New PC - Problems running games

  fishomaniac 22:07 18 Nov 2008
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I have recently purchased a new PC. I am installing games previously used on my old PC and every one, when run on the new PC comes up with an error either at the install stage or when I am trying to run them.

Can anyone help and suggest what the issue may be and how I can get around this??

  MAT ALAN 22:19 18 Nov 2008

are your old games compatible with your new PC...

  tullie 09:03 19 Nov 2008

And what is your operating system?

  oldbeefer2 14:05 19 Nov 2008

....that's probably why (not compatible with some older games, I'm told).

  mrwoowoo 16:21 19 Nov 2008

The games that you manage to install should be run in compatability mode for Windows xp.
Right click on the game shortcut and choose properties>compatability.In the drop down list (run this programme in compatability mode for)choose xp or 98 depending how old the game is and tick the box.Click apply and you are done.
As for the games that won't install,which games are they?
They may install bt temporarily or if you wish permanently turning off your UAC first.
Control panel>user accounts> turn user account control on or off.

  fishomaniac 20:15 20 Nov 2008

Thanks to all, especially MrWooWoo, checked the compatability to 95 and the games are running. Much appreciated.

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