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Windows 7: Windows 7 and XP issues

05 Nov 2009   #11

Windows 7 Professional (x64)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
My roommate likes to play his 1701AD game which I was never able to get to run in Win7 as it letterboxes it vertically. Even with tech support from Technet MVP's to install all Vista and Win7 WHQL and beta drivers in XP/Vista compatibility modes, then running the game installer's executable in each of these compatibility modes, no fix.
So as a result his is the only one of seven computers in the house that are not Win7.

Depending on how important this game is to you, you might consider a dual boot with clean installed XP just for running the game.
Which was my whole point in starting the thread. It looked pretty stable yesterday but I wasn't using it long enough to say that it is fixed just yet.

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05 Nov 2009   #12
Microsoft MVP


Sorry got sidetracked in game compatibility modes.

Have you tried running the XP installer from the Win7 desktop, to Custom install to separate partition or HDD?

Afterward it will require using EasyBCD to recover the Win7 boot as laid out in Method Two of this tutorial: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

The other method which often works is to boot into the Win7 installer and run Startup Repair at least 3 times to recover the Win7 boot.
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06 Nov 2009   #13

Windows 7 Professional (x64)

If I try to run XP installer from Win7 Desktop it blocks the process.
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06 Nov 2009   #14
Microsoft MVP


Exactly what error message does it give when blocking WIn7 install from XP desktop?
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07 Nov 2009   #15

Windows 7 Professional (x64)

Well, the crashing seems to have stopped now, so it doesn't really matter anymore.
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