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Windows 7: Windows 7 not running games that were running in Windows XP

08 Aug 2010   #1
XPVISTA7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
Windows 7 not running games that were running in Windows XP

(I'm new to this forum)
I played this game on Windows XP, and it works fine. After I upgraded Windows XP to Windows 7, I played the game... But it wouldn't work! Is there a possible way to fix this, or something?!?! My graphics card is "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" ... well, I think... Help me


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08 Aug 2010   #2
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

My first question would be what video card do you have? If it's a major manufacturer computer, provide the Model Number and we can get a better idea of what type of computer you have. Additionally, are you running Windows 7 32 or 64-bit?

If you're not sure, try running HWInfo32 from http://www.hwinfo.com/ and it should tell you what you have.
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08 Aug 2010   #3
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums. first off it says Standard VGA Adapter because youhaven't installed the proper drier for your Video card.So as suggested the first thing you should do after joining is to fill in your system specs. Please include which version of Seven you are running 32 or 64bit. Also would help to know what game(s) your not able to ru. Once we know your system we can help you out much easier. Go to your User CP top of page scrool down to edit system specsand fill them in, onve you know. Amother helpful program is Speccy - System Information - Free Download Thanks. Fabe
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08 Aug 2010   #4
XPVISTA7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darician View Post
My first question would be what video card do you have? If it's a major manufacturer computer, provide the Model Number and we can get a better idea of what type of computer you have. Additionally, are you running Windows 7 32 or 64-bit?

If you're not sure, try running HWInfo32 from HWiNFO & HWiNFO32 - Hardware Information and Analysis Tools and it should tell you what you have.
I runned HWInfo32... I don't really know anything about where it is, so I took a screenshot.


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08 Aug 2010   #5
XPVISTA7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
Another screenshot

Another screenshot using speccy


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08 Aug 2010   #6
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The Intel 845G Chipset on Windows 7 32-bit. The problem is Intel doesn't support that chipset on Vista and 7. The lowest one they support is the 945 chipset. What you can do is try the XP Drivers, available under the 845G Graphics Driver Download Link at Intel® 845 Chipset Family — Chipset information and downloads.

However, I won't guarantee that'll be able to play games but it might. I can guarantee Aero won't run though but try some older games to see if they work if you can get them to work with the XP Drivers. If not, you may need to look into buying a discrete (ATI or Nvidia) graphics card to play your games.
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09 Aug 2010   #7
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darician View Post
...you may need to look into buying a discrete (ATI or Nvidia) graphics card to play your games.
Good advice. If you are a big-time gamer you'll be glad you did, even if you get the onboard graphics working right.
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09 Aug 2010   #8
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Sadly, he will need more than a GPU upgrade.

512Mb of RAM is barely enough to run 7, much less game on it.


I hate to say it but, IMHO, he may actually be better off with XP with the current Hardware.

That, or some major upgrades.
May be easier to just build something newer if for gaming on 7 is the goal.
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09 Aug 2010   #9
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Well, getting another 512 MB of RAM at least would help along with even a cheapy video card like an Nvidia GeForce GT 220 or G210 or ATI Radeon HD 5450 would help out a lot.
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09 Aug 2010   #10
XPVISTA7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

I also tried downgrading to XP but all the colours were weird and internet wouldn't connect, and some drivers were missing.
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