I don't know about Diable 2, but the SIMs 2 should work. Not sure why it's
not seeing the disc. I would think with a newer system, the DVD drive would
be up to date enough not to get confused by the copy protection.
Just for fun, you can go to Control Panel., User Accounts and Turn off the
UAC to see if it allows you to see the Disc. I've seen several different
posts about not being able to see a Disc under Vista. But I haven't been
able to reproduce the problem myself.
On Diable 2 and Last Chaos, did you try Right clicking on the desktop or
start menu shortcut and choose Run As Administrator and\or set the
compatibility mode to XP ?
"simplerequests" <u33723@uwe> wrote in message news:714ad7a90b4b6@uwe...
>I purchased a new laptop (after diligently looking for one with XP) and
> SURPISE, microsoft is dominating the market again by making a system that
> completely incompatible for all of my games. Tried to install Sims2, won't
> even recognize the disk, diablo 2 won't run, and Last Chaos? Nope. Only
> that runs is FFXI. Is there ANY way I can remove Vista and run XP? I tried
> the program compatibility manager for my games and it doesn't work. It
> doesn't even recognize my sims disc. I don't know what to do, and I feel
> my new 800 dollar laptop is trash. Please help?