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Outragous Lag on Windows 8 Consumer Preview Playing Microsoft Game

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    Lag on Windows 8 Consumer Preview Playing Microsoft Game


    Hi, I have installed windows 8 consumer preview on VMware player and installed a game, the game installed is Microsoft Midtown Madness 2 but it lags to much that makes it unplayable. Its not because its in a virtual machine because i have windows 7 in a VM (Virtual Machine) and it plays the game fine. I have tried installing Game Booster But it make no differance. I have tried all compatibility Modes and 16 bit color mode but no difference. The problem is with older games like CFS1 to.

    What should i do, I was really looking forward to windows 8 but this gaming issue has put me off.
    Thanks
    Last edited by Spoonhead98; 19 Apr 2014 at 15:55.

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    Hey, I personally would not consider a game not playing well in a VM as an issue. I would play the game in the host OS instead, regardless of how it worked or not in the VM.

    Other than that, the usual: Update all the drivers to everything (from manufacturers' websites) and uninstall whatever a/v you have in the VM in its safe mode with the special tool to do so for the product.
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    Well i installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview as a dual boot with windows 7 but it screwed up my system, i do know how to dual boot i have done it before with xp but now i have lost all my files (photos, videos, documents, ect. basically formatted my hard drive) and i had to reinstall windows 7 so thats why im running it in a virtual machine.
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    I hear ya. As I said, I would simply play the game in Windows 7 then. Putting a virtual machine between you and your game is like putting an elephant on your car when you're trying to drive.
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    Leicester
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    ok, i just wanted to try out games in windows 8 but i guess its not ready for that yet. By the way its not the fact its in a VM because i run windows 7 in a VM and it plays fine.
    Last edited by Spoonhead98; 19 Apr 2014 at 15:56.
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    I would say it's ready based on how all the latest games work very well even on my 2005 rig in specs. About 5% better than Windows 7 by my gut feeling (not scientific) - but parts of games where I would drop to 20-30 fps I see solid 30+ on Windows 8. Both installs have same exact setup with drivers.

    If you really want to try out games, read the tutorials that Brink has worked hard on, on how to dual boot with Windows 8 and other OS.
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    Leicester
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    I already read all of those but i tried it today and it wouldn't boot into windows 7 again, i tried all the programs like easy bcd. but now it made me loose all my files on my hard drive.
    Last edited by Spoonhead98; 19 Apr 2014 at 15:57.
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