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Pc game software won't download

Pc game (bounty) won't install on my computer. I have Windows VIsta and when I try to install it says "HPCS program no longer running" and that's it. The game came with a peice of paper that says if I have trouble installing this,and get a message about can't install then just click the ignore button,but I don't get that message. I get the above message and think it's tied into or is "start_here.exe". Can you help me?? It says to contact best buy for any problems with the software. I bought 9 games and they are all having this problem.

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I do believe that you have to run the Vistas compatibility test before downloading any programs. If it is a new game, does it say that it will run with Vista?
I had a couple of Dell and HP techs already tell me that if it was made before late 2007, it won't work. There went about $5,000 down the tubes. Oh yes, did I mention that I sent them a list of what programs I had and those I planned to use then asked for advice on the best system for my needs--this caveat went totally unread throughout the transaction with Dell, Every time something goes wrong with the system, the tech tells me that I should at least have some protection for my data-one for one thing and the secocnd as a fail safe. HMMMM--Well Dell, when I purchased the new system I upgraded the amount of Dell Data Safe; I also purchased two different external hard drives. One is only 80GB, and the other from them and still in warranty 500GB External HD didn't make the slightest bit of difference. The third external on here is a 250 GB External--Now what were you saying about playing it safe by using different options?

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