of getting struck by a virus. My family procured a new tower for her, running Windows XP Service Pack 3, with me as the Administrator and my grandmother as an alternate account. This was done to not allow her to mess up vital files accidentally.

She has requested to have games put on her account. I have tried loading them on her account without luck. I loaded them on the admin account but her account cannot access the games. I haven't figured out a way to allow her access.

Any help with this problem?

If you have any suggestions, please respond. If more information is needed, I will gladly supply it.



A:Games from Admin account to alternate account

Try changing her account to an admin account. Install and setup the games. Then change the account back to a regular user (non admin).

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I use a address to log into Windows 8. That way I get easy access to Skydrive and Contacts. I have connected my Facebook account and have access to that as well.

I use Another address to log into my Xbox account and onto my Xbox.

Somehow it would seem I can not use my Xbox Live ID to activate the Xbox Live and Xbox Companion Apps in Metro while logged in with my @Hotmail account.

I would like the possibility to access Xbox features in the same way I access my Facebook features.

Any know way to fix this yet? Any known fixes coming up?

A:Xbox Companion/Live games with different Live-ID?

I don't think that can work in Windows 8 at the moment...

The only way would be to use the account as your main Microsoft account to access Xbox Live, or log out of the Hotmail Microsoft account, manually add them in for the apps you need with it, and use the live for the rest.

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The games my kids have on their pc wont launch unless I do run as....
is there any way to give them access without making their account an administrator account.
Its a new pc.....on the old one they would play I would install them on my administrator account and they could play them on their limited accounts, but not this new one....its an HP 1.3ghz processor 256ram and 40 gig hard drive.......
Is there any way to give them access?????

A:Games on a limited account

Please help my kids are driving me crazy........

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Don't understand what the error message means. Please enlighten me.

Hope you can see the screenshot.


A:XBox live games

Don't know if that matters.
Since I am told I was signed in the wrong Windows region, I went to check the time zone in the Win 8.
It was wrong time zone. It was set at Pacific US and Canada. It should be Eastern US and Canada.
So I changed it to the correct time zone. I thought that would fix the Xbox Live issue. It does not.
Now, I don't remember, during installing the Win 8 Release Preview into my VMware player, that I was asked about the location (time zone ) I was at. So, how Pacific time zone was set for me ? Was the iso itself was in Pacific time zone.
It may sound silly to the readers, but I also installed the Win 8 Release Preview, Chinese Traditional, iso into another VM machine. after successfully installed the Chinese version, I noticed the time was Hong Kong time, about 24 hours ahead of EST Canada. I changed the time, date and time zone, shut down the machine. When I restarted, the Chinese Traditional Release Preview was gone. Only the English version is now present.

The above discovery may be irrelevant, but I am puzzled about the disappearance of the Chinese Traditional Windows 8.



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While using windows live messenger my friend sent me a request to play a game. Upon accepting it shows a white screen next to the message and then prompts me to download "essential msn game file" when I accept this nothing happens, the screen remains white. Ive searched for how to fix this problem to no avail so I was wondering if anyone could help me. Thanks in advance

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I need some help getting my Games for Windows Live to work. When I try to open the GFWL client I get the error:

"Connection error-Can't start the program. There may be a problem with your internet connection or the LIVE service."

In my journey to fix this, I've tried a whole bunch of things ranging from uninstalling GFWL and re-installing it, firewall settings, port forwarding, compatibility modes, etc. Does anyone know of a fix for this issue?

A:Games for Windows Live "Can't Start Program"

Sorry to say but the whole Games for Windows Live system is going down or in process of being removed.
Dirt 3 to give Games for Windows Live the slip, move onto Steamworks | PC Gamer

If you need it to install it for a game then have you tried to uninstall and reinstall it after removing the components. Also check to see if there is patch to remove GFWL from that game?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5200 @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3964 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 464460 MB, Free - 314182 MB; D: Total - 12476 MB, Free - 1703 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, Irvine, HP P/N, ULSJ83713666
Antivirus: None

I have this little computer attached to my SONY Big screen BRAVIA, and I want to play games from my STEAM account. I dont think my graphics card is good enough. The games dont play very well, or not at all.
What can I upgrade it to, and do I also have to get anything else.


A:Playing Games from my STEAM account on my big TV

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What would be the quickest way to create a completely locked-down account on my Windows 7 Home Premium so that my flatmates can play my Steam computer games without access to anything else? I think it would take a while to systematically block access to individual drives and programs so it would probably be easier to block everything and then unblock the games?

A:Create a locked-down account for playing games only

I would have thought Win 7's parental controls would be a good place to start.

Good walkthrough here.

