Microsoft Tinker

Posted: 10-01-2008, 03:21 AM
I just finished installing the Microsoft Windows Vista update. A game call
Microsoft Tinker was installed. After rebooting I waited almost 10 minutes
(CPU running at 50%) to see a black screen with a menu which options do
nothing.

Microsoft Tinker


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Dustin Harper
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Re: Microsoft Tinker
Posted: 10-02-2008, 11:26 PM
Reboot again and try it. If it still doesn't work, WU may have done an
update to your video drivers. You might try downloading and installing the
most recent drivers for your video card.

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"Walter" <Walter@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I just finished installing the Microsoft Windows Vista update. A game call
> Microsoft Tinker was installed. After rebooting I waited almost 10 minutes
> (CPU running at 50%) to see a black screen with a menu which options do
> nothing.
Walter
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Re: Microsoft Tinker
Posted: 10-03-2008, 01:01 PM
My pc has 4 gb of memory, dual core Intel CPU, Nvidia 8600 video card with
latest update and I'm tired of rebooting. Still no results.
Thank you

Walter


"Dustin Harper" wrote:
> Reboot again and try it. If it still doesn't work, WU may have done an
> update to your video drivers. You might try downloading and installing the
> most recent drivers for your video card.
>
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> Dustin Harper
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> http://www.mstechpages.com | Vista Resource & Information Page (and more!)
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> "Walter" <Walter@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:42F6B675-6CD4-434D-BCD6-13D6F655EF8F@microsoft.com...
> >I just finished installing the Microsoft Windows Vista update. A game call
> > Microsoft Tinker was installed. After rebooting I waited almost 10 minutes
> > (CPU running at 50%) to see a black screen with a menu which options do
> > nothing.
>
>
cm1701-A
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Re: Microsoft Tinker
Posted: 10-04-2008, 04:31 PM

Having the same exact problem as Walter.Everytime I go to run Microsof
Tinker,my cpu is at 50% but no game loads.All my drivers are up t
date,I'm at a loss.

Operating System : Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 6.0.6001 64-Bit
CPU Type: Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T5250, 1500 MHz
Motherboard Chipset: Intel Crestline-PM PM965
Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS (128 MB)
3D Accelerator: nVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
System Ram:4GB


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Re: Microsoft Tinker
Posted: 10-04-2008, 08:45 PM

Ok,after Tinkering around with Microsoft Tinker,I found if you open
standard user account and run the game,it loads up fine.played the firs
two levels with no problems.CPU was running normally.Now looking int
the difference between the Admin account and the standard account

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Microsoft Tinker
Posted: 10-12-2008, 05:34 PM
I just installed Windows update KB954955 which is the game Tinker. When I
click on the start menu link or the tinker.exe file I get a small inker
window and then the message "Tinker.exe has stopped working ...". If I click
on the shortcut link in the Windows Games/Tinker directory the game starts,
but it is not displayed correctly. Basically I cannot see all of the buttons
and writing. I do not see any place to uninstall or repair the game. I see
where I can uninstall the update, but I cannot find the update on MS's site
when I do a search (so I can try to reinstall it).

Any thoughts ast what may be the problem and a solution?
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Re: Microsoft Tinker
Posted: 10-12-2008, 06:34 PM

Are you running Ultimate?
I tried to copy the Tinker folder from my computer to my wife's running
Vista Premium x64, and it would give the "Tinker.exe has stopped
working" error. Without a hack this will not work properly on versions
other Ultimate.

To reinstall- unistall the update, restart computer and run windows
update again.


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Re: Microsoft Tinker
Posted: 10-15-2008, 07:06 PM

OK I am having the same problem as I updated Ultimate today and down loaded
Tinker and it will not lauch. I have tried everything and all games work
except Tinker. Big problem for Microsoft as I see I am not the only one. Any
answers would be appreciated.

"cm1701-A" wrote:
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> Ok,after Tinkering around with Microsoft Tinker,I found if you open a
> standard user account and run the game,it loads up fine.played the first
> two levels with no problems.CPU was running normally.Now looking into
> the difference between the Admin account and the standard account.
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Tinker Master
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RE: Microsoft Tinker
Posted: 11-16-2008, 05:08 PM
If your PC and Vista Ultimate have all the right things and works without any
problem and, among other games, Tinker does not work, please try to create a
standard account newly and run Tinker there.

In my case, the above works.

The program that is consuming the CPU time 50% when you start Tinker is
lsass.exe. In my case, it has something to do with the account.

ym

obiecat
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RE: Microsoft Tinker
Posted: 01-30-2009, 03:27 PM
Have same problem with Vista Ultimate. Created standard account and works
there but not on administrator account. Looks like Microsoft would help
solve this problem. Why pay extra for Ultimate and then have to use a work
around to make it work?
obiecat


"Tinker Master" wrote:
> If your PC and Vista Ultimate have all the right things and works without any
> problem and, among other games, Tinker does not work, please try to create a
> standard account newly and run Tinker there.
>
> In my case, the above works.
>
> The program that is consuming the CPU time 50% when you start Tinker is
> lsass.exe. In my case, it has something to do with the account.
>
> ym
>
 
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