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Playing a pC game on my comp.

I brought a new PC with Vista installed . Now I cant play it . It played fine on XP , shouldn't it also work with vista

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Hi there!

Possibility is that you game doesn't support Windows Vista platform yet.

Posted on May 04, 2008

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