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What would be the quickest way to create a completely locked-down account on my Windows 7 Home Premium so that my flatmates can play my Steam computer games without access to anything else? I've created an account and blocked it's access to the root of all drives via the Security tab of the Properties dialogue of each drive. I've also blocked access to all programs except steam.exe and associated programs.

The problems are:

some programs are set to run at start-up and yield an error for each program which cannot start - how can I disable start-up programs for a specific user account?

steam.exe cannot run because I've blocked access to the drive - I want to be able to block their access in Wndows Explorer but not the authorised programs' access; you know?

A:Create a locked-down account for playing games only?

See method 2 option 1 in this tut to remove startup programs for a single user.

Startup Programs - Change

Explorer is the basic shell, disabling it will cause various problems. One option could be to try parental controls and block everything except steam and the games. Another option could be to use a separate partition or hard disk solely for games and nothing else.

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I read that some people had problem running games in winXP limited user account. Is it a widespread thing or just rarely happened?

A:winXP limited user account & games

Many games need to access files not usable by limited accounts and will therefore not run on limited accounts... It's not that widespread, but does happen.

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I am a new user to windows 8.
Currently I cannot sign into xbox live nor can I access games such as wordament.( which I was using previously with no problem)
I get an error message saying
"unknown runtime error -210610844
when I went to windows store to add some free apps, I cannot complete the process.
is this the same problem?
any advice?

A:cannot sign into xbox live or access any games

That's an incomplete install of Windows 8 by the looks of it... because that may also mean that apps or frameworks are missing.

A Refresh should help, but if you have any files you want to keep, back them up first.

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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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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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I've recently added a few parts to my PC, including a new Motherboard, CPU(heatsink), DVD/CD driver, and RAM. Turned the PC on, started to play games just fine, and I wanted to test my PC so I started live streaming while playing "Mount and Blade" not a very graphics intensive game but streaming causes some stress. The BSOD happens after 5min-1hr of gameplay or live streaming(movies). Hoping one of you can help me out, this is my first CPU, Mobo building.

Things I've tried, I've ran a memtest and passed 6 tests.
Reformatted, clean installation of drivers.
Tested CPU, passed.(two tests at once, a digital storm tool that came with my orginal computer)

File attached is all the information.
Any comments or insight will help,
thank you in advance!

A:BSOD, Freezing(three times) during live streaming games.


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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 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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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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Hi. I have a wireless belkin router which my xbox uses to obtain a wireless signal. I have altered the DMZ settings and enabled UPnP so I have open Nat. Unfortunately in CoD5 and 4 I am getting a connection interrupted sign 2-3 times a game. Each of these lasts for about 3-5 seconds. But on games without a dedicated server instead of connection interrupted I get booted from the match. As you can imagine this is very frustrating and completely ruins some games for me.

If it matters I believe the internet is run to my wireless router and then to my modem and into my main computer. two other computers and my xbox are connected wirelessly to my router.

It is also not a problem of IP's changing because I have the settings on my router to were it "leases" a IP to a certain Mac adress indefinetly.

Also I tried port forwarding and my games still got connection interupted.

I believe I have done all I can with the router so It might be my firewall. I use Kapernsky security instead of windows firewall.

Please help!

A:My Xbox live doesn't work on games without dedicated servers.

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I have been a live streamer for awhile. I just recently got the FX -8350 at 4.00 Ghz. It is an 8 core processor which is at the top of the list for AMD. I stream CS:GO mostly, but I'd like to stream Battlefield 4 as well. I don't know what's the big deal with Battlefield 4 but It's way too demanding. When I stream at 720p while playing BF4 my processor reaches max and the game stutters and loses 10 to 20 fps. Is there a reason for this? Any feedback please!

A:FX-8350 can't handle Live Streaming highly demanding games?

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I think I can stream using my verizon cable box

My cable box is a Verizon edition Motorola QIP2500-3

I want to get xbox live to stream onto my PC so people can observe us playing Blazblue continuum Shift, Mortal Kombat, and Marvel vs Capcom 3.

Any ideas? Please help.

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So my computer works perfectly fine if i am just casually using it, but anytime I try to play video games or try to live stream one one of three things happen. 1. Screen goes black flashes, and then pic comes back and i resume as normal. 2. Screen flashes black and stays frozen, and i have to forcefully restart computer. 3. I get the BSOD and computer restarts. Now after reading a lot of the tutorials i now have my comp set to not auto restart, and after i'm done writing this thread i will try to re-enact what makes my computer bsod, and take a picture of all i see. i have also attached the zipped file per request. any and all help would be greatly appreciated!

