Vista wont install most games

Posted: 12-26-2008, 03:32 PM

Hi, I have a fairly new 1.6 ghz, dual core, vista. Some of my video
games install. Some old and new ones will not install.
I mean, I only get the allow, cancel window. It wont give me the option
to install, I have gone into the settings, into dos. It wont do
anything, the only action I get is the green tower light and some action
in the dvd player, thats it. Anyone know whats wrong?


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Vista wont install most games


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mazda2001
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Vista wont install most games
Posted: 12-26-2008, 03:32 PM

Hi, I have a fairly new 1.6 ghz, dual core, vista. Some of my video
games install. Some old and new ones will not install.
I mean, I only get the allow, cancel window. It wont give me the option
to install, I have gone into the settings, into dos. It wont do
anything, the only action I get is the green tower light and some action
in the dvd player, thats it. Anyone know whats wrong?


--
mazda2001
richc46
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Re: Vista wont install most games
Posted: 12-31-2008, 08:39 PM

I just purchased a new puter with 64bit Vista. I tried to install m
Scrabble game, without success. I called the tech dept of the gam
manufacturer and was told that there are very few games that ar
compatible with 64bit

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Re: Vista wont install most games
Posted: 12-31-2008, 08:39 PM

I just purchased a new puter with 64bit Vista. I tried to install m
Scrabble game, without success. I called the tech dept of the gam
manufacturer and was told that there are very few games that ar
compatible with 64bit

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Re: Vista wont install most games
Posted: 12-31-2008, 08:39 PM

I just purchased a new puter with 64bit Vista. I tried to install m
Scrabble game, without success. I called the tech dept of the gam
manufacturer and was told that there are very few games that ar
compatible with 64bit

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richc46
Mark
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Re: Vista wont install most games
Posted: 01-02-2009, 05:05 PM

Richc46 - thats actually not true, many games work just fine with Vista64.
The ones that don't tend to be older games or have some special quirk.

I don't know what your Scrabble game is like but can you give any error
messages it displays? Have you tried running the installer as an
administrator (right-click on setup.exe on the cd)

Hope that helps!
mark


"richc46" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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> I just purchased a new puter with 64bit Vista. I tried to install my
> Scrabble game, without success. I called the tech dept of the game
> manufacturer and was told that there are very few games that are
> compatible with 64bit.
>
>
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> richc46
Mark
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Re: Vista wont install most games
Posted: 01-02-2009, 05:05 PM

Richc46 - thats actually not true, many games work just fine with Vista64.
The ones that don't tend to be older games or have some special quirk.

I don't know what your Scrabble game is like but can you give any error
messages it displays? Have you tried running the installer as an
administrator (right-click on setup.exe on the cd)

Hope that helps!
mark


"richc46" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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> I just purchased a new puter with 64bit Vista. I tried to install my
> Scrabble game, without success. I called the tech dept of the game
> manufacturer and was told that there are very few games that are
> compatible with 64bit.
>
>
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> richc46
Joe
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Re: Vista wont install most games
Posted: 01-08-2009, 11:47 PM
> "richc46" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
> news:d899b7f2adbac7c05370ce71949da328@nntp-gateway.com...
>>
>> I just purchased a new puter with 64bit Vista. I tried to install my
>> Scrabble game, without success. I called the tech dept of the game
>> manufacturer and was told that there are very few games that are
>> compatible with 64bit.
"Mark" <mark_butler@verizon.net> wrote in
news:43524E11-6CFA-442A-8A02-65FFD2041A77@microsoft.com:
> Richc46 - thats actually not true, many games work just fine with
> Vista64. The ones that don't tend to be older games or have some
> special quirk.
>
> I don't know what your Scrabble game is like but can you give any
> error messages it displays? Have you tried running the installer as an
> administrator (right-click on setup.exe on the cd)
And a lot of times a tech support person will just say it doesn't work to
get you off the phone.

I'm sure your Scrabble guys are of the basic mindset that they probably
did not test the game under x64, didn't list x64 as supported on the box
of the game, so ergo, they don't have to support the OS.

Sucks because it seems like most of the major manufacturers are
installing x64 now on systems at 4gb ram or more.

In most cases though the game should work, unless there's some 16-bit
code in the game or installer. Then you are SOL.

Aren't there like 100 different websites with free Scrabble like games
you can play?
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