Error message while running an old game on my new system

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I became nostalgic the other day and decided to run an old game on my relatively new system.

I got the following message:


When I click OK, a different window pops up:


When I am using Windows 7, the games works fine.

I hope, there is some way I can force my card to recognize the right resolution, so that I don´t have to use Win 7 to run the game! 

Thank you in advance for any help you have.

Answered By 0 points N/A #151580

Error message while running an old game on my new system


Hello Grant,

Since you are saying the game is working just fine on windows 7, I am sure the operating system you were using when you got that problem is probably windows XP. Usually when you purchase or download a game, the operating systems it can support are indicated. Some games can run well only on windows vista or windows 7 and latter.

So if the game you are running has such specifications then it will not be possible for it to run on windows XP. You will therefore have to download a version of that game that can be supported on the windows XP platform.

If the game is supposed to run on all versions of windows, then you will just need to access you device manager and update your display drivers as follows:

  • Right click on Computer.
  • Choose Properties.
  • Click on Device Manager.
  • Locate Display Adapters and Expend the tab.
  • Right click on the drivers and update them online (Note that you will need to have internet access)



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