A:BSOD almost everytime I play my video games or live stream


SYMBOL_NAME: lvuvc64+e90


MODULE_NAME: lvuvc64

IMAGE_NAME: lvuvc64.sys


STACK_COMMAND: .cxr 0xfffff8800316ef50 ; kb

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x7E_lvuvc64+e90

BUCKET_ID: X64_0x7E_lvuvc64+e90

Followup: MachineOwner
Update your Logitech webcam Driver

Link : Webcams

issues with

??\C:\Program Files (x86)\Charter Security Suite\apps\ComputerSecurity\Anti-Virus\minifilter\fsvista.sys
\??\C:\Program Files (x86)\Charter Security Suite\apps\ComputerSecurity\HIPS\drivers\fshs.sys
Update the Charter Security Suite
Known issue to cause BSOD with Windows 7 : AMD Overdrive

??\C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Fuel\amd64\AODDriver2.sys
Uninstall AMD Overdrive

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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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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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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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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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*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
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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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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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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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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Long time reader - first time poster. Built my first custom computer a while back and have been fighting issues for a while.

Here are my symptoms; these don't occur with any specific frequency and don't seem to be caused by any specific action:

-Crash w/o BSOD....just a frozen screen

These are the actions I've taken:
-Manually (and with third party software) verified all drivers are current
-Windows Memory Test
-Third party RAM test
-Clean install/re-installs of windows 7 and upgrade to windows 10

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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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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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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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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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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windows live mail email account for - not Office 365 account

Opereting system - Windows 7 Home Premium.

I use windows live mail version 9.

The account on there at the moment is an Office 365 account for,

I wish to set up two other email accounts which must not be Office 365 accounts but still using btconnect settings.

Can you provide full setup details including server details and details of port settings.

Any help would be much appreciated .



A:windows live mail email account for - not Office 365 account

Incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP) server field, enter

Outgoing e-mail server (SMTP) name field, enter

User name: from your btconnect account Just use the part of the email before the
Check the Outgoing server requires authentication box.

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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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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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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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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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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 merge my Microsoft account with my Nook account? No matter what I try it will not let me on any device or any website and the Barnes and Nobles 'helpers' are not helpful at all.

A:How To Merge NOOK account and Microsoft account?

Please access to the link below and follow its steps to manage your account for test:

Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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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 *
* *

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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I was wondering if you can play regular xbox games on an xbox 360 with xbox live.

A:Solved: can you play xbox games on an xbox 360, live?

of course you can, but, not all game are compatible witht eh xbox 306, and you can play LIVE, those that have LIVE(duuh!)
here's a link with a list of xbox games compatible with the 360

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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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I would like to use Word 2007 Mail Merge to compose and send email messages. My email client is Windows Live Mail. I do not have Outlook. I do not need to access my WLM Contacts list. The email addresses I want to send messages to are in a column of the Word table that I am using as the Mail Merge data source. I have gone through all of the steps of a Mail Merge, including writing the email message, inserting data fields into it, and selecting recipients. The last step is to finish, merge, and send messages. I click on that step and nothing happens - no error message appears but no messages are sent. Any advice? It's possible this can't be done, but I am hoping it can.


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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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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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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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Short Question: Is there any possible way to use Mail Merge in Microsoft Office 2007 with Windows Live Mail?

Notes: Using Windows 7 computer. Windows Live Mail is being used as a program to send the emails out. Microsoft Excell is used to supply the email addresses. It is not an address book problem.

If it is possible to use Mail Merge through WLM, then my next question is:

Long Question: How do I fix my problem?I am using Microsoft Word 2007 to open a short document (.doc).
I am using a Microsoft Excell 2007 spreadsheet (.xlsx) as a database for names and email addresses. [I have tried both .docx and .xls and all combinations of the 4 to try to fix this. None seemed to work, so I reverted to the files' original extensions.]
I go through the Mail Merge steps without any issues. I can see the document. I can see where the merged names will be inserted. I can preview individual letters to see the names inserted correctly. I can also manage the contacts - and select which emails the Mail Merge should be sent to.
As a test, I select only my name. I send out the Mail Merge to the emails as all 3 format options with the subject of "test".
2/3 (Attachment and ?) returned the following error message.

Quote: Originally Posted by Error Message

Login Failed. You must log onto Microsoft Exchange to access your address book.
Error Code: Unspecified Error.

Microsoft Exchange is not install... Read more

A:Mail Merge using Windows Live Mail problems

Hello Luddite, welcome to the forum.

Although I think that MS Office prefers Outlook, there is possibly some useful information here:
Microsoft Word: Using MS Word 2007 & WLM 2011 for Mail Merging, csv file, microsoft mvp

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Which do you prefer, using a Windows Live ID or a Local Account for Windows 8 and why?

A:Windows Live ID or Local Account?

Local account here.

I'm not paranoid, but I dont want my Live ID stored in a preview build.

