Garretbp asks about loading a low end pc game on Windows 7.

I recently had to have a hardrive replaced at the reputable pc store where I originally bought my pc. Before I got there, another store that I respect

upgraded my OS from XP to Windows 7. Everything worked fine. When I recently had my hardrive replaced along with Windows 7, I noticed one of

my low end pc games from 1998 won't load. That was not a problem with the other version of Windows 7. The pop up window that I get reads, "The version of this file is not compatible witht he version of Windows your running". "Check your computer system information to see whether you need a 32 bit or 64 bit version of the program then contact the software publisher". I know that my system is 32 bit. My question is do I need to take my pc back to the store that originally upgraded my OS to get that version that will play my game? I loaded Doom 3 with no problem and a game like BattleZone 2 (that is not nearly as intense) won't play now, but did on the original version of Windows 7 I first had before the hardrive upgrade.

 

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Last updated February 27, 2018 Views 54 Applies to:
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The retail price for a "Windows Anytime Upgrade" from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional is about $200, so unless that second shop gave you the new hard drive and 2 GB of RAM for free, you should go back and get your Win 7 Pro re-installed (service pack 1 for either is a free download from Microsoft).

That link I gave you earlier suggests that the Battlezone 2 patch makes it compatible with Windows 7, but I have no personal knowledge of whether it is safe or effective.
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