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[Help] Game doesen't start couse of 64bit win 7.
« on: November 19, 2011, 01:08:23 PM »
Hello!

I downloaded a game from 1997 that i'v played when i was a child alot.
I was sick a day and got that on my mind and i really missed it. it brings back alot of good memories :)

When i try to install it says that the program cannot start couse i have 64bit system.
I'v looked everywhere for an answer but never found anything.
So i hope you can help me shane!

Thanks!

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[Help] Game doesen't start couse of 64bit win 7.
« on: November 19, 2011, 01:08:23 PM »

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Re: [Help] Game doesen't start couse of 64bit win 7.
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2011, 01:09:44 PM »
A lot of old games wont run on 64 bit Windows. But some can with a few tricks.

What game is it?

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Re: [Help] Game doesen't start couse of 64bit win 7.
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2011, 01:14:00 PM »
It looks like it is the game stopping from running not Windows.

So the trick is to have the game run in a 32 bit XP :wink:

Virtual PC is free.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/

This will let you run another OS inside your Windows 7 :wink:

Then you should be able to play the game in the virtual PC. Since it is such an old game it should play fine.

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Re: [Help] Game doesen't start couse of 64bit win 7.
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2011, 01:15:33 PM »
It's likea Daemon tools ? :)

i get this:
You are not eligible to download Windows XP Mode. You must have Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate to run Windows XP Mode.
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Re: [Help] Game doesen't start couse of 64bit win 7.
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2011, 01:31:41 PM »
Dont get the XP mode one. Just get virtual PC. Then you need to get your hands on an XP disk and install XP in the virtual PC. :wink:

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Re: [Help] Game doesen't start couse of 64bit win 7.
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2011, 01:38:01 PM »
Hmm i only got a map with the name Virtual PC :)

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Re: [Help] Game doesen't start couse of 64bit win 7.
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2011, 01:39:33 PM »
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=4580

You could also see if virtualbox might be better, would need to look up reviews to see which would do the games better. Both free :-)
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

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Re: [Help] Game doesen't start couse of 64bit win 7.
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2011, 01:43:44 PM »
Hmm i don't get so much but i will look into it a bit better, I created a Virtual PC from the Virtual PC map.
something Virtual Disk, a black window popped up with some text :P

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Re: [Help] Game doesen't start couse of 64bit win 7.
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2011, 01:45:38 PM »
Right, then you have to mount a xp cd to it, from there you install xp.

Right now it is a virtual PC with no operating system installed :wink:

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Re: [Help] Game doesen't start couse of 64bit win 7.
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2011, 01:48:55 PM »
Hmm Okey :P

I download a XP version.
and run it like ?


I brun it to CD and restart computer and such ?
or can i run it directly in this black window ? :O

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Re: [Help] Game doesen't start couse of 64bit win 7.
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2011, 02:02:19 PM »
Give this a read on how to get XP installed :wink:

http://www.ehow.com/how_5166329_install-xp-microsoft-virtual-pc.html

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Re: [Help] Game doesen't start couse of 64bit win 7.
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2011, 02:05:59 PM »
Thanks alot, i follow that guide and i gave you Karma ! :D

You can lock this theard i think i get it now! :)
I'm downloading Win Xp atm xD

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Re: [Help] Game doesen't start couse of 64bit win 7.
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2011, 02:06:40 PM »
No problem :wink:

Locking thread.

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Re: [Help] Game doesen't start couse of 64bit win 7.
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