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Installing a game demo

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Lightunseen

#1
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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Jupiter Jones [MVP]

#2
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
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> 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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Andy [YaYa]

#3
"Jupiter Jones [MVP]" <jones_jupiter@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> 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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Paul Smith

#4
"Lightunseen" <Lightunseen@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> 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
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
Due to ways that UAC works it's value is EXTREMELY superficial.

"Mark" <mark_butler@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> 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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