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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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What are the dimensions of a HP pavilion f1703 screen? [closed]

I made a custom background, but it doesn't seem to fit. (I am using Windows 7) Any help?
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Mouse Cursor Won't Display in Full Screen Games

Whenever I run a game full screen, if it doesn't have a custom cursor built into the game, I basically can't play it, because for some reason, my system mouse cursor simply won't display when I run ...
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Fallout New Vegas quits to desktop with no error message

Just installed Fallout New Vegas. After some time of game play the game just quit to Desktop without any error messages. Can someone point me directions on why this is happening and how can I fix it? ...
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Will Prince of Persia 3D run on Windows 7?

According to its system requirements, the game says it needs Windows 98 or Windows ME. Can I play it if I have Windows 7 instead? Or do I need an older OS to be able to run it?
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Worms Armageddon lags during game play on Windows 7

Worms Armageddon is installed and all menu options work except the drop bars, they are blank (not including during gameplay) **The worst is during game play, it lags so bad it is impossible to ...
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How to start Thief (2014) 64bit with Mantle enabled?

I've recently got Thief (2014 version, on Steam) and I got a pc that can run 64bit executables and use the AMD Mantle technology but if I try to start the game without the 32bit mode I just get a ...
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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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How to get old 16-bit Windows games to work on 64-bit Windows?

Trying to play some old Windows 95 games on Windows 7 64-bit, I'm getting the following error: The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your ...
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How to play Heroes of Might and Magic 2 on Windows 7?

I wish to play Heroes 2 on my Windows 7 machine. My problem is that I have some difficulties starting the application. I know there is DosBOX, but I'm looking for some effective solution for this. Do ...
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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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How can I move Morrowind in windowed mode on Windows 7?

I have a widescreen display so Morrowind looks skewed in fullscreen mode. However, If I start it in windowed mode, it is drawn slightly off screen, with the top being above the boundary of my screen. ...
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How do I make clicking on the second monitor screen not minimize my game?

I recently switched over to a dual monitor setup and am still getting to know the features. I've noticed that whenever I mouse over from a game onto a browser (Chrome) and clicked, it would minimize ...
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Run task when Diablo II is closed

Many old games (Starcraft, Diablo II, Diablo, Age of Kings...) have huge problems displaying colors correctly on Windows 7. For Starcraft, I have succeeded to fix this using: Opening the screen ...
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Playing TimeLapse on Windows 7 32 bit

I have just downloaded TimeLapse: Ancient Civilizations on my Windows 7 professional, 32 bit computer. The game is working but the graphics are poor. (My graphics are great on other games.) I was also ...
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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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Mega Defender Installation Help

I have an old freeware game on my older MS Windows 7 (32bit) computer that I would like to move to my new Windows 7 (64bit) computer. It's called Mega Defender and used to be downloadable here. I ...
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Install Steam and most games in one large HDD but some popular games on a separate SSD

I have a 1 TB HDD and a 120 GB SSD. On the HDD I have all my data along with Steam and—currently—all my games. On the SSD I have Windows 7 and programs, but there's 50 GB of unused space that I wish ...
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Blue Screen Of Death Only After Playing Counter Strike 1.6

I have observing this weird behavior in my laptop from last 8-10 months that after playing Counter Strike 1.6 for 4th or 5th time, Blue Screen of Death Appears as soon as I close the game. I am not ...
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Error in opening Mass Effect 1 on Windows 7

Ok, so I have spent several hours troubleshooting this. This is what I get both when I open the Launcher and hit play, and when I directly open the .exe file that it claims to not be able to find. ...
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Is it possible to move a hard drive with Steam games to a new computer?

I've seen a lot of questions asking somewhat the reverse of this question, namely copying games from one PC to another to avoid downloading. My question is can I just remove my entire hard drive from ...
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Trying to Play Old Game, will Installing Old Direct X Drivers Affect Anything?

I'm trying to play an old Windows 98 game on Windows 7. The game is asking me to install DirectX 6 drivers. If I choose to install them will this affect my computer? (In other words will this stop ...
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Can I use my PS3 controller on a PC?

Are there some good drivers available to make the PS 3 controller work with Windows 7? Also, can I use it wirelessly?
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How do I play Empire Earth 1 in Windows 7?

