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  1. #51


    Wynnum Australia
    Posts : 466
    Windows-10-Pro-Build-11099.rs1-x64


    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    Who said anyrthing about WinZip? Windows has supported .zip since XP
    That's right.

    Unfortunately, it's hard to convert the "masses" to something better.

    For better compression I use other packer's:

    Squeeze-Charts-2013 as PDF

    I think we are just spending our time in complete different areas of IT.


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  2. #52


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by TONSCHUH View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    Who said anyrthing about WinZip? Windows has supported .zip since XP
    That's right.

    Unfortunately, it's hard to convert the "masses" to something better.

    For better compression I use other packer's:

    Squeeze-Charts-2013 as PDF

    I think we are just spending our time in complete different areas of IT.

    the "masses" will use whatever is on their computer. None of them installed Winzip, it just magically appeared on their computer when they complained to a friend.
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  3. #53


    Wynnum Australia
    Posts : 466
    Windows-10-Pro-Build-11099.rs1-x64


    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TONSCHUH View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    Who said anyrthing about WinZip? Windows has supported .zip since XP
    That's right.

    Unfortunately, it's hard to convert the "masses" to something better.

    For better compression I use other packer's:

    Squeeze-Charts-2013 as PDF

    I think we are just spending our time in complete different areas of IT.

    the "masses" will use whatever is on their computer. None of them installed Winzip, it just magically appeared on their computer when they complained to a friend.
    Yeah.

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  4. #54


    Posts : 154
    Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit


    What about 7zip? Very light and doesn't "feel" bloated. Open-source and no messages about purchases or "upgrades" because it's free.

    As to why use these programs at all, sometimes you'll stumble across that one random .rar compression and Windows won't be able to open it.
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  5. #55


    Wynnum Australia
    Posts : 466
    Windows-10-Pro-Build-11099.rs1-x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
    What about 7zip? Very light and doesn't "feel" bloated. Open-source and no messages about purchases or "upgrades" because it's free.

    As to why use these programs at all, sometimes you'll stumble across that one random .rar compression and Windows won't be able to open it.
    There are so many different packer-apps, that it's hard to make everyone happy with your choice. WinRAR has now in it's actual beta a new compression-profile (WinRAR5).

    WinRAR compresses for me in most cases better then .zip, that's one of the reasons why I use it. I like UHARC as well, but the average users always complain about it, if I don't make sfx out of it.

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  6. #56


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Craigmill View Post
    I ran the uninstall and deleted the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games folder, and started from scratch.
    Re-downloaded the zip file and extracted it.
    I have a 32 bit machine so I ran the x86 version.
    Now, after the install has run, there is NO "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games folder", Nothing at all!
    It is as if the install app had not run - Something installs because I can now run uninstall.
    I tried manually creating the Program Files\Microsoft Games folder and re-running the install - same result.
    I am not a novice in working with pc's but this has me beat!
    One thing that I noticed is that the install only takes one/two seconds - is that normal?
    Is there any chance that the app you uploaded is corrupt?
    Any pointers would be appreciated!
    I'm having the same problem here as well. I tired installing it on win 7 machine and the game doesn't even run after opening exe.
    Running the installer from windows 8 machine does the same effect has Craigmill. isn't there a portable 32bit version of these games
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  7. #57


    Posts : 1
    Window 8


    The link by Tonschuh, which looked to solve the issue, now displays that it is no longer available. Apparently someone (Microsoft?) had it shutdown to prevent the non-full-screen, no-ad-infested games from the so-called "Store" from being impacted. I want games that can run on the Desktop back, windowed games, not the full-screen, advertising-laden versions we are now limited to using.
    I truly do not find the Metro interface desirable whatsoever. I use the Desktop, and so does Microsoft for their important applications, such as Office 2013. They all revert to the Desktop due to the impracticality and uselessness of Metro.
    I am sorry to ever have invested in Windows 8 and Office 2013. It was a big step backwards and makes me much less productive.
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  8. #58


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64-bit
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  9. #59


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks TONSCHUH - your March 2013 Dropbox link worked fine together with 7-Zip.
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  10. #60


    Posts : 562
    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    Thanks Jimbo you're a star

    All games installed and working.
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