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Windows 7: Multiple games don't launch on Windows 7 Ult. x64


22 Aug 2012   #11

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

I meant going from say Win 7 32 bit and buying the upgrade to Win 7 64 bit, which is cheaper... at least it wasn't meant that you can not upgrade from XP 32 to Win 7 64.

I really don't know what else to tell you except that your CD/DVD Rom may be malfunctioning? that seems pretty far fetched but you may want to test the game with some other cd player. Some games play well and some others just don't want to for some ungodly reason.

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22 Aug 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

I have had very similar problems with various games, over the past 4-5 years, usually after a DX update the games with NEVER run again until I reinstall windows, which of cause is a pain the arse. Never had a solution except reinstall, but that usually only happen with EA games. (or with some EA games have to install as Win 2000 otherwise the EULA is blank).
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22 Aug 2012   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I guess I should do another clean install then. I'll post the results later. Thanks for the replies
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23 Aug 2012   #14

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
I meant going from say Win 7 32 bit and buying the upgrade to Win 7 64 bit, which is cheaper... at least it wasn't meant that you can not upgrade from XP 32 to Win 7 64.
I didn't take it that way, but this did throw me for a loop....
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
In the past people used to say that upgrading from 32 to 64 was not a very good idea, the why escapes me but it made a lot of sense.
I wasn't sure where you were going there. It almost sounded like you were saying it wasn't a good idea.

But then you said this....
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
Ever since then, when upgrading from XP 32 or even Vista 64 to Win 7, I purchased the full Win 7 64 OS, deleted the old OS, format the drive completely and performed a clean install of the new OS on a clean HD...
Your post sounded a bit confusing so I tried to clarify

And you had no choice but to "deleted the old OS" when moving from a 32 to 64 bit OS, regardless of the flavor (XP, Vista, 7) of Windows because Microsoft won't let you "upgrade" from a 32-64 bit OS, you can only do a "custom" (Microsoft's tern) install - which wipes the drive anyway.

It's all good though.

Peace
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23 Aug 2012   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
In the past people used to say that upgrading from 32 to 64 was not a very good idea,
Don't know where that came from but there's absolutely nothing wrong with upgrading from a 32-bit OS to a 64-bit OS.

Two things to consider though, and the first one I list has gotten considerably better to the point it may no longer apply.

1 - Make sure your hardware and software is 64-bit capable. In today's computing almost all hardware and software is 64-bit capable. The only thing you have to worry about is older hardware and software you my be holding onto.

2 - When upgrading to a 64-bit OS you need to do a clean (fresh) install. In fact, Windows won't let you do an "upgrade" from a 32-bit to 64-bit.

Here's a snipit from Microsoft's FAQ on upgrading from 32-64 bit - 32-bit and 64-bit Windows: frequently asked questions

Quote:
If you want to move from a 32-bit version of Windows to a 64-bit version of Windows 7 or vice versa, you'll need to back up your files and choose the Custom option during Windows 7 installation. Then, you'll need to restore your files and reinstall your programs. For more information about performing a custom installation, see Installing and reinstalling Windows 7*.
Note that custom install means replacing your existing OS with the one you're installing.

I would recommend doing a clean install when moving between versions (32/64) - Clean Install Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EriksK View Post
Thanks for the reply,

I guess I would have to say I downgraded then, from x84 to x64.
There is no such thing as x84, you mean X86, which is actually the 32-bit version of Windows. Don't ask why it was called x86 as I don't have to answer at the moment.

Anyway you actually "upgraded", not downgraded, when you moved from x86(32-bit) to the 64-bit OS.
It's called x86 because the early intel Chips were 8086, 286, 386, 486.

About upgrades, you can't do an in-place upgrade from x86 to x64, so upgrading from x86 to x64 is always going to be a clean install.
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23 Aug 2012   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I reinstalled windows again, and reinstalled all my drivers for a 4th time now, still no difference when trying to run total war shogun or darksiders 2, could the issue lie somewhere else?
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23 Aug 2012   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

What is your Performance Index after the reinstall? It was 1.0 before, and now, it is what and which is the lowest one?
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23 Aug 2012   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EriksK View Post
> CD-Rom Drive : DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
And also, although irrelevant, this information is about a software on your computer, this is not your actual physical cd-rom device.
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23 Aug 2012   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's 5.9 after the reinstall. Also, yeah I understand it's no my cd-drive, since I don't have one. I was using a software to just collect all the important data about my computer for me to just copy and paste on to here, and it collected that it's my cd drive.
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23 Aug 2012   #20

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EriksK View Post
I reinstalled windows again, and reinstalled all my drivers for a 4th time now, still no difference when trying to run total war shogun or darksiders 2, could the issue lie somewhere else?
Make sure you update your Direct X files. Just because Windows 7 comes with DX11 doesn't mean all the files are current. Microsoft is alway updating Direct X.

See steps 5 & 6 in my guide - Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues. You might also look through it for some other tips.

And you might also use the systems specs section to update your system specs. They're easier to find when others are troubleshooting your issues. Yeah I know you posted something in your original post, but we're on page 2 now and rapidly moving forward.

Peace
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