Questions tagged [windows]

Microsoft Windows is a series of operating systems made by Microsoft. This tag should be used when the question is broadly about Windows (it can apply to more than one version) or when the question references the PC version of a game and that version is only for Windows.

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How to force Maximized Fullscreen mode in any game?

I have seen several games that have a video display mode that is windowed with no borders, at the same resolution as the desktop. It's sometimes called "Borderless Windowed" mode, or "Maximized ...
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How do I stop the launcher bringing up the UAC prompt every time?

Every time I start The Old Republic launcher/updater, it throws up the UAC prompt. Is this normal? If it isn't (or is I suppose), how do I prevent it without disabling UAC?
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Game Won't Launch from CD

I ordered American McGee's Alice from eBay and it seemed to read just fine when I put it in my computer. The autoplay menu worked correctly and allowed me to install the game, but when I double-click ...
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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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Command and Conquer 3 exeption in exception handler

I have command and conquer 3 from Origin, but when I try to start it, I get the 'exception in exception handler' error and the game exits. I've tried the Origin launcher fix as well as -runver to ...
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Is it possible to hit a mine on first click?

Is it possible for some unlucky guy to hit a mine when they click the first square randomly?
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What has happened to EAX and other hardware sound enhancements? [closed]

Since Windows Vista has dropped DirectX support for hardware accelerated sound, new games using EAX have become virtually nonexistent. So what are games using today? Is there another technology they'...
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How can I get a wired 'Afterglow' Xbox 360 controller to work on PC?

Regular Xbox 360 controllers seem to get picked up by Windows normally and work just fine, the drivers install and there's nothing that I need to configure in Steam or anywhere else, they 'just work'. ...
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Are saves from FF7 for PC (1998) compatible with FF7 on Steam (2013)?

Having played Final Fantasy 7 on PC years ago, I have an old save I want to continue. Is it possibly to transfer my save files from that version to the Steam one? Is it compatible?
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Can I use Linux to download games that will be played on Windows?

I run a dual-boot system with Linux and Windows 10. Linux is my primary OS and I use it for all my computing except for gaming. My internet connection is fairly slow so I would like to be able to ...
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I'm trying to get sound on Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition for the PC, however it won't work

Here is the background. The sound worked perfectly fine about two days ago. I had a few friends over, and decided to plug in my loudspeakers rather than my headphones. I set that up, and then play the ...
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D3DERR_NOTAVAILABLE error. How do I fix it?

I'm trying to play "Batman: Arkham Asylum". I bought it on Steam and haven't played it yet. I downloaded it and, apparently, it was successfully installed. However, every time I try to start the game ...
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Are there any workarounds, to avoid fullscreened applications to crash when alt+tabing? [closed]

Simply said. Are there any workarounds that prevent fullscreened applications from crashing at times? Additional it would be great if this workaround also avoids all the other negative sideeffects ...