[SOLVED] 0 for 2 playing games on Windows 7

silversmithy

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Wow this is frustrating.... So I have had a hankering to play some old need for speed games... Carbon, Hot pursuit II among others. I have played both games on a different Windows 7 PC not too long ago, but when I try to play on 2 other older Windows 7 machines it installs okay, but will not load.
I have tried recommended compatibility which is XP sp2, no go. Tried most if not all other compatibility options... nothing. Tried running as administrator.....that's right...nil.
One thing I have noticed both times when installing is that even when I have nothing else open when trying to install a msg comes up stating I need to close all other programs before proceeding..yet nothing else is up so not sure why that occurs.
I know this sort of thing happens with older games on 10, but this is getting ridiculous. Anyway would appreciate the help. Thanks
 

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Okay, thank you. I am pretty sure that I did install as administrator, but I will reinstall again just to make sure. If no go then will download directx user run times.
It's just odd that I am having this problem consistently as of late with games and Windows 7. Like I mentioned have not have this issue with very similar systems and 7 prior. It seems like now I already prepare for failure when I install a game and try to launch. Oh well, I will give these a try. Thanks again.
 

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