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If you did not make the system disks when you first got the computer then you will need to find the disk somewhere else (unfortunately my disks wouldn't read properly). I just fixed my old vista laptop hard drive crashed. I found the same version of Vista Home Premium in a torrent file on the internet - burnt the disk and installed on a brand new HDD I bought on ebay - used my Vista registration code - might get slammed here but I as I used my original registration code then I can't see how it is pirating.....
1st of all increase RAM. Issue will be solved, if problem still exists then try these guidelines: Check your Power Supply as for GTA a good Power Supply is required. Update all the drivers Stop unwanted background running services
If problem still exists then use Game optimization Tool PCFresher that will not only fix internal errors but will also optimize PC to its peak performance.
Rockstar has released a FAQ regarding the copy protection that will be used in the PC version of GTA 4, here are the details
Activation via Internet (1x per system, no limits, Fallback for systems without web access)
Copy protection Securom: The original disc is required for playing
(Execpt: Download version of GTA 4, for example from Direct 2 Drive)
Requirements for playing (singleplayer): Games for Windows Live
account for saving/achievements (1x free creation), original disc,
Securom runs in the background
Requirements for playing (multiplayer): Active internet connection,
Games for Windows Live account, For uploading videos: Rockstar Social
If you don't have web access or don't want to connect your
gaming PC to the Internet, Rockstar wants to offer a not yet specified
system to activate GTA 4 via another PC with web access. Details are
supposed to be available on launch.
For the normal GTA 4 (PC) version with disc installation,
activations are unlimited. But the original disc is required for
This does not apply for legally downloaded versions of GTA 4:
Depending on the vendor the following is possible: Five parallel
installations with the possibility to revive a "free" installation, if
an old installation is deleted. For this purpose the customer has to
have web access with the PC GTA 4 is installed on.
Those playing GTA 4 with an illegally hacked version have, according
to Rockstar, to fear that the game will not be fully playable.
If you change two major components of your PC (like the graphics card or the CPU), you will possible have to reactivate GTA 4.
Phew that was a mouthful I can tell you, whilst some will find it
disappointing that GTA 4 uses such an invasive DRM system it does seem
as if Rockstar has tried to weigh the need to protect their work against
the inconvenience to the customer and for the boxed retail version
there are no activation or install limits.
If i analysis your problem it is clear that the problem exists not in your laptop but in your Microsoft picture it -Digital image Pro, this is because your application will have some software issue.
You kindly buy a new version of the Microsoft picture it -Digital image Pro 9 software and install it, your problem will be solved.
Sounds like you might be trying to install a copy of windows/sp3. If so you
will need an older copy sp2 due to the fact newer copies will reject the
serial, OR you may activate by phone and tell them you have the disk,
give them your key and they will give you a new key. You must keep
telling them you have the original cd but comp kept crashing ect, due
to software or some other idea you may have.
Windows Vista is supported by Nero 7 since the version Nero 220.127.116.11.. Older versions of Nero 7 do not support Windows Vista. If you are trying to install Nero 7 from your original disc it is likely that there is an older version included on this disc. If you want to install Nero 7 on Windows Vista please be sure that you will only use latest Nero 7 version, you can download from the below website. Also please be sure that there won't be any rests of old Nero 7 versions on your system by performing the following steps:
1. Start uninstalling all old Nero 7 applications and files from your computer using the Nero 7 CleanTool
Download the Nero 7 CleanTool using the following link: Click here. Save this file to your desktop. Unzip the ZIP-file with WinZip or WinRAR and save the content to your hard drive. Double-click on the unzipped EXE-file to start the CleanTool. The window “Nero General Clean Tool” will open. The installed Nero version will be displayed. Activate the checkboxes in the displayed Nero version. Then click the “Clean” button. A status window will open. The execution of the tool may take several minutes. Please wait until the progress bar has moved completely to the right. In the window “Nero General Clean Tool” click the “Exit” button as soon as the erasing procedure is completed. Reboot your computer. The Nero 7 CleanTool has removed all Nero entries from your computer.
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Download and install the latest Nero 7 version from website using the following link: Click here. Save this file to your desktop. Double-click the downloaded Nero 7 installation file to start the installation. Enter your Nero 7 serial number during the installation to make your Nero into a permanent version. (The download without a serial number is a trial version only). You now have a newly installed version of Nero 7 on your computer.