Windows 7 games

kyle arn

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upon what I think you can put movies on your computer without having to download a anything. you just copy and paste go into windows media center. find the movie. now I have already tried this same progress with games however it does not work. what you need to do is copy and paste it wherever you choose. and change the directory it looks for the disc but if you copy the disc it is on there. but it will automatically read the cd rom so if you can change the directory it read the copy version.

Kyle Arn
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Pinhedd

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Games are applications. As such they often use the Windows registry to assit their own operation. This is setup when the application is installed, but not when it is copied.

Beyond that simple explanation, we cannot assist you with bypassing the copy protection mechanisms that you will inevitably run into.
 

mbreslin1954

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When a program or application installs under the Windows operating system, it uses the Windows operating system for services, such as accessing files on the file system, the graphics subsystem for displaying video, and other components such as mouse, keyboard, etc. In order to do this the program/application sets up entries in Windows' internal configuration database, the Windows registry. These registry entries only get made during an actual installation, and do not happen during a copy of files or by using shortcuts to CDs. In addition, during a program's installation, files are written to the Windows file system, in the program's own folders (typically in C:\Program Files) and also in the C:\Windows directory. The writing of these files only happens during a program installation.

So, in short, unless you actually install a Windows program (game), as opposed to copying files from a CD, it will not run in Windows. Ever.

 

kyle arn

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in truth my thought process was a fail. when I copied it there is some data that stayed on the disc. even windows media center will read the cd rom.

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