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Need For Speed Most Wanted (2005) Won't run on Windows 8.1

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    Lytle TX
    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    Need For Speed Most Wanted (2005) Won't run on Windows 8.1


    Hello Everyone I'm having trouble running the original nfs most wanted on my laptop with windows 8.1 pro with MC. It will install , but it won't run. I have the original CD, but I want to keep it in good condition so I installed a mod so it will run without a CD. it works on my Windows 7 Machine, but has never worked on my windows 8 laptop... Any help would be nice.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 45
    Windows 8 Pro


    Create an nfsmw shortcut on desktop... right click on it -properties-compatibility click first checkbox and select win xp sp3 from list click ok... it will run
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  3. #3


    -make sure to run as admin
    -make sure to allow access in firewall
    -try different compatibility options
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  4. #4


    Lytle TX
    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Still No Luck... Is it probably because I have it installed on a separate partition on my hard drive????
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  5. #5


    Posts : 45
    Windows 8 Pro

    Try this


    Try reinstalling the game and hope it works... if not, you can use nfs mw game rip which works on my 8 pc.... i think it is about 300 MB setup.... get it on torrent....
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    Posts : 29
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit with Media Center


    Hello,
    Glad to see you got it installed. I know a lot of people had a problem installing it on Windows 8. You had to copy the folder that the game was in from a Windows 7 computer to your Windows 8 computer.
    All I can say is the same as others have said. I run with just admin, and it works great on my surface pro.
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  7. #7


    Lytle TX
    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Thank you to everyone and it was only a problem with the installation... it now runs and i also got a resolution modder to work on it.. Kudos to all
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Need For Speed Most Wanted (2005) Won't run on Windows 8.1
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