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I have a Windows Live Mail account that I use to access my Comcast email. It has and still is working fine. I added a new email address/account to the Live Mail and when I hit send/receive a small box pops up requesting my username and password. When it comes up, the fields are already populated, so I just click ok. After a few seconds it comes up again asking me the same thing. I have tried deleting what was in there and typing it myself, but that does not seem to work either. Before I created this new email account, this box never popped up. I have made sure that all the information was exactly the same in the new account as the first email account, POP server, etc. Please help. It is driving me bananas.

A:Windows Live Mail new account

Hi bevygram and welcome to Seven Forums. OK. When you added this new email did you put a check mark in "Include this account when receiving mail or synchronizing" in Windows LiveMail? Check this by clicking on Accounts right at the top of the page then select the new account and click on Properties. It will be at the bottom of the first page. Don't forget to click Apply. Let us know how it works out.

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I'm sure this has been posted before but I'm in a bit of a fix here. My old hotmail account has been blocked for no apparent reason and I can't unblock it. When I enter in my username and password I get the "Your account has been blocked" screen with a "continue" button. Hitting the continue button takes me to a screen where Microsoft can email me a code in order to unblock the account. But the email they can send it to isn't mine, and there's no way of changing it because it's in a drop down menu.

Somehow I got to another screen where I could enter in information only I know about the account in order to retrieve it, such as recent emails I may have sent with specific subject names. Well, I haven't used this account in years and can't remember any emails I've sent at all. Is there any way I can get back into this account? Understandably this is an old account, one that I don't often use anymore, but it's more than a decade old and has some of my first emails ever sent and I would love to have access to them.

On a side note, I have to laugh because the Windows Live ID Help Center tells me to use my phone to unblock it, which seems to make sense, until it says "you might be asked to sign in first." I can't sign in, that's the problem!

A:Windows Live Account Blocked

Welcome qtap,

Some assorted links that may be of help...

Why is my account temporarily blocked? - Unblock a temporarily blocked account

What should I do before I grant access to my account to the support - Microsoft Answers

Hotmail, Messenger & SkyDrive - Microsoft Answers

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Every time I tried to log in into my windows live mail I get a warning that the password is wrong. Only at the second attemp I get to access my mail account. Does anybody know how to fix it and why does it happen? thanks!

A:Need to log in twice in my windows live mail account

FIrst get the most up to date, Windows Live Mail 2011
Then test and post back.

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Following best practices, I do not like to be logged onto the computer as an admin.

I noticed that when I remove my windows live account from the local Administrators group, the account is no longer displayed when I start the computer.

Is there a new paradigm shift with windows 8 that they want you to have local admin rights?

Please let me know if you know or have any ideas.

Thank you,

A:Does Windows Live account have to be admin?

Found out you cannot use the MMC. To make it work you have to use the "Make changes to accounts" settings panel to change the type of the user from Administrator to Standard"

live account and local admin: mutually exclusive?

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A Windows Live Mail Account pop-up comes on every time I open my Live Mail emails. I went through the List Icon (upper Left corner). This only takes it off temporarily. Comes back later. How do I remove it permanently. At first my email address was in the user space and no password. Here lately no user name in user space. How can I permanently delete. Note: I am 76 yrs. old and new to computers and I thank you in advance Woodsman2

A:Windows Live Mail Account Pop Up

Hi woodsman2, welcome to 7F!

Is this the pop-up?

I don't believe you can delete it. It has to be there to sign-in.

Try inputting your user name and password, Make sure you have the proper email address and password spelling, when complete, click on the Remember me box if it doesn't automatically do it for you.

Be careful when signing-in. there is a forget me link right above the sign-in button, you may have inadvertently clicked that to start this problem you're having. I'm hoping that if you sign-in it will reset the "Forget Me" action.

Can you describe the "list icon" a little better, maybe point it out on this?

If you click on the attachment it may open in a new tab, if you click on it there it might get larger and better to see. This depends on the browser you're using.

If it doesn't go to a new tab or get larger, study it, when done click on the browser back button to the left of the www. address bar to return to your thread.

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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

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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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Hi, I'm not sure where to post this I have 3 windows live accounts one of which I only use which is used through my Xbox gamer tag.

I want to close the 2 old windows live accounts and I have already closed the Windows Live hotmail e-mail accounts that were linked with the old windows live accounts but I get the following error message despite having closed the email accounts.

Cannot close [email protected]

To close your account, you must resolve one or more of the following issues:

There is a Microsoft e-mail account (Windows Live Hotmail) associated with your account, so you can't close your Windows Live account immediately. To close your Windows Live account, you need to close your Microsoft e-mail account first. After a period of inactivity, your Windows Live account will automatically be closed. Close your Microsoft account.
Any help will be most appreciated

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