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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Bioshock on Steam Hangs on Startup

When i start Bioshock from steam, it hangs on the splash screen. I have Windows 7 x64,and have installed all the latest drivers. HW details: i5 750, Asus P7P55D MB, ATI HD5770
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Black outlines in Borderlands

Every model in borderlands has some sort of black contour lines around. Is there a way to turn them off? Couldn't find one in Options.
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Bioshock has no sound in Windows 7

I just bought a new PC with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Everything is peachy except Bioshock: it has no sound after the game starts. I've searched on Google but can't find a definitive answer; or ...
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I'm updating Windows 7 to 64-bit, how do I move my Steam games?

I want to update from Windows 7 32-bit to 64-bit. How do I protect my Steam games?
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Why doesn't Bioshock 2 start from within steam?

My question is similar to but a little different from this one: Bioshock on Steam Hangs on Startup I couldn't find anything in the steam / bioshock forums or troubleshooting manuals about this... ...
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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 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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How do I play Age of Empires multiplayer on Windows 7?

AOE on my windows machine is unable to detect games setup by my peers (Windows 7) on the same network (LAN) or on the internet. Is there something I should be doing (patch, fix) to join others ...
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I miss Microsoft Pinball. Is it available for Windows Vista or Windows 7?

Am I the only one who misses Microsoft Pinball? Will the XP version work on Windows Vista or Windows 7?
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Can you run games with non-trivial graphics requirements in a virtual machine?

Any real experience running heavy games like AOE3, NFS Underground 2/MW, SimCity 4, City Life, etc. I don't expect run Crysis on a virtual machine but some old games. Is it possible run these kind of ...
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Is it possible to connect Xbox One S controller to Windows 7 via Bluetooth?

I bought an Xbox One S controller to use over Bluetooth with my PC, however Microsoft only appears to support the controller in Windows 10. I'm running Windows 7, so is there a way to fix or hack it ...
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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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Windows 7 & Age of Empires II: works but not quite? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The Age of Empires II Scrolling Bug I'm trying to install Age of Empires II on Windows 7. The graphics are so so, but when I enter a tutorial, the map keeps panning ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Morrowind doesn’t launch under Windows 7 (sometimes with the error “the application crashed”)

I recently reinstalled my OS with Windows 7 32 bit and I installed Morrowind GOTY, but when I try to run the MGE-GUI it doesn't launch at all. I've read that it needs administrator privileges, so 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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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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Can Minecraft Java Edition run on Windows 10? [duplicate]

I've been using the original Java Edition on my old Windows 7 PC for years and my family just gave me a new Windows 10 PC for Christmas. Can I keep using my old Java Edition on the new machine or do I ...
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SimCity 4 Deluxe stopped working in Windows 7

I had SimCity 4 Deluxe installed and running on Windows 7 64-bit without any major issues for a few months. As far as I can remember, I do not think I even had to adjust compatibility mode, or tweak ...
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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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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 there ...