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Windows 7: Old games may not run anymore as of 9/8/15

13 Sep 2015   #1

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
Old games may not run anymore as of 9/8/15

Known issues in this security update
  • After you install this security update, some programs may not run. (For example, some video games may not run.) To work around this issue, you can temporarily turn on the service for the secdrv.sys driver by running certain commands, or by editing the registry.

    Note When you no longer require the service to be running, we recommend that you turn off the service again.

    Warning This workaround may make a computer or a network more vulnerable to attack by malicious users or by malicious software such as viruses. We do not recommend this workaround but are providing this information so that you can implement this workaround at your own discretion. Use this workaround at your own risk.
Thanks to Mellon Head and GoKAY for the heads up and research :)
EXE Won't Open, "Please login with administrator privileges" Error

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2015   #2

windows 7 home premium 64 bit

I'm having a problem doing this workaround. I run the command as administrator, but it still tells me that it has failed. I enclose a screenshot for my problem.
The error message I get is the following:
Openservice failed 5:
Access is denied
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16 Sep 2015   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

You should run the cmd as admin, not enter "cmd run as administrator"
In Start Menu search box - write cmd - it will find and display it at the top - right click it and select "Run as administrator"
Or Start Menu - All Programs - Accessories - cmd (right click - run as admin)

Then enter the commands to start the service
My System SpecsSystem Spec

17 Sep 2015   #4

windows 7 home premium 64 bit

That seems to have worked. Thank you very much! :)
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