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No games will run on my Windows 8 PC?

Asked by imsok00l (89 points ) November 18th, 2012

Most games I’ve downloaded just won’t start (my pc is relatively new and should be able to run them). when i press the shortcuts, nothing happens. Others will start but I can only see a black screen or there are no clickable items etc

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Seek's avatar

I’ve been running into the same issue. It seems to like the games better if you right-click then select “run as Administrator”.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Did you do an in place upgrade or a clean install? I did a clean install of windows 8 and have had no problems running any games (from steam, from blizzard from DVD) even games that Microsoft said may not be compatible.

XOIIO's avatar

Windows 8 upgrade is a mistake unless you have a tablet or touchescreen oriented PC.

It’s too new for a lot of things to work well with it.

jerv's avatar

And thus we run into the issues inherent in first-generation anything, and why, despite being a technophile, I am not an early adopter. It’s a common issue, and (as @Lightlyseared points out) seems to hit upgraders more than clean installs, implying serious issues with the upgrade version.

@XOIIO Start8 seems to get around those issues. Ditch the Win8 UI!

Lightlyseared's avatar

So far the only problem I’ve had with windows 8 was the installer refusing to run with my otherwise rock solid (10 days running Prime95 zero errors) overclock.

imsok00l's avatar

Thanks for the answers, guys! Wow, this place is way better than Yahoo Answers.

jerv's avatar

Most of us here can type in complete sentences with proper spelling and grammar!

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Seek's avatar

OK – Mine is a new PC and it came pre-loaded with Windows 8. This is seriously my first time ever buying anything first generation.

All in all, I really like Windows 8. There is one program, I forget the name of it right now… it’s a safety feature that makes sure whatever you’re running isn’t going to kill your computer. It keeps asking me if I want to run my games in “safe mode”.

This means Windows 8 apps run beautifully (like they get a hall pass), but play from disc stuff takes a while to load up. I’m going to find some way to disable that program, and see if my darling Fable can quit taking its sweet time to get moving.

jerv's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr Let us know how it works out. I am debating whether to go with Win8 or WINE.

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