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Windows 7: Some Games Won't Work on W.7 64Bit!

25 Jun 2010   #1
DaYiM

Windows 7, 64Bit
 
 
Some Games Won't Work on W.7 64Bit!

Hello,
there is couple of games that was working perfectly on vista 32bit, but now they run but very very slowly that even i can't chose in the menu correctly.
i am positive that my computer can play them! but i think there is something wrong with my windows/settings, HELP ME!



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25 Jun 2010   #2
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Let me guess the games, Bioshock 2 maybe, Bad Company 2?
Counterstrike Source?
Pacman?
Minesweeper?
Solitaire?
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25 Jun 2010   #3
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaYiM View Post
Hello,
there is couple of games that was working perfectly on vista 32bit, but now they run but very very slowly that even i can't chose in the menu correctly.
i am positive that my computer can play them! but i think there is something wrong with my windows/settings, HELP ME!
hi DaYiM, i may be wrong here, but i don't think a 64bit system was designed for gaming
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25 Jun 2010   #4
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Which games are we talking about?
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25 Jun 2010   #5
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Which games are we talking about?
Without some examples, we can't really do much. You mention that now they run, but very slowly...that would indicate another issue, such as missing or corrupt video drivers.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
hi DaYiM, i may be wrong here, but i don't think a 64bit system was designed for gaming
Yep, you may be wrong there. In fact, I'm sure of it. Why would an OS designed to us ALL of your system memory not be meant for gaming too? Some games can use multiple GB of memory, so imagine trying to run them on a system with 2 GB of memory and an x86 OS. Painful.

Around the time Vista was released, Microsoft started the Games for Windows initiative, which, among many other criteria, meant that the game was tested to run on both platforms.
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25 Jun 2010   #6
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

How about checking this sticky... http://www.sevenforums.com/gaming/25...atibility.html.

And as pointed out, telling us which games you're having problems with helps. You can also check out my Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues guide

Updating your Direct X files helps as well...

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5 - Update your Direct X files - Contrary to popular belief, just because Windows 7 is DX11 capable doesn’t mean it has the latest DX9 files!!! Most game issues can be fixed by simply updating the DX files.
Games played thus far under Vista & Win 7 (64-bit) - Fallout 3, Boarderlands, Bioshock 1 & 2, Mass Effect 1 & 2, F.E.A.R. 1 & 2, plus the expansion packs, Far Cry 1 & 2, Half-Life 1: Source, and Half-Life 2 Series (including EP1 & 2).
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25 Jun 2010   #7
DaYiM

Windows 7, 64Bit
 
 

The games are: Blur & Fuel.
which was working perfectly on Vista 32bit.

& the shock is that i found other two games that ISN'T WORKING AT ALL:-
NFS - Shift & Dirt 2; as i mentioned all of these was working PERFECTLY.

PS: i tried to install all of them again & checked my Direct X Runtime.
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25 Jun 2010   #8
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Considering that all those games have only come out in the past year (and two of them in the past month), I have a feeling the problem is with your Windows install and not the games. Also not the first time you have had problems with things not running right,

Some programs won't work!

When you installed Windows was it a clean install? Are all drivers installed and up to date?
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25 Jun 2010   #9
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaYiM View Post
checked my Direct X Runtime.
Checked or updated?

Also seeing that Dirt 2 is a newly released game I can't imagine it NOT working under Windows 7 x64 seeing that just about every PC & laptop vender is pushing out Windows 7 x64 like it's some sort of drug or vaccine.

My point... It's hard to imagine a game company ignoring this trend, seeing that they put the product out on PC.

My two cents.
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25 Jun 2010   #10
DaYiM

Windows 7, 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
When you installed Windows was it a clean install? Are all drivers installed and up to date?
That's the thing i installed it from ORIGINAL DVD & i did a clean install.
Also i just Updated my Direct X; before i just checked it, also all my Drivers are.

PS: for my other thread about the programs i found that i need to run
some of them sometimes by RUN AS ADMIN...! <<< Don't know why?
but that didn't work for the game.

this is my laptop Performance Rate, i think it's acceptable, RIGHT?
PS: the Rate Score is 5.5 not 0.0, that's my other installed language.


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