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Dual/Multi Boot games form Windows 7 on Windows 8

  1. #1

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    MultiBoot Win 7/8

    Dual/Multi Boot games form Windows 7 on Windows 8


    I have 2 Windowses on my PC and I would like to play games that I have installed on W7 on W8 but there is a problem. Some games dont worked because of d3dx9 dll's and I solved it with installing DirectX , some games missed VC++/.Net. But now there are some games that still dont work. Like League of Legends didn't worked when i run it from W7 partition but when i copied it to W8 partition it worked. I don't want to do this with every game I have. Is there any solution to make them work?

    Sorry for my english.

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. #2

    Portland, Oregon, USA
    Posts : 182
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows Server 2012 R2 x64

    As a general recommendation you shouldnt try to run most programs that are installed on another Windows OS'es partition. some softwares need certain files, dependencies, Registry entries, etc, and if those are in your other 7 OS, then your 8 install wont be able to find everything, which may bring about errors.

    The best thing you can do is either play them on 7 or uninstall them in 7 and then reinstall them in 8.

    I also had the same issue when trying to run some other Windows games via WINE in Ubuntu Linux. same basic principle applies.
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Dual/Multi Boot games form Windows 7 on Windows 8
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