Having issues with Farming Simulator 2011 for Win 7 when played on Windows 8.

Old title: windows 7 game played on windows 8


Hi i am playing farming simulator 2011 on window 8 it plays fine for hours then says bad allocation . The program troubleshooter tells me incompatible program detected but surely it would not play full stop any ideas, thanks








Thank you for choosing Windows 8 and posting your query on Microsoft Community Forums. We are here to assist you with your Windows related issues.


As per the issue description, I understand that you were able to play the game “Farming Simulator 2011” on your Windows 8 for some hours and then got error which says bad allocation. When you ran the program troubleshooter, you got the information that an incompatible program was detected and now you are not able to play the game at all.



The Windows Compatibility Center shows that Microsoft does not have any compatibility details of this game on Windows 8 and suggest contacting the Game manufacturer for more details. You can check the details from this link:





As the game was working on Windows 7 without any issues, I would suggest you play the game on Windows 7 compatibility mode. Follow this method and let’s know the result.


Method 1: Play the game in the Windows 7 compatibility mode and check the issue.


To play the Farming Simulator 2011 game in the Windows 7 compatibility mode, follow the steps from this link:




You may also follow the steps for changing various game compatibility settings manually and check if that works.  If that does not fix the issue, then let’s check if there are any compatibility issues with any other applications installed on the computer. Let’s perform a clean boot for this and identify the root cause of the issue.



Method 2: Perform a Clean Boot.


We also need to perform a clean boot on the computer to check if the issue is caused by any software conflicts. A clean boot helps to eliminate software conflicts and to determine what is causing the problem.


Perform a clean boot on the computer by following the steps given in the link:




Note: After you have finished troubleshooting, refer the article “How to reset the computer to start as usual after troubleshooting with clean boot” for Windows 8, given under the section “More Information” to reset the computer to start as usual from the above link.


Hope this information helps you. If you need any further assistance or information regarding Windows please feel free to get back to us. We’ll be glad to assist you.




Rajesh Govind - Microsoft Support Engineer

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 365 Applies to: