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Windows 7: Game not working ONLY since Win 7 registration

27 Dec 2009   #1
Turbojoe

Win 7/Ubuntu 9.04
 
 
Game not working ONLY since Win 7 registration

I have been using a very old F1 racing program (Grand Prix Legends) from 2002 or maybe even earlier with Win 7 with no problems for several weeks now. Now that I have heeded the repeated warnings from Microsoft and registered my copy of Win 7 last night I can no longer load this program!!!! Aside from the fact that my DVD drive no longer works, two of three printers no longer work and now my favorite driving simulator no longer works why the hell should I stick with this latest version and not go back to what was a trouble free XP? Oh yeah, because my DVD no longer works in Win 7 so I can't up or downgrade from this newest OS Microsoft.

Before you ask what changes have been made to my system within a week before the registration there have been NONE. Zip, Zero, Nada mods or changes of any type to my system. The registration is the ONLY change that has been made. NOW the program I want to use most no longer works!

Am I mad? Nah, I'm simply disgusted! Since "upgrading" to Windows 7 most of what I want to use doesn't work anymore. I guess I'm expected to spend hundreds and perhaps thousands on software and hardware upgrades to work with this latest nightmare from Microsoft.

I was "happy" with what was kind of "working" until I completed registration. Now since registration the only program I really cared about can no longer load!


Joe


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27 Dec 2009   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I dont see how registration can affect the working of programs. You should try a system restore at the moment to fix this issue.
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27 Dec 2009   #3
Turbojoe

Win 7/Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
I dont see how registration can affect the working of programs. You should try a system restore at the moment to fix this issue.
I don't understand it either. Absolutely ZERO changes before or since registration. A system restore would probably only put off the registration date for a day or two at best. Then I'll have the same issue! That's NOT a fix!


Joe
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27 Dec 2009   #4
z3r010

 

Either try the system restore and find out or stop ranting.
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27 Dec 2009   #5
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Go back to Windows M.E.
It loves you and your games

O and The BSOD
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27 Dec 2009   #6
Turbojoe

Win 7/Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Either try the system restore and find out or stop ranting.
I just tried RealFlight and it no longer works either. With two programs so far that worked before registration and no longer working I guess I'm just ranting. Hmmm.....

Joe
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27 Dec 2009   #7
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Turbojoe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Either try the system restore and find out or stop ranting.
I just tried RealFlight and it no longer works either. With two programs so far that worked before registration and no longer working I guess I'm just ranting. Hmmm.....

Joe
Did you try system restore? If no, then just reinstall those games which are not working.
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27 Dec 2009   #8
Turbojoe

Win 7/Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Turbojoe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Either try the system restore and find out or stop ranting.
I just tried RealFlight and it no longer works either. With two programs so far that worked before registration and no longer working I guess I'm just ranting. Hmmm.....

Joe
Did you try system restore? If no, then just reinstall those games which are not working.
Please help me understand why I should have to go through all of this after two programs worked just fine. I registered my copy of Windows 7 and now they don't work anymore? I now need to do a system restore and or re-install both programs!? C'mon. That's way beyond ridiculous!

Joe
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27 Dec 2009   #9
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Alright hold on, let me call some experts to see if they can help.
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27 Dec 2009   #10
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Turbojoe View Post
Please help me understand why I should have to go through all of this after two programs worked just fine. I registered my copy of Windows 7 and now they don't work anymore? I now need to do a system restore and or re-install both programs!? C'mon. That's way beyond ridiculous!

Joe
Data corruption can happen to the best of us at anytime and for any number of reasons. The fact that you just registered Windows 7 and then this happened could be just pure coincidence.

I know you made it perfectly clear that you have done no changes at all, but has Automatic Update made any changes without you realising maybe? You might not have to reinstall the above mentioned two programs/games if you just run System Restore and start back-tracking each update that might have happened.
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