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How to pin Steam games to Windows 7 task bar

When I right-click on a game on my Steam Library, I have the option to add a shortcut to my desktop. However, I can NOT put that shortcut in my Windows 7 task bar with other programs and games. ...
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How can I play Warcraft I on my Win7 Machine?

I figure that I'd need to open a separate window, and run a DOS shell of some kind in it, but based on the trouble I am having with Starcraft I and my video card, which is a decent quality Nvidia ...
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Exception in exception handler C&C

When I start the game(C&C Tiberium Wars) I get this error: FATAL ERROR: Exception in exception handler Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: cnc3game.dat ...
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How can I run old games on Windows 7 with a DirectX 9 error?

I have installed Command & Conquer Tiberium Wars on my Windows 7 laptop and updates. However, when I try to run it I see this error1: To answer the points in the dialog: I have DirectX 11 ...
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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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Max Payne No Gameplay on Windows 7

I have a physical disc copy of Max Payne 1. The disc does not work with Windows 7. I searched many gaming forums and their answers have not given me any success. The PC I'm trying to run it on has ...
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Steam - The Latest version of Microsoft DirectX(r) is required to play [game here]

If I try to launch any game from steam, it gives this error: Steam - latest DirectX required The latest version of MicrosoftX(r) is required to play [game] Microsoft DirectX(r) download site ...
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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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Why isn't Windows' game controller properties able to recognize the guide button on the F310?

It seems to work on Steam Big Picture but somehow it won't get detected in both Xpadder and Windows' built in game controller properties thing. It doesn't even show up on the buttons list there.
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Command and Conquer: Generals not launching on Windows 7 64-bit

I've tried a large number of solutions to the problems that 64 bit Windows 7 has with Generals and Zero Hour, to no avail. I've been trawling all over the internet for a fix for my problem. To wit, ...
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How can I automatically restart mGalaxy (MAME) if it crashes?

I fixed up an old arcade cabinet my office has and everything is working just trying to out the finishing touches on it. The cabinet is hooked up to a Windows 7 machine running MAME. I am using ...
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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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How do I run Command & Conquer Gold on Windows 7 64-bit (in XP mode)?

I downloaded the first Command & Conquer game from EA and burnt some CDs. I couldn't get the Setup.exe program to run in Windows 7 64-bit, as it must need some old DLLs. So I ran up the Windows XP ...
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Civilization IV on Windows 7 fails to start after install

I bought a Windows 7 machine and went to install Civilization IV on it. It told me the program had "known problems". If I continue it begins the startup process but eventually fails. What do I need to ...
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How do I run StarCraft: Brood War on Windows 7 without problems?

There are plenty of problems with SC 1 Broodwar running on Windows 7 Ultimate x64 like freezing, corrupted colors etc. How to fix this?
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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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Sim City 4 Deluxe Not Working in Windows 7 64 Bit

I have Sim city 4 Deluxe (for some reason it is the UK edition even though I live and bought it in North America) and it was working fine for a few months, but recently after updating Windows, it ...
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NOLF2 sound issue while running on Windows 7 x64

I installed No One Lives Forever 2 on Windows 7 x64, I've got sounds on developers cinemtics and music and sound on very first main menu but when I hit New Game ... No sounds on cinematics or game ...
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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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Install Steam and most games in one large HDD but some popular games on a separate SSD [duplicate]

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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Is there a way to install the original Command and Conquer on Windows 7?

Is there any way to install C&C on Windows 7 without the XP VM? I tried using the XP virtual mode but I guess my laptop is not compatible with it. I tried changing the compatibility in the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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'Video Card 0 isn't in look-up file' when attempting to play Age of Mythology through Remote Desktop?

I am trying to run Age of Mythology through Remote Desktop. The reason for this is my Windows 7 Machine isn't powerful enough, but my Windows XP machine is. So, I am running Age of Mythology on ...
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How to enable stereoscopic 3D in Deus Ex: Human Revolution?

I can't enable stereoscopic 3D in Deus Ex: Human Revolution (the button appears red)? I have the latest drivers and am using Windows 7 x64 but the game does not allow me to enable this feature. I'm ...
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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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The Age of Empires II Scrolling Bug

The scrolling bug in Age of Empires II is rather well-known. It has been mentioned at Gaming, too. The problem is that, in-game, the view constantly scrolls to the left and upwards. And the game is ...
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Baldur's Gate II config utility not working in Windows 7

Downloaded the BGII demo, just to see if I could run the game. Turns out that the configuration utlility shows up like this: As you can see, the window is too small for the info contained. So not ...
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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 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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How can I change the accelerate key in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit?

I am trying to change the key controls of NFS Hot pursuit, but when I go to Settings → Gameplay Settings → Controls And I press Enter to change the key configuration, it says "volume ...
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AoE2/AoK LAN connectivity

With a group of friends, we fired up our old copies of AoK to play together through LAN, as the HD version (through Steam) only offered unplayable games. To play our "not so recent" games, we use an ...
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How to get Heroes of Might and Magic 1 for Windows 95 work in Windows 7 64-bit

I have a collection of old games in a CD (from year approximately 1995). One the games included is Heroes of Might and Magic 1. I would like to get this game working properly on my computer but so far ...
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Installing a 16-bit Windows 95 game 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 ...
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“Unable to initialize DirectX 9 device” when attempting to launch GTA V?

I have GTA V on Steam and when I go to launch it after downloading, the loading screen comes up and and then goes to a message: Unable to initialize DirectX 9 device I've tried asking R* for ...
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Grand Theft Auto V Setup Tool requires Windows Media Player

The title says it all, and I seem to have a bit of a problem with WMP. Windows just decides to be a horrible jerk and fails the installation in Windows Features. The failure is always accompanied by ...
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Games from gamejolt.com aren't permitted to run

Whenever I run a game from http://gamejolt.com, Java prevents me from playing it. It tells me Java doesn't allow applets without an approved certificate. From what I understand, GameJolt's games are ...
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Grand theft auto V has exited unexpectedly (after notebook fix update)

For some reason my GTA V still keeps crashing even after the update wich should "fix" the problem with 2 graphics cards. Also when I try to run only with my intel/amd graphics card it ends up giving ...
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Trying to Play an Old Game, will Installing Old Direct X Affect Anything?

I'm trying to play an old Windows 98 game on Windows 7. The game is asking me to install DirectX 6. If I choose to install them will this affect my system? (In other words will this stop newer games ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...