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    PC Gaming help needed

    Hello, Generally I am a console gamer and have been for the last 20 years, I have never bothered playing games on a pc before

    Anyway Recently I got a new PC, and thought I would like to try Gears of war for the extra content that 360 Dont have.

    When I install the game It crashes after a minute or so and I get this message, a problem causedprogram to stop working correctly, windows will close program and notify you if a solution is possible.

    Anyways I'm stumped, I have tried uninstalling the game and reinstalling it and the same thing just happens.

    My specs on my PC are

    Intel core2 quad q8300 2.5ghz
    nvidia GFORCE 9600gt (512 mb)
    2x2048mb ddr2
    Vista home premium

    Should I be having any problems

    Any help would be much appreciated

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    i think its vista

    im sure i heard about vista causing problems to some games...

    you';ll have to google for an answer

    also...make sure you download the latest patches too before you play the game

    so install it, download patches, install the patches..then play the gane


    i have the game and it is AWESOME on the pc!!

    if you get into it..you will drop the consoles for ever!!

    I would go on their website to see if they have any bug fixes. I don't know the answer but it would be a good start. BTW you computer will or should run it easilly....good luck

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    dcx_badass;5811499

    No, it's a Game for Windows so works on vista. Have you installed all the … No, it's a Game for Windows so works on vista. Have you installed all the updates, and the windows live update and stuff.



    i know. just that ive heard that vista the OS causes games problems and crashes

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    kapows;5811485

    i think its vistaim sure i heard about vista causing problems to some … i think its vistaim sure i heard about vista causing problems to some games...you';ll have to google for an answeralso...make sure you download the latest patches too before you play the gameso install it, download patches, install the patches..then play the ganei have the game and it is AWESOME on the pc!!if you get into it..you will drop the consoles for ever!!



    Yeah i have downloaded all the patches and still not working :x

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    gr8h8me;5811497

    I would go on their website to see if they have any bug fixes. I don't … I would go on their website to see if they have any bug fixes. I don't know the answer but it would be a good start. BTW you computer will or should run it easilly....good luck



    thanks have been on there website and not helping me out much

    Banned

    did you google

    gears of war vista trouble

    type it out do some troubleshooting man!

    vista is a pain to be honest

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass;5811499

    No, it's a Game for Windows so works on vista. Have you installed all the … No, it's a Game for Windows so works on vista. Have you installed all the updates, and the windows live update and stuff.



    I have tried most updates, just installing the latest driver for my graphics card

    Banned

    you need to first

    1. google the exact error message and also include the title og the game
    2. google gears of war vista
    3. read the few links and see what you get

    ive started you off

    vistax64.com/vis…tml

    Original Poster

    kapows;5811775

    you need to first1. google the exact error message and also include the … you need to first1. google the exact error message and also include the title og the game2. google gears of war vista3. read the few links and see what you getive started you offhttp://www.vistax64.com/vista-games/105833-gears-war.html



    Cheers mate, was just searching as you suggested

    When you install the game are you doing it direct off the disc?

    Copy all the files on the disc to somewhere on your pc and right click the setup.exe file, select properties > compatibility > "run this program in compatibility ..." choose XP compatibility. Also on the same tab in the "Privilege Level" section tick "run this program as an administrator".

    Now try installing it. If you still get the same error take a look in "event viewer" in the application section and let us know what errors you get.

    Original Poster

    I managed to get it done, thanks to everyone who helped out, although in the end it was something tottally different. Something to do with a windows live update

    Anyway rep added to everyone who helped

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    oldmankensey;5820488

    I managed to get it done, thanks to everyone who helped out, although in … I managed to get it done, thanks to everyone who helped out, although in the end it was something tottally different. Something to do with a windows live updateAnyway rep added to everyone who helped



    lmao!!

    thats the patch! the main one you have to install! something to do with older versions of the game or something lol i had to install a windows live update too before it got going


    glad its sorted...now get crackin! welcome to the world of proper gaming :-D

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    dcx_badass;5820509

    You mean the update that I told you do do in post number 4 of this … You mean the update that I told you do do in post number 4 of this thread....?Sometimes I wonder why I bother.



    lol!!

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    dcx_badass;5820509

    You mean the update that I told you do do in post number 4 of this … You mean the update that I told you do do in post number 4 of this thread....?Sometimes I wonder why I bother.



    So you did, Don't know how I missed that one, must have been the stress lol

    Thanks
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