Vista wont install games

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by mazda2001, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. mazda2001

    mazda2001 Guest

    Hi, I have a fairly new 1.6 ghz, dual core, vista. Some of my video
    games install. Some old and new ones will not install.
    I mean, I only get the allow, cancel window. It wont give me the option
    to install, I have gone into the settings, into dos. It wont do
    anything, the only action I get is the green tower light and some action
    in the dvd player, thats it. Anyone know whats wrong?
    mazda2001, Dec 26, 2008
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    Starlord Guest

    And the old games are ?
    Starlord, Dec 26, 2008
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  3. mazda2001

    mazda2001 Guest

    Dirt tracker racer, which worked once, driver 6. I just bought
    versions of splinter cell, and a few others . Its not that they won
    play, they will not install. I had 98 on an old computer it installe
    everything. Of course being old some games wouldnt run or were choppy
    mazda2001, Dec 26, 2008
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    mazda2001 Guest

    I think its bizarre that a new computer will install these games
    mazda2001, Dec 26, 2008
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    Starlord Guest
    Starlord, Dec 26, 2008
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    Mark Guest

    Can you give some more information? You say "I only get the allow, cancel
    window" is that a Windows dialog or the games?

    if you insert the cd, cancel anything that pops up, use explorer to go to
    the list of files on the cd, right-click on "setup.exe" (or whatever the
    installer program is called) and select "run as administrator" what happens?
    Mark, Dec 29, 2008
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    Joe Guest

    The Allow/Cancel dialog in windows is the same as Continue/Cancel, it's
    User Account Control asking if you want to grant write access to
    protected areas for that application.

    Vista is running the setup, but the setup isn't starting correctly. My
    guess, is you have an older game that uses a 16-bit installer and you're
    running Vista x64, which does not support 16-bit applications.
    Joe, Dec 30, 2008
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