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Windows 7: How to get Halo 2 working under Windows 7

10 Sep 2013   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

What is the Activation Key ?

Help me out with this please.

Cheers

*Tobi


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10 Sep 2013   #22

Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit Professional
 
 

Hello HaloFan4Ever and welcome to the Forums,

The activation key is the key that you need to activate your copy of Halo 2. Without activating the game you can not play it (or only play the first mission, not sure).
It can be found either inside the booklet that you will find in the product case which you got when you bought the game or on the DVD of the game itself.


Good luck with your game,
Nommy
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10 Sep 2013   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Hey and thanks

i used them but now the game tell me, the key doenst work. it is a wrong one .. so maybe the patch doesnt work right for me
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10 Sep 2013   #24

Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit Professional
 
 

Hmm, if you haven't activated your game lots of times with it it should work fine.. Have you checked for possible spelling errors (B instead of 8, 5 instead of S)?

The only way to get a new key was to contact Microsoft and provide them with the details on the case/CD, but sadly enough the support for Halo 2 ended on October 9th of 2012. You might be able to call them using one of the phone numbers displayed on the last page of the booklet, but if that doesn't work, there sadly is nothing that can be done.


Nommy
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10 Sep 2013   #25

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HaloFan4Ever View Post
Hey and thanks

i used them but now the game tell me, the key doenst work. it is a wrong one .. so maybe the patch doesnt work right for me
Hi,

Your activation code is either going to be on the booklet or inside the CD case. If you can't activate the code, it has either been used, or the game is pirated. If the game is pirated we can't help you as we don't support piracy here. If the game is newly bought, I suggest you contact the vendor, or try contacting Microsoft.

Your activation code should look something like this (substitute the x's for numbers & letters)...

XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

And the patch has nothing to do with activation. Bottom line is you don't need to patch the game to activate it.

Also make sure you're logged into you Games For Windows Live (Games For Windows Marketplace) when activating the game.

Everything is spelled out on the first post.

Good luck.
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03 Apr 2014   #26

Windows 7, 32 bit
 
 
This works

Hi, i have a problem.The game works but when i try to change the resolution the game exits and i receive a error about windows vista. I want to ask you if i can modify the resolution or i must play on basic one?
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03 Apr 2014   #27

Windows 7, 32 bit
 
 

HI i receive this "sorry " and i done waht they say and happend nothing can you help me? pls


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03 Apr 2014   #28

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Please refer back to the original post and make sure you have a valid activation key. Understand that if the game is hacked or pirated, it may not work, and in this case I have no other suggestions. Thanks.

As for modifying the resolution, I'm sure it could be done, but I don't have that information in front of me and would have to search for it on the net, same as you would. Also, I no longer have the game installed since I'm now on Windows 8.1 so I can't test to figure it out for you.

Sorry, and good luck.
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15 Apr 2014   #29

Windows 7, 32 bit
 
 

Its ok i figure it out it works but the resolution i dont know yet.. what the problem is but it worked to the end i jsut needed to chose "activate now" not "later" because then i could activate my product key thx anyway :d good luck to you too .
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15 Apr 2014   #30

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Not sure why you can't get to run at your resolution. It ran fine when I installed it on 7. I also got it to work under Windows 8 somehow but the mouse movements was ridiculously laggy to basically be unplayable. However I was able to get full resolution - 1920 x 1080 there as well.

Anyway I played the game like 3-4 times so I'm done with it.

Glad you got it working, minus the resolution. Peace
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