Mechwarrior refuses to run fully on Windows 7 Need HELP!

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I am having a horrid time getting MechWarrior to play on my Windows 7.

It played on the previous windows, but not on this one.

It starts a mission then freezes and stops. 

I have even had the dreaded blue screen of death with the game.

I have downloaded the patches, I have copied and pasted the game from the install CD to a folder directly on my computer, but still it barely works. 

Sometimes it refuses to start altogether. 

Please help.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #114041

Mechwarrior refuses to run fully on Windows 7 Need HELP!


Hi PoppyRichard,

Mechwarrior should be compatible for Windows 7. For your case, you need to uninstall and follow the following steps before the installation.

1. Right  -click on the installer file (.exe file)

2. Select Properties then go to the Compatibility tab.

3. Put a check on the “Run this program in compatibility mode for” then select the previous OS which do you think it worked.

4. Then under Privilege Level, place a check on “Run this program as administrator”

5. Click Apply then OK.

Then run the installer and this should be working. If that didn’t work, you may try to reinstall it but take note of the following.

1. During the part when it’s asking for the installation path, change it to "C:/Program~2/" or  "C:/Program File/" depending on the version of Mechwarrior you are using.

2. All 64-bit applications resides under C:/Program File and all 32-bit apps under C:/Program File (x86) (shortened name will be "C:/Program~2/Adobe").

Hope this helps.


Answered By 590495 points N/A #323837

Mechwarrior refuses to run fully on Windows 7 Need HELP!


MechWarrior Online should work properly on Windows 7 because this is the recommended operating system. If you experience BSOD with the game, check the system requirements again and make sure your computer meets those requirements. MechWarrior Online supports 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.x, and Windows 10.

MechWarrior Online Solaris 7
MechWarrior Online Solaris 7

It requires 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 or 3.2 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ or faster processor, 4 GB RAM, Microsoft DirectX 9.0c-compatible video card (NVIDIA 8800 GT, AMD Radeon HD 5670, or better), and 25 GB free space. Try downloading the client again. Go to MechWarrior Online Solaris 7 and download the client. Once installed, download and install any available patch.

You can download the patch from the same interface. For Steam users, go to MechWarrior Online Solaris 7 on Steam. If the problem continues, try updating your operating system to Windows 7 Service Pack 1. This is the latest and only Service Pack update for Microsoft Windows 7.

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