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installing games on vista

  1. #1


    turtle18 Guest

    installing games on vista

    Just bought a new laptop with vista, have tried to install 2 games on it and
    both do not function properly. The first one i installed, a pop up said the
    installation was interrrupted and now it has to stop installation and it
    doesn't finish installing obviously. The other game, Sims life stories, the
    game was installed but the how to play feature on the game does not work,
    when i click on it it says the game has crashed and now has to shut down. Can
    anyone help?

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  2. #2


    Dustin Harper Guest

    Re: installing games on vista

    You should be able to right click the executable (setup.exe for the one that
    didn't install correctly, and them sims.exe [or whatever] for the other
    one), and click on Properties. Then click on the Compatibility tab, then
    check "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" and select "Windows XP
    (Service Pack 2).

    Check and see if that works.

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    "turtle18" <turtle18@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:2EB39F05-8AFF-45F3-90FD-D13C88BBD69C@microsoft.com...
    > Just bought a new laptop with vista, have tried to install 2 games on it
    > and
    > both do not function properly. The first one i installed, a pop up said
    > the
    > installation was interrrupted and now it has to stop installation and it
    > doesn't finish installing obviously. The other game, Sims life stories,
    > the
    > game was installed but the how to play feature on the game does not work,
    > when i click on it it says the game has crashed and now has to shut down.
    > Can
    > anyone help?



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