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Windows 7: Unable to install game on 64bit system

24 Mar 2012   #1
monster528

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
Unable to install game on 64bit system

ive been trying to install an old game on my computer but it wont let me because its not compatible with a 64 bit system.

i cant find any solutions or threads on similar cases, except a few that say to try running it in compatibility mode

i already tried running it in compatibility mode but its not working. any other solutions?




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24 Mar 2012   #2
quickdraw2011

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

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24 Mar 2012   #3
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit Technical Preview
 
 

what would help the most would be to know what game exactly it is so we can give further advice. But by looking at that error I see it is a 16bit game. So try running it in dosbox DOSBox, an x86 emulator with DOS

similar method like this with wolfienstien 3d but idk what game your using but it's the same method.
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24 Mar 2012   #4
monster528

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

not sure if it matters, but its a game called "Sanity Aiken's Artifact"

quickdraw, the link you have me is something i already checked out earlier and i tried installing the virtual pc components, but i cant seem to find anything after installing it
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24 Mar 2012   #5
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit Technical Preview
 
 

hm what version of windows 7 64 bit do you have? example home premium,pro,ultimate ect. Might be able to run it in windows xp mode due to xp having 16 bit computability
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24 Mar 2012   #6
quickdraw2011

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Try to run it in compatibility mode: right click the installer (Setup.exe) and choose Properties, Compatibility tab. Set compatibility mode to Win XP SP3. Press OK button. Then try running Setup.exe again.

That's a really an old game! 2000
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24 Mar 2012   #7
monster528

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

quickdraw i said i already tried that.

i have the ultimate edition
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24 Mar 2012   #8
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit Technical Preview
 
 

try it with windows xp mode can download directly from microsoft and your version supports xp mode so give it a go then try to install and run the application in xp mode Download Windows XP Mode
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24 Mar 2012   #9
monster528

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

oh alright that worked. actually i had this a while ago, but i had no idea where to locate the xp mode (to turn it on) there wasnt an icon

anyway it worked so thanks guys
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24 Mar 2012   #10
quickdraw2011

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Great!

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