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Windows 7: game activations


13 Oct 2009   #1
redman5427

windows 7
 
 
game activations

I have been using Win 7 for 6 months and everything has been more or less rock solid for me and I am ready to purchase the release when it comes out. My question is whether or not I should be able to re- activate all my games because I will have a new operating system. I know some games have more than 1 activation but I am not so sure about Games for windows activations. I am not sure if activations are only checking motherboard numbers. Can anyone help?


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13 Oct 2009   #2
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

May I ask what games you are talking about?
If they are threw steam or EA linker you should be fine.
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13 Oct 2009   #3
redman5427

windows 7
 
 

Section 8, Majesty 2, Two worlds, Fallout, Spore just to name a few
Almost all games now days feature activation on install. I know Steam is fine. I am anticipating Dragon Age, Risen and Borderlands and I don't want to have to buy them twice because of a message that game has already been activated
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13 Oct 2009   #4
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I know Spore has a tool to install on a new system. As for the others if you install them and it gives you an error I would call the company to get it to work without having to buy a new copy.
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13 Oct 2009   #5
redman5427

windows 7
 
 

ok thanks for your help
I was hoping I could just install over the release candidate and it would keep all my stuff
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13 Oct 2009   #6
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

I would agree with DarkXeno, except I would suggest that the contact with the game developers should be done before you install Windows 7
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15 Oct 2009   #7
AeonGamer

Win7 7100 / WinXP SP2
 
 

Why? so EA can tell you they don't officially support Win7? lol
Just call Customer Service for whichever game company if it won't install and activate.
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15 Oct 2009   #8
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

The reason I suggest that the research as what will work and or activate in Windows 7 is done before you install is that if a significant proportion of the games involved will not work you can follow the dual boot route which will mean that you will be still able to play all of your games after the install
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