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I installed a game that is compatible with vista on my brand new laptop. the game installs but locks up when I try to play.

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  • tanya2477 Jul 15, 2008

    No it says it is compatible with windows vista.

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Incompatability error.Is the game for 32bit or 64bit?

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I am looking to set up an old computer with new memory and hard drive. I have windows vista from my laptop computer can I install this into my newly updated computer and how.


Generally, the licensed software for your laptop is tied to that machine/brand. If you bought a copy of vista and installed it on the laptop, you may be able to install vista on three machines if that is the version you bought.
Most Microsoft programs are locked to one machine and won't activate on another system.
Now, if this is an old, slow (less than 1 Ghz) with less than 2 gigs, it probably will run Vista very slowly if you get it installed. I'd use the OS that was on the old machine instead of trying to install Vista.

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It doesn't play =((


Do you get any error messages? Try Downloading the updated drivers and install them. Make sure you download the drivers for 64-bit vista OS. Now if it still doesnt work let me know.

Oct 12, 2009 | PC Desktops

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My game won't open, it says "New GFXSurface failed...get tech support..."


for some old games you usually need some kind of emulator, basically this will allow you to run a game in an environment the game was designed for.

out on a limb here but i assume usage of windows vista.

http://www.subsowespac.org/silent-hunter-windows-vista-dosbox.shtml

may help you

Apr 18, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Trying to install new game. noticed that the box says nothing about windows vista does that mean this wont work on my computer?


HI-

Yes, chances are you can't install it on a windows vista Operating system, suggesting to check website of the game and look for updates if there are any that will make it run with vista. look for a patch or update for it.

Hope this helps

Oct 19, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Need patch for free space 2 game to play in windows vista needs to recognize I have 4 gigs of memory


is it not installing,try to browse setup.exe or install file for the game,right click and choose run as administrator..it should be installed w/o any problems,or if you were able to install this and the game just crashes upon playing it,you need to put it to compatibility mode,To do this search for freespace.exe (Probably in C:\Program Files\Volition\", right click and select the "compatibility" tab. Check the box that says "run this program in compatibility mode for" and select "Windows 98"

Sep 29, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I have bought & installed mahjong game, when i try to play it, it shuts my laptop down


Hi,
i think its not providing the enough memory to run the game. No problem... Try changing the display settings of your laptop. Change settings like screen resolution and color quality. make sure that is that game is compatible with Xp / 98 / Vista whatever. Thank you.

Sep 09, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I cannot download platinum play casino on my new computer it has windows vista


Is platinum play compatable with windows vista as not all games will play on vista even though they play on xp home

Jul 26, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I just installed rainbowsix/vegas2 the gameis installed the music plays but the game screen remains blank an the music keeps playing my computer is running windows vista.


you need to to check the display settings and the system requirement before installing and running the game


System Requirements
Windows XP/Vista
3GHz Processor (3.5GHz recommended)
1GB RAM
7GB Hard Disk Space
4x speed DVD-ROM Drive
128MB DirectX 9.0c compatible, Shader 3.0 enabled Video Card (256MB DirectX 9.0c compatible Video Card recommended)
Latest DirectX 9.0c compatible Sound Card
DirectX 9.0c (you may need to download the latest drivers for your video and sound card)
Keyboard, mouse / X-box 360 Controller for Windows
Online multiplayer: broadband Connection with 128Kbps or faster.
*Supported Chipsets: ATI Radeon X1600-X1950/HD 2000 series / HD 3000 series / NVIDIA GeForce 6600/6800/7/8 series.
Laptop models of these cards are not supported but may work.
These are the only ones that will run this game. Additional chipsets may be supported. For an up-to-date list please visit http://support.ubi.com.
System Configuration may require minor adjustments to the configuration of your operating system and/or updates to hardware component drivers
Notice: This game contains technology to prevent copying that may conflict with some disk and virtual drives.

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Run the program in Administrator mode with computability set for XP... Ohh & if ya must install then install as Administrator with computability mode set for XP How to link here... lifehacker.com/software/vista/ how-to-run-pre+vista-programs-in-compatibility- mode-251492.php

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