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Windows 7: Probably a compatibility problem with my Win7x64 with Win XP Mode.

14 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Probably a compatibility problem with my Win7x64 with Win XP Mode.

Hello guys.I have Win7x64 Ultimate.And i play games new ones and i also like old ones like adventures and i prefer older adventure games.So i found and bought 2 adventures "X files the game" and "Gabriel Knight 2 the beast within".I very soon realized that those 2 games are not compatible with my Windows 7 and they don't even install because they are old and stuff and needs older Win or 32 bit.So i desided to use Win Xp Mode so i could install and play those 2 games.I was sucefuly able to download and install Xp Mode and i managed there to install ok the 2 games.And the games play allright but the problem is that both of the games are only play in Window mode and not in fullscreen like my other games in my Windows 7,in my graphics card resolution 1680x1050 32 bit on a 22" LCD.Btw i have an Nvidia GForce GTX 570 1,2 GB and stuff, 4GB DDR2 1066 and an Intel Core to Quad on 2.6 GHZ and i play all of the new and older games in maximum settings and very fast and smooth with no problems.So its not my power of my rig the problem.I have 301.42 drivers for my Graphics card,latest drivers for my motherboard and sound card and DX11 with my 570.The first thing i noticed in Xp mode is in Properties-Color quality i only have 16 Bit and i can't change it like in my Windows 7 that i have 32 bit and i can change it in 16 bit and my resolution in Windows 7 1680x1050 and i can see in the Xp mode is 1680x1048 and i can't click in Advanced settings.And it says Default monitor.So the next thing i did in Xp mode again was to try to install the same drivers i have for my card there but it wont axept them.And i did try with 32bit drivers and no change there to.So it won't let me install any drivers there i supose becaue is a Virtual Xp not the real thing and stuff.In the X files game in options menu i could set the screen size to go automaticly but that did not help nor manualy.In Gabriel Knight 2 there is not an option in the options menu for screen resolution or full screen and stuff so did not have succes with options menu.I tried to play with the Confg files but no luck there two.So i don't know how to make the games works in Full screen.And i remember that when i had Vista32 bit a friend of mine that gave me back then GK2 the game played fullscreen.And it might if i remember correctly not open in my all of my screen but it work like 10-15" screen size.I quess again because are old games i can't have them full in my 22".And i have DosBox and other pc emulators and for older games and i am happy with the size of the screen so i don't mind if its not 22" full but not that window thing.So finaly is my Win7x64 compatibily problem with the XP Mode,or 64 bit problem,or it might something went wrong with the instalation of Xp mode or something else.!Or it might be that those games just play in window mode,in Xp mode so i am doomed to play them like that.?Sorry for my very big message and i hope that did not tired u but i tried to explain everething about my problem and if my thread is not in the correct place please put it in the correct sub forum and tell me where it is so i could find it and if i could recieve help from u guys.Thanks in advance.

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