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Windows 7: My Game not working under Win XP Mode

29 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
My Game not working under Win XP Mode

Hi Geeks

I have successfully installed Win XP mode in my Windows 7 ultimate. However, my old games which was only compatible with Win XP, could not run under XP mode. Although, other applications installed and run smoothly under XP mode.

I could not find the problem except in one case, it says about video card problem. I checked XP mode memory, it only shows 512 mb RAM although i have 3 GB ram.

Please help me to run my old games in Win XP Mode.


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29 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64


Just a suggestion- have you tried running the games in compatibility mode for XP instead of XP Mode?

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29 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
My game not working in Win XP Mode

Thanks for suggestion.

I have gone through that tutorial and it's really useful.

Sure i will try it today but program has already been installed.

Many Thanks.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post

Just a suggestion- have you tried running the games in compatibility mode for XP instead of XP Mode?

Compatibility Mode
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05 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional

VPC does not support virtualized graphics hardware acceleration of DirectX or OpenGL. Add to this that it uses Terminal Services to display the content, and there's truly no way this version will run anything 3D. I suggest trying VirtualBox to run games if Xp Compatibility mode fails.

There is even a way to run the Xp Mode image under Virtualbox if you google around.
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07 Apr 2010   #5

windows 7 x64

virtual box for opengl stuff and vmware player (free) for d3d stuff seems to be the best bet for me.
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