Microsoft Tinker

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by ingow, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. ingow

    ingow Guest

    I just installed Windows update KB954955 which is the game Tinker. When I
    click on the start menu link or the tinker.exe file I get a small inker
    window and then the message "Tinker.exe has stopped working ...". If I click
    on the shortcut link in the Windows Games/Tinker directory the game starts,
    but it is not displayed correctly. Basically I cannot see all of the buttons
    and writing. I do not see any place to uninstall or repair the game. I see
    where I can uninstall the update, but I cannot find the update on MS's site
    when I do a search (so I can try to reinstall it).

    Any thoughts ast what may be the problem and a solution?
    ingow, Oct 12, 2008
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    rive0108 Guest

    Are you running Ultimate?
    I tried to copy the Tinker folder from my computer to my wife's running
    Vista Premium x64, and it would give the "Tinker.exe has stopped
    working" error. Without a hack this will not work properly on versions
    other Ultimate.

    To reinstall- unistall the update, restart computer and run windows
    update again.


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    rive0108, Oct 12, 2008
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  3. If your PC and Vista Ultimate have all the right things and works without any
    problem and, among other games, Tinker does not work, please try to create a
    standard account newly and run Tinker there.

    In my case, the above works.

    The program that is consuming the CPU time 50% when you start Tinker is
    lsass.exe. In my case, it has something to do with the account.

    Tinker Master, Nov 16, 2008
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    obiecat Guest

    Have same problem with Vista Ultimate. Created standard account and works
    there but not on administrator account. Looks like Microsoft would help
    solve this problem. Why pay extra for Ultimate and then have to use a work
    around to make it work?
    obiecat, Jan 30, 2009
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    Joe Guest

    Maybe the game is buggy, at least you get to play it. Runs fine on my
    system, no extra CPU usage, but I'm running an i7 that pretty much laughs
    at anything I throw at it.

    Joe, Jan 30, 2009
  6. i just installed windows 7 RC, i would like to installa the game tinker.
    However, i cant seem to find it anywhere. Does anyone know how anr/or how to
    install it?

    if someone knows pease email me:

    thanks for your future help.
    Carlo-Magno85, Jul 9, 2009
  7. 1. Windows 7 is a new product and it has still quite a few bugs to be worked
    2. Since they are new programs you will not be able to find any older
    versions of it

    Have a good day
    James Matthews, Jul 15, 2009
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    Jeff Guest

    Is there a fix for microsoft Tinker. None of the options listed here have
    worked for me. Neither a standard account, or reinstallation have cured the
    problem. All I get is a message tinker.exe has stopped working. Nothing else.
    Please help me with this if you can.

    Jeff, Jul 28, 2009
  9. Hello there,
    OKay I have a solution .. maybe it's not perfect, but it works. The sad
    thing is that it took many hours of grief from my youngest daughter to
    motivate me ... if you believe that a grown partner can give you grief, just
    try argueing with your young daughter and then receiving the cold shoulder ...

    Solution ...

    Before you choose to upgrade your Windows Vista Ultimate (WVU) machine; copy
    the Tinker frolder, (and its contents) from the "C:\Program Files\Microsoft
    Games" folder onto a USB stick. Then visiting the Microsoft download site
    download DirectX9.

    Once you have built your Win7 Ultimate machine, copy the "C:\Program
    Files\Microsoft Games". Then opening the Tinker folder right click upon the
    "tinker.exe" to set the compatibility as "Windows Vista (Service Pack2)".

    Install DirectX9, and then when that has finished you will need to ensure
    that the shortcut which you will need to pin to the start menu and copy into
    the games list points to the executable "tinker.exe".

    Any problems just post and I'll help where I can

    Thank you

    Arthur Pounder, Nov 28, 2009
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