I want to play empire earth on my netbook, with win7 pro 32bit, but it crashes. When I start Empire Earth, the videos are played as usual and when the game starts, it crashes. I've tried different ...
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how to play gfwl games without needing live?

I want to play some games that are GFWL enabled,but have no desire to log in or play multiplayer on those games(the games in question I know for a fact have a client-based singleplayer mode so nothing ...
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I bought a game on for linux can I install it on windows?

I have bought a cross-platform game over steam and installed it in Linux. Would I have to buy another key to play it on my Windows pc? or could I just install it on my windows pc?
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Fixing steam installs

I have this problem with a lot of games on Steam and was wondering if there is a general fix. What happens is I go to install a game, it asks for admin permission, does it's thing, installs and runs ...
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How do I install Diablo 2 on Windows 7 [closed]

Trying to download Diablo 2 on Windows 7. The disc says it’s compatible for it but it says it can’t find installer. Can anyone give help with this?
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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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Steam opening in another Windows User account

Steam is installed on our home Windows 7 computer. Originally we shared my husband's account. At first it worked just fine whether we opened the games in my user account or his. About a year ago, ...
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How do I take screenshots of fullscreen games on a Windows 7 PC?

I want to take screenshots during gameplay. This is on a PC with Windows 7. I don't want to use Fraps because my PC sucks and can barely run the game. What are my options? I would prefer something ...
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Can NASCAR SimRacing run on Windows 7?

I'm trying to run this game on my Windows 7 Home Premium, but the game does nothing. So far I've tried native and Windows XP Compatibility Mode. The game is updated to Beta 1.0.29. Any thoughts?
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High ping on local server?

I have been playing America's Army Proving Grounds for quite a while now and I have always played on international server with a ping of 300 to 500 which was very bad and laggy but I had no choice as ...
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Quake 2 network problem on localhost

In a bout of nostalgia I installed Quake 2 again a few weeks ago and started playing through it, one level at a time in the evenings. Yesterday thought a weird problem started. When I load my ...
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Microstick on Thrustmaster Hotas Cougar doesn't work

Does anyone know how to get a reaction of the microstick on the Thrustmaster Hotas Cougar? The Foxy4 software doesn't seem to work on Windows 7, so I can't try that. I also tried to map the axis of ...
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How do I “Minimize” Civ 5 on Windows 7?

I only play with the Direct X 9/10 - havent tried the other option(s), so this question may only apply there. When I run Civ-5, the game takes over my desktop. It can never be 'minimized' to the ...
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How can I play Worms Armageddon on Windows 7?

I am experiencing trouble with Worms Armageddon on Windows 7; the program crashes after launch. The game runs perfectly under Windows XP. Launching the game in compatibility mode does not help. How ...
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Unable to install Final Fantasy 8 on Windows 7

I am trying to install FF8 on Win7 but I am having no luck. The install disc opens a menu with an option to start the installation. I click on this and nothing happens. If I look in Task Manager I ...
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Will Alice: Madness Returns run on a 2010 MacBook Pro?

I look forward to buying Alice: Madness Returns, but I'm not sure if will run on my 2010 MacBook Pro running Windows 7. Will it run well?
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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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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 do I play the original Dungeon Siege on Windows 7?

I have installed and attempted to play the original Dungeon Siege on my Windows 7 64 bit computer. The game runs, but it is horrible choppy and basically unplayable. Looking around it looks like it ...
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Problem with Splinter Cell Conviction

I am having two problems with Splinter Cell:Conviction. First problem with this game is about resolution. My monitor doesn't support its original resolution. I need to change it to default. Is ...
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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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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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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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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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The Simpsons Hit and Run doesn't start on Windows 7

And I really really REALLY want to play this game. I've tried everything available on the first results of Google to no avail. The best advice is to tweak the compatibility settings to Windows XP or ...
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How do I get an older Windows 95/98 game to run in Windows 7 64-bit without some colors looking off?

Recently EA released the first few Command and Conquer games for free on their website. I've downloaded and installed the first one for 64-bit (the download for 64-bit versions of Windows can be found ...
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Installing a 16-bit Windows 95 game, NBA Live 98, on 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium

I am trying to install the 16-bit game, "NBA Live 98" on my parents' desktop computer, but I got a message that says, word for word: The version of this file is not compatible with the version of ...