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Windows 7: Can I run a Game in Win 7 which is umcompatible with Vista?

08 Mar 2009   #1
hussanali

Vista x86
 
 
Can I run a Game in Win 7 which is umcompatible with Vista?

I used to play Runaway in Vista but it did'nt open and it keeps me saying that "Error Starting DirectDraw" , but works fine in XP. Now if I play it in Windows 7 could it play. (I think it won't because Vista & 7 kernel is same. )


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08 Mar 2009   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hussanali View Post
I used to play Runaway in Vista but it did'nt open and it keeps me saying that "Error Starting DirectDraw" , but works fine in XP. Now if I play it in Windows 7 could it play. (I think it won't because Vista & 7 kernel is same. )

Hi hussanali and welcome,

You could try running it in Win XP compatibility mode..
Compatibility Mode
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08 Mar 2009   #3
hussanali

Vista x86
 
 

Ok, i tried every compatibily option that Vista has to offer but didn't succeed . But there are guys out in game forum that have been able to play on Vista.
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08 Mar 2009   #4
angryman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Might want to PM one of them, possible they dual boot as well.
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10 Mar 2009   #5
Smashy

Vista Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

hussanali, have you tried installing any Directx9 files yet? following link should install all of them :
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
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10 Mar 2009   #6
Maxwell

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Compatibility with Windows ME and run as administrator. this works on some games i know
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