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Windows 7: Old DOS game won't run: 64-bit compatibility problem

12 Jul 2010   #11
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Have you activated your copy yet?? Is it a genuine copy??


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12 Jul 2010   #12
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Install the update and then restart your browser. the plugin wont initialise unless the browser is reset.

I just tried it in XP Mode. I get "the video device failed to initialise for full screen mode" and then Command Prompt crashes.

I dont really know what else to suggest =/ Unless you try dual booting with 32 bit I suppose, but it seems a bit extreme just to play one game
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12 Jul 2010   #13
hkBattousai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Have you activated your copy yet?? Is it a genuine copy??
My company is a member of BizSpark software, and I downloaded this copy of Windows with that BizSpark membership. It is completely legal, and I have my private license key. I never had this kind of problem.
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12 Jul 2010   #14
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Just restart your browser It does exactly the same thing to me.

When you restart it will find the plugin and you will be able to proceed as normal
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12 Jul 2010   #15
hkBattousai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Install the update and then restart your browser. the plugin wont initialise unless the browser is reset.

I just tried it in XP Mode. I get "the video device failed to initialise for full screen mode" and then Command Prompt crashes.

I dont really know what else to suggest =/ Unless you try dual booting with 32 bit I suppose, but it seems a bit extreme just to play one game
I am restarting now...
It seem a bit extreme for one game, but I occasionally encounter this kind of problems, so I need to learn how to solve them.
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12 Jul 2010   #16
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hkBattousai View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Install the update and then restart your browser. the plugin wont initialise unless the browser is reset.

I just tried it in XP Mode. I get "the video device failed to initialise for full screen mode" and then Command Prompt crashes.

I dont really know what else to suggest =/ Unless you try dual booting with 32 bit I suppose, but it seems a bit extreme just to play one game
I am restarting now...
It seem a bit extreme for one game, but I occasionally encounter this kind of problems, so I need to learn how to solve them.
NORMALLY non compatible not 64 bit applications run fine on XP Mode. It looks like this issue is linked specifically to the fact that its trying to make the Command Prompt Window full screen and XP Mode doesn't like it. The game loads fine, but when I go to actually play, it tries to go full screen and crashes.

Unfortunately, this is linked to the XP Mode generic graphics adapter, which can't be changed. I run DOS Games on XP Mode all the time, but the ones I play don't normally need to go full screen.

Of course it may also be because I dont have hardware virtualisation on my system. Your mileage may vary
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12 Jul 2010   #17
hkBattousai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That Windows genuine validation is still going on, and appears to be stuck. I'm closing it.

Thanks for your helps, I will try to install a new virtual Windows XP machine in Sun VirtualBox.
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12 Jul 2010   #18
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hkBattousai View Post
That Windows genuine validation is still going on, and appears to be stuck. I'm closing it.

Thanks for your helps, I will try to install a new virtual Windows XP machine in Sun VirtualBox.
If it really is an old DOS game (Ihaven't check out the attachment you provided), then perhaps you might have better luck with a third party utility?

Give DOSBox a try...
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12 Jul 2010   #19
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

You should contact MS and have them re-validate this install...
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12 Jul 2010   #20
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hkBattousai View Post
Isn't there any way to run those programs? I need simpler way than using a virual PC, because that is the last option.
There might be.

I went through a similar issue with Photoshop 4, a 1998 era application that has a 16 bit installation program. I couldn't get it to install on Win 7 64 bit, so I went with 32 bit Win 7---and Photoshop 4 works fine on 32 bit.

A few months after I installed Win 7 someone on this site provided a link to a 3rd party utility that he had used to get around the problem. I don't know, but I assume it was designed to work with any 16 bit installatiion issue on 64 bit Windows. The poster said it worked OK.

I looked at it briefly, but didn't pursue it because I had already gone with 32 bit and was satisfied.

I didn't save the link, so all I can tell you is that a possible solution is out there if you can find it----Google or otherwise.
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