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XP pro SP3 problem using RETAIL GAMES


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Posted 17 December 2008 - 01:55 PM

recently there are a few different games that my uncle has purchased (really people do still pay for games!!! lol) NFS Carbon and Jewel Quest Mysteries, now i've installed both of them on my grandmother's computer (XP Home SP3) without a problem. When trying to install them on my uncle's computer i get an error saying that the install file is not a valid win32 application. Now I tried doing my own research on the problem but everywhere i went all i could find were posts about people having that problem using downloaded files, torrents, or other "copies" of software. THESE ARE PURCHASED RETAIL GAMES!!!! Manuals, cases, receipts and all!!! With stupid copyright laws you can't get your money back once you open a game, but the damn computer won't play them!!! please help!!!!

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 02:11 PM

Have you tried the compatability wizard in XP? Run Older Programs on Windows XP

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 02:23 PM

no i haven't tried it...but it works in XP home, why not xp pro? not to mention JQ:M is only a few months old, and I just installed it on my personal computer using XP Pro SP2

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 07:57 PM

i tried using the windows compatibility tool still no luck

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 02:31 AM

ok so i'm still not able to find anyone anywhere that has dealt with this instance of this occurrence, or they just haven't read this post yet...BUMP

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 11:30 AM

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000726.htm

Well...I think I would also check at the website of the game developers...assuming that you are not the only person in the world with said games who has run into this :thumbsup:.

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