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dmhzx
post Jan 24 2016, 06:32 AM
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I recently found an old CD of the windows pinball arcade. Dates back to 2007 or 2009: Don't have it here now/

It installed perfectly on windows 7, but the setup doesn't even start on window 10.

Does anyone know how I might be able to install it on windows 10?

I find it hard to believe that the programs won't run under windows 10, because space cadet work just fine.

Maybe Pinball is not part of the "modern interface" -- like IE vertical scroll bars not vanishing after a second.
But I do feel a bit aggrieved at not being able to play a game I actually paid for.
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GlenKruger
post Feb 11 2016, 03:54 PM
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Just a guess here but if you copy the complete CD or DVD to your hard drive then check the properties of the setup.exe file and set it's compatibility property to Windows 7 it might work.
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dmhzx
post Feb 12 2016, 04:42 AM
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Thanks,, I'll give that a go.

Very Frustratingly: - I was setting up another machine the other day and as a test, it installed perfectly under Win 7, and survived the upgrade to Win 10, and runs just fine
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post Feb 12 2016, 12:26 PM
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There are definitely still some bugs in Windows 10. I kept losing the start menu after the upgrade till I figured out how to fix it.
MS should have made two separate versions of the OS one for desktops and one for tablets.
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dmhzx
post Feb 15 2016, 04:19 AM
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Amen to that.
One of the things that irritates me is the way that in a browser the scroll bar just vanishes, and rather than scrolling open you open another advert.

As for Win 10 and it's irritations, don't get me started.
Today's one is the way I leave the machine sleeping overnight because I'm in the middle of something, and the next morning it has completely shutdown.
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post Feb 15 2016, 10:10 AM
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Which version of Windows 10 are you using?
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dmhzx
post Feb 15 2016, 11:49 AM
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I'll get back to you on that one. - It's my home machine.

(The browser by the way is not windows related, but just another irritant.
Microsoft's official response is that the vanishing scroll bar is the modern way to do things.
And expecting the scroll bar to be where you left it five seconds ago is just old fashioned, and SOOOO uncool)
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post Feb 15 2016, 12:50 PM
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Just another example of the need for a desktop version.
Windows 10 I believe was solely designed for the Windows Surface Pro and Windows Phones where the need for scroll bars are not needed.
I am using the latest Enterprise edition and after the last update had to go into Group Policy Editor and reset everything, not impressed to say the least.
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