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ArmoredCavalry

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#11 11 years ago

No, one has a different cpu. I'm going to try updating all the drivers to the latest and see if that helps at all.




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#12 11 years ago

I thought all drivers are already up to date. :confused:




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#13 11 years ago

Most were, but not things like the sound driver, dvd, etc.

I don't see why those would be causing the problem, but I figure its worth a try at this point.

Update: That didn't seem to help anything.




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#14 11 years ago

Then I don`t know what`s wrong. :clueless: It`s probably Vista giving you hard time. If I were you, I`d ditch Vista and upgrade (yes, UPGRADE) to XP.




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#15 11 years ago

I would have just gotten XP on the laptop, but its not supported by Dell, as they don't have all the drivers for each piece of hardware. (lack of licenses available, so they decided not to offer xp on m1530). Course, now that I have tooled around with Vista, I don't really have an issue with it (once you apply a couple tweaks). Switchball is really the single thing that I can't get working, and I'm not completely sure its Vista.

I think I'll try running driver sweeper on the nvidia drivers, and reinstalling. If that doesn't work, meh. :(

I suppose I do have the XP disk from my old laptop. I'm not sure it worth the trouble though, just for one game.




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#16 11 years ago

It`s your choice, ofcourse. I have few old games that won`t work properly or won`t work at all on my XP system, so I`m actually considering getting Win 98 because they worked perfectly on that OS. To me, those games are worth the trouble. So, it all depends how much you like that game and how much it means to you.




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#17 11 years ago

I had a few strange problems with Vista when I ran certain games, I also had the black screen you mentioned so it may indeed be Vista being picky however I'm no expert on Vista.

I don't think changing operating system over one game is a great solution Tricoder...




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#18 11 years ago
SiLink;4589044I don't think changing operating system over one game is a great solution Tricoder...

That`s your opinion. Like I said, it`s his choice. I`m not forceing him to change OS. I would do it, however. And it`s Tricorder, not Tricoder. :cort:




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#19 11 years ago

T'was a mistype Miss Tricorder ^_^




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#20 11 years ago

DO A DUAL BOOT!

This has been SCREAMED from the heavens and back down again to vista users all across the world. You don't have to DROP vista to do a dual boot and play the games you wish to play.