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Old 06-06-2007, 02:43 PM   #1
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Is there a way to play my XP games on Vista? I have XP on another partition. Thanks
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Old 06-06-2007, 02:47 PM   #2
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Well, try just running the executable.

So like if it was BF2, go to My Computer > **XP Drive** > Program Files > Battlefield 2 > and run the BF2.exe
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Default Re: Playing games off a different partition?

some programs/some games will work, some wont. i know that office wont work but a lot of my random applications do. i havent tried games though but i dont see why they wouldnt work. its just the fussy programs
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Default Re: Playing games off a different partition?

I've tried the executable, it doesn't work. Even with a no/cd patch.

Anyone else?
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Well then you probably need to reinstall the program under Vista...needs some registry entries to work right and such.
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Default Re: Playing games off a different partition?

yeah that's what I thought. It just seems like there's some way to do it! It's too much to reinstall under vista.
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