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Installing a game demo

  1. #1


    Lightunseen Guest

    Installing a game demo

    Hey there !

    I have a question about installing game demo's in vista ultimate. As a game
    reviewer, i gotta download and install several demos, but now in vista when i
    download a demo and try to install it..nothing happens, the whole computer
    freezes. Iv tryed to open the installing as a system manager..and with
    windows xp service pack 2, with no luck. What i suppose to do ?



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  2. #2


    Jupiter Jones [MVP] Guest

    Re: Installing a game demo

    Have you asked the game manufacturer about Windows Vista
    compatibility?

    "and with windows xp service pack 2"
    I assume you mean Compatibility Mode?
    Try other settings in the Compatibility Mode page.
    Make sure you have the latest updates and drivers.

    --
    Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
    http://www.dts-l.org


    "Lightunseen" <Lightunseen@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:CE131C58-7D95-4A1B-B814-E196943C8779@xxxxxx

    > Hey there !
    >
    > I have a question about installing game demo's in vista ultimate. As
    > a game
    > reviewer, i gotta download and install several demos, but now in
    > vista when i
    > download a demo and try to install it..nothing happens, the whole
    > computer
    > freezes. Iv tryed to open the installing as a system manager..and
    > with
    > windows xp service pack 2, with no luck. What i suppose to do ?

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  3. #3


    Andy [YaYa] Guest

    Re: Installing a game demo

    "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" <jones_jupiter@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:%23dP1YX2CIHA.1188@xxxxxx

    > Have you asked the game manufacturer about Windows Vista compatibility?
    >
    > "and with windows xp service pack 2"
    > I assume you mean Compatibility Mode?
    > Try other settings in the Compatibility Mode page.
    > Make sure you have the latest updates and drivers.
    >
    > --
    > Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    > http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
    > http://www.dts-l.org
    >
    >
    > "Lightunseen" <Lightunseen@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:CE131C58-7D95-4A1B-B814-E196943C8779@xxxxxx

    >> Hey there !
    >>
    >> I have a question about installing game demo's in vista ultimate. As a
    >> game
    >> reviewer, i gotta download and install several demos, but now in vista
    >> when i
    >> download a demo and try to install it..nothing happens, the whole
    >> computer
    >> freezes. Iv tryed to open the installing as a system manager..and with
    >> windows xp service pack 2, with no luck. What i suppose to do ?
    >
    Sounds like something busted with your system, or the demo is bad, or one of
    100 other possible problems.

    Which game demo? What is your system make/model?

    -A.


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  4. #4


    Paul Smith Guest

    Re: Installing a game demo

    "Lightunseen" <Lightunseen@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:CE131C58-7D95-4A1B-B814-E196943C8779@xxxxxx

    > I have a question about installing game demo's in vista ultimate. As a
    > game
    > reviewer, i gotta download and install several demos, but now in vista
    > when i
    > download a demo and try to install it..nothing happens, the whole computer
    > freezes. Iv tryed to open the installing as a system manager..and with
    > windows xp service pack 2, with no luck. What i suppose to do ?
    Just wait a few minutes, if the file is a large executable it can take a
    while for the UAC dialog to appear.

    --
    Paul Smith,
    Yeovil, UK.
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.
    http://www.dasmirnov.net/blog/
    http://www.windowsresource.net/

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  5. #5


    Mark Guest

    Re: Installing a game demo

    You can try turning off UAC and see if that helps, remember that UAC is
    annoying but performs a valuable and useful function.

    In your review don't forget to mention the installation difficulties!

    Mark


    "Lightunseen" <Lightunseen@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:CE131C58-7D95-4A1B-B814-E196943C8779@xxxxxx

    > Hey there !
    >
    > I have a question about installing game demo's in vista ultimate. As a
    > game
    > reviewer, i gotta download and install several demos, but now in vista
    > when i
    > download a demo and try to install it..nothing happens, the whole computer
    > freezes. Iv tryed to open the installing as a system manager..and with
    > windows xp service pack 2, with no luck. What i suppose to do ?
    >
    >

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  6. #6


    Any Guest

    Re: Installing a game demo

    Due to ways that UAC works it's value is EXTREMELY superficial.

    "Mark" <mark_butler@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:1AF67B25-23DC-4D92-9659-C0D71E059F41@xxxxxx

    > You can try turning off UAC and see if that helps, remember that UAC is
    > annoying but performs a valuable and useful function.
    >
    > In your review don't forget to mention the installation difficulties!
    >
    > Mark
    >
    >
    > "Lightunseen" <Lightunseen@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:CE131C58-7D95-4A1B-B814-E196943C8779@xxxxxx

    >> Hey there !
    >>
    >> I have a question about installing game demo's in vista ultimate. As a
    >> game
    >> reviewer, i gotta download and install several demos, but now in vista
    >> when i
    >> download a demo and try to install it..nothing happens, the whole
    >> computer
    >> freezes. Iv tryed to open the installing as a system manager..and with
    >> windows xp service pack 2, with no luck. What i suppose to do ?
    >>
    >>
    >

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