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Windows 7: Games won't work on Windows 8


09 Oct 2012   #1

Win 8 duals Win 7 64bit
 
 
Games won't work on Windows 8

I've tried 3 games so far. Max Payne 3 and Sleeping Dogs doesn't work but Botanicula does. Max Payne 3 and Sleeping Dogs are complaining for missing .dll files but I doubt that Windows 7 optimized .dll files will solve the issue.

The games' setup were run on Windows 7 targeted to an external drive, and I'm trying to use the same drive with the Windows 7 games installed on Windows 8 right now. So do I have to reinstall them on Windows 8?

Note that the Windows 7 Compatibility Mode for the .exe files didn't work.
Thanks in advance.

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09 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Most likely. Try it.
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09 Oct 2012   #3

Win 8 duals Win 7 64bit
 
 

But Max Payne 3 takes up 26 GB. So I will have wasted 52 GB for twice installing it. I can't do that for each game until I've filled up an entire TB with twice installed games. Is there another workaround?
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09 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

You didn`t say you installed them on W8. In fact you say you have them installed on an external, correct ?

You even asked ... Do I have to reinstall them on W8 ?

Why would you use up 52 Gbs to install a 26 GB game ????
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09 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

do u launch from the actual .exe file or from a shortcut. thry launching the .exe file found in the game folder with admin rights
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09 Oct 2012   #6

Win 8 duals Win 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999 View Post
do u launch from the actual .exe file or from a shortcut. thry launching the .exe file found in the game folder with admin rights
I'm running from External Drive E:/Program Files behind no shortcuts.

And AddRAM, all I'm saying is that I've run the setup file under Windows 7, so Windows 8 is having a hard time trying to run a program that was meant to run under Windows 7. And I'm dual booting Win 7 and 8. If I remove and reinstall on Windows 8, then the game wouldnt work on Windows 7.

All I want is a single game installation that will operate both on Win 7 and 8.
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09 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Well you didn`t say any of that.

Don`t uninstall it from the ex, just install it on 8 to see if it will run. What have you got to loose ? Your trying to figure this out, right ?

Besides, you will soon be getting rid of 8, trust me.

Good Luck.
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09 Oct 2012   #8

Win 8 duals Win 7 64bit
 
 

Well, there's a little bit of problem at that point.
Since the .iso was 26GB, I most likely had it deleted to clear up some space once installed..
And it will take me another 3 days to redownload it.

And Windows 8 is awesome. The Windows Store and everything... I'm not intending to quit.
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09 Oct 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Tip   Tip
Hello Dorruk,

To get better help with Windows 8 issues, it would be best to post at our sister site Eight Forums instead.

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