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Windows 7: About to jump out a window!

05 Oct 2010   #1
DSWALLS

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
About to jump out a window!

Ok here it is. I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit OS. I have Command and Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars and it will NOT install! I have tried the compatability thing, I have disabled the UAC, and I have done two days of research in forums, EA Games, and HP. I dont know what the problem is, since others with 64 bit Windows 7 are playing TS 3 and having no issues. Oh yeah, I have also updated Direct X, Video Card Drivers, etc.....................

I am NOT buying a new PC or downgrading to XP/Vista


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05 Oct 2010   #2
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

DSWALLS, we understand your frustation, we all have been there but, for your own benefit... when asking for help, more so if you need it fast, make sure you give as most pertinent information as possible.

Example: I have tried everything... if I am asking for help, would you know for a fact what I have tried?

Being said that, this is what I am going to recommend and it may or may not help at all.

I would go to the manufacturer of your video and audio driver and download their latest drivers. Uninstall first and install fresh copies of drivers.

Make sure you install the game Higher Admin Rights (right click file use "Run as Administrator")

Perhaps if you have time you can tell us what you have tried so others more capable can give you a few more pointers?
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05 Oct 2010   #3
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Hi dwalls , thanks for the information im sure one of our gaming specialist will be by soon and give you the help you need . welcome to sevenforums
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05 Oct 2010   #4
DSWALLS

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Having gone through the forums I have tried right clicking on the install.exe and do the whole compatability thing with Admin rights, copied all the files from the disc to a folder, and try to run as administrator, disabled the UAC, updated windows, tried to patch (which was rather dumb since it didnt install). I just dont understand why I keep getting this error "The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows your running. Check your computers information to see if you need an 32 bit (x86) or x64 (64bit) version of the program. Then contact the software publisher."

OS: Windows Home Premium 64bit
Memory: 4.00 GB
CPU: AMD Athelon Duel Core 1.5 Ghz
Video: ATI Radeon HD 3200
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05 Oct 2010   #5
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

apparently this message is displayed when you try install a 16bit software and win 7 x64 wont install 16bit games /software so you may have to research virtual pc then play with virtual xp i think , some one who knows about virtual pc is what may be needed here
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05 Oct 2010   #6
DSWALLS

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Its a "Pre-Collectors" edition that has the original Command and Conquer on it (which loads, and plays.......DOH!) So maybe thats the deal? I dunno....... Anyone else have this problem, and get around it without an XP partition, or Virtual PC?
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05 Oct 2010   #7
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

try copying it into programe files and create a shortcut
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06 Oct 2010   #8
DSWALLS

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I tried copying the files from the disc to a folder, and putting that folder into the x86 Program Folder and that was a dud too. However, I did find that Microsoft has a free downloadable version of Windows XP to use with Virtual PC here Download Windows XP Mode. Only "catch 22" is that you must have either Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise to download it. So now at least some good came from this, and I hope it helps other folks, and I will still be looking for a way to play this game!
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06 Oct 2010   #9
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

ah well , did you create short cut
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06 Oct 2010   #10
DSWALLS

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yes I did. Only thing I havent tried was using a .exe from a user with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OS, to see if it was the copy I bought with CnC, or if ALL the setup.exe files were 16bit. (sorry I type what I'm thinking and its hard to follow)
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