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How can I force my computer to use my AMD GPU instead of the integrated Intel Card?

I just reinstalled Windows 7 on my Dell Inspiron 15R SE 7520 and I'm trying to get the dicrete GPU selected. But even though I got the High Performance option selected on Catalyst Control Center, I ...
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Connecting my two installs of minecraft?

I have a dual-boot PC, one has windows and one has Linux. They both have minecraft, and I've like them to share the same savegame/server data. Is this possible, and if so how do I set it up?
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Has anyone been able to run Assassin's Creed 1 on Windows 7? [closed]

Please note that I'm talking about Assassin's Creed 1 and not 2. I know that 2 supports Windows 7. It's part 1 that I'm concerned about. I had installed that game sometime a while back but had been ...
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Launching Minecraft lags computer

Whenever I launch Minecraft.exe on my computer, while the Minecraft launcher is loading, my computer starts to lag out. The render rate on my entire computer slows down . This is participially ...
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How can I play Police Quest I on Windows 7?

How can I get Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel to run on a Windows 7 64-bit machine? I used to have this game when I was a kid and want to give it another go.
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Installing Starfleet Armada 2 on Windows 7?

I'm trying to install Startrek Armada 2 on Windows 7 x64. When I try to install, the popup launches and I can attempt to click install. This briefly launches a small message box, after which ...
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No sound in TES:Arena under DOSBox

Since this is my first venture involving a manual install of DOSBox, I'm not quite sure if the issue is with the DOSBox install itself, or with the game. Either way, I currently seem to have no sound ...
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Gothic 2 demo won't run on Windows 7, nothing happens when opening it

I downloaded the Gothic II demo from here and installed it on my Dell Inspiron N5010 which is running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. It seemed to go smoothly. However, when I double-click the shortcut ...
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Running multiple instance of an online game

My problem is I want to run two instances of an application. I have tried Sandboxie, which Google has given me, but it failed on my part. The application is an online game. Can anyone please help?. ...
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Burnout Paradise: constant crashing on Vista & Windows 7

I know this has little to do with gaming, but more to do with lack of gaming. On both my Vista PC as my Windows 7 laptop, Burnout Paradise crashes 9 times out of 10 just a few frames after going ...
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Saving drive space by uninstalling games from Steam

If I download a Steam game, play it, and delete it/uninstall it, will it be completely gone from my computer? I want to download Amnesia demo, but once I've played it, I'm gonnna delete it to save ...
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commandline.txt for GTA 4 doesn't work on Steam

I have GTA 4 on Steam and I use commandline.txt but it doesn't work. When I launch it, Rockstar Social Club just pops up asking me to log in and after I click Play or Play Offline, the game starts and ...
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Unreal Tournament 99 (GOTY) - Setup.exe won't run on Windows 7

I am trying to install Unreal Tournament 99 (Game of The Year edition) on a Windows 7 computer - I have both CD1 & CD2, however the CD1 setup.exe doesn't run. I've tried everything from running ...
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Halo 1 Not Working on Windows 7 x64

I recently installed Halo: Combat Evolved and patched it to version 1.09. When I run it, it plays the logo videos fine but then when it gets to the menu, it plays only the music on a black screen. Is ...
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Remove “Set Optimal Settings” message

How can I get rid of the message that pops up sometimes when starting Call of Duty 4 - Multiplayer? Your computer appears to have changed since the last time you ran Call of Duty 4: Modern ...
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Jet Set Radio HD crashes

Being a fan of the series, I became very excited when I saw this come up on Steam and bought it immediately. As soon as I installed it and launched it the first time, it crashed immediately, and keeps ...
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How to use the HORI Real Arcade Pro EX stick for Xbox 360 in WinKawaks?

Currently I got my hands on the WinKawaks, and tried to hook up the HRAP EX stick on my computer, after done some homework on Google, I found this link on shoryuken forum, I followed the route there ...
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How to make a joystick axis completely undetectable in Windows 7?

I have an old Saitek ST290 Pro USB joystick and I only have one problem: some games such as Jane's F-15 or F/A-18, will detect the stick's terrible, godawful throttle control, which is built into the ...
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Façade on Windows 7

I downloaded Fa├žade from official site. But it seems it doesn't work properly on Windows 7. How can I run it seamlessly on Windows 7 (32-bit)? Problem: They stop talking at the beggining of the ...
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Starcraft 1 disc 2 isn't continuing the installation [duplicate]

A couple years ago I bought Starcraft Battle Chest. I got a new computer and I'm trying to install it. The problem is that it gets halfway there, and tells me to insert disc 2. But when I insert Brood ...
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Psychonauts on Windows 7 64-bit

Anyone have any luck getting this to run on Windows 7 64-bit? I grabbed the demo on Steam, and it won't run; so I am hesitant to buy actual title until i know the demo can run.
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How do you install the FIFA 12 Demo with FIFA 11 also installed?

I just downloaded the FIFA 12 Demo, but when I start the Autorun.exe I only get a play button, none for installation. If I click it, the FIFA 11 startup menu comes up. If I start EASetup.exe, it says ...
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How can I run C&C Generals Zero Hour on Windows 7

I have Windows 7 64-bit and I'm trying to run C&C Generals Zero Hour on it. Generals itself works fine but Zero Hour just quits after the splash screen. I have the latest version (1.04) and made ...
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Problems with playing Battlefield 2 where “My Documents” are not in the default location

I am having a problem with Battlefield 2 in where I receive a error popup on game start (after the intro menus): LOCERROR_Unable to open current profile. I think this is down to the fact my ...
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Why is my Minecraft launcher not working?

