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Windows 7: how can i play riven [myst]on my windows laptop?

29 Dec 2011   #1
lovetheoldgames

Windows 7 home premium sp1 64bit
 
 
how can i play riven [myst]on my windows laptop?

I love old games like myst and riven and want to introduce my partner to riven on my new laptop. Riven played well on my last laptop with windows vista but it wont install on windows 7...why?


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29 Dec 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lovetheoldgames View Post
I love old games like myst and riven and want to introduce my partner to riven on my new laptop. Riven played well on my last laptop with windows vista but it wont install on windows 7...why?
Because it is 64 bit. You can however (if your hardware supports it) run a virtual XP machine to play all the old games and 16 bit apps.
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29 Dec 2011   #3
lovetheoldgames

Windows 7 home premium sp1 64bit
 
 

thanks for your positive and helpful reply, however I think i tried the virtual pc option but my hardware would not support it...anyway around that?
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29 Dec 2011   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lovetheoldgames View Post
thanks for your positive and helpful reply, however I think i tried the virtual pc option but my hardware would not support it...anyway around that?

Most newer 64 bit computers can. Give us your system specs and we can investigate.
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