I need help because my Minecraft launcher doesn't work... It's been a long time I haven't played Minecraft and until now it worked nicely. But now that I want to play on it again and I run the ...
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How can I record a fullscreen game? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I record demos of my gameplay? I've been playing Portal 2 on PC, and apparently I can only play it on fullscreen. I use Camtasia, and I wanted to record ...
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Sims 2 gives blue screen of death while playing on windows 7

I've installed sims 2 on windows 7 and am playing with my cd present in the drive. Everything goes fine for a few minutes and I can start playing the tutorial. However, in the middle of the tutorial I ...
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Why does Worms Reloaded crash when I try to run it on Windows 7 64 Bit?

I am having problems running Worms Reloaded on Windows 7 64 Bit. I ran the app from Steam. It displays the Team17 logo and then crashes. Why might this be happening? Crash details: Faulting ...
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Official PS3 Controller Keyboard as input device to PC

Is it possible to use my official PS3 Controller Keyboard (you know, the one that attaches on top of the PS3 Controller) to my Windows 7 PC? It would be nice to have functionality like touch sensitive ...
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How to bind steam client to a different IP address?

So I have 2 network cards, and multiple networks (VPN, etc). What I want to do is bind steam client to one of my IPs, and bypass my VPN (because lag). I checked all the steam settings and launching ...
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Why does power management ignore Logitech Rumblepad 2 input in windowed mode?

I've discovered that my PC ignores the input from my gamepad, a Logitech Rumblepad 2 model #: G-UF13 (corded, not wireless), when I play games with the gamepad in windowed mode. My monitors are ...
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Hitman Blood Money freezes

I'm playing Hitman Blood Money on Windows 7 6-4bit. When starting the mission entitled "The murder of the crows" it crashes. Does anyone know about this issue?
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Worms Reloaded (demo) menus act as if down arrow is being pressed all the time

Unlike this guy, I can launch the Worms Reloaded demo from Steam on my Windows 7 64-bit machine just fine. However, once I get into the demo, all the menus act as if I'm holding down the down arrow ...
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Cyborg Rumble Pad V.5 not Recognized by Windows 7 (64 bit)

I have bought a Cyborg Rumble Pad V.5, but it isn't recognized by my operating system (Windows 7 64bit Home Premium - French). I have downloaded the drivers from Saitek's website but the setup gets ...
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Possible Graphics Driver Problem

I considered asking this question over at Super User, since it may be a hardware problem, but since it's specific to one game I came here. I have the game Kerbal Space Program. It's fairly ...
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How can I play Parmen on Windows 7

I've had Parmen installed on my computer for a few days now. Playing it went well for a couple short sessions in the first couple days. However, today, it has started to crash whenever I select a ...
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How can I unblock games from changing the screen resolution?

I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 15r. It is pretty good for gaming, however I have recently had a problem with running certain games in fullscreen mode. Basically, they don't change the screen ...
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Strange graphics issue with Windows 7 - multiple user accounts

I've bought a copy of 1701 Gold Edition. It installed fine on my main account, an administrator account with UAC. But when my son tries on his non admin account, the trees are drawn wrong! Really big ...
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When playing Age of Empires 3 on Windows 7, how do I get the screen to appear in the center?

I just installed AOE 3 on my Windows 7 x64 Ultimate box, which has an i5 processor and a radeon 3850. I have installed the latest AOE 3 patch (1.14). My video driver, claims windows, is up to date. ...
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How to get my free Origin copy of Battlefield 1942 to run

Origin accounts have a free version of Battlefield 1942 available to download and play through their software but when I try to run it I get the Microsoft circle of patience (mouse circle showing ...
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How to force controller IDs in Windows 7? [closed]

So I have a media/gaming box set up, along with some hacky bluetooth/dualshock 3 drivers for primary controllers. It actually works pretty well as it is for singleplayer or two-player games. The issue ...
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Osmos lag on older pc

I installed Osmos the other day on an older PC. I started the game and it lags so much that I dont even get to see the menu screen. Any ideas as to why this is happening? The PC specs are as ...
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Is it possible to install/run 16-bit games on Win 7 32-bit?

Forgive me if this question has an obvious answer that I clearly am not aware of. So I have a game and others that are from the Windows 95 era, and when I click "Install" I get this message: The ...
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Why is Duke Nukem Forever loading time so long?

Does anyone know why is DNF loading time so long? Is it going to be fixed? (by patch) Is there now a way to fix it? (without patches) Windows 7.
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Need For Speed Hot Pursuit seldom responds to Enter key - very difficult to start the game!

I seem to have this issue where NFS HP doesn't respond to the enter key - I have to keep banging it a million times before it accepts ONE input. WTF. Because of this stupid response I find it ...
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F-22 Air Dominance Fighter compatibility on Windows 7

I know, we're talking about history but 2 days ago I got my hand on this wonderful combat flight simulator but I can't manage to play with it. I've installed it and no problem with that. I've tried to ...
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Can I change the icon for a game in the Windows Games Explorer?

Windows Vista and Windows 7 have a Games Explorer that downloads additional details for some games, such as the ESRB rating, recommended WEI score, game description and cover art which is used as the ...
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Age of Empires 1 + Windows 7 SP1 = “Could not initialize graphics system. Make sure that your video card and driver are compatible with DirectDraw”"

I installed Age of Empires I on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. After the installation whenever I tried to run the game (Empires.exe) I get the following error right at the beginning: Could not ...
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Lego Movie game - 2nd controller configuration not being saved

I have been playing the Lego Movie game on my Windows 7 PC fine for a while. However, recently the 2nd player controller configuration is not getting saved. Every time I go back to the control ...
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Can Patrician 2 be played on Windows 7?

I am considering buying Patrician 2 but it needs Windows XP. Will it work on Windows 7 or legacy mode?