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

ssandoval83

New Member
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus K55A
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 3rd Gen
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4000
    Sound Card
    Audioquest Dragonfly 1.2 + Realtek "HD" Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Built in + Sony 24" PS3 Display (3D)
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 (Built in) + 1920x1080 (3D display)
    Hard Drives
    750 GB 5400 RPM HDD
    PSU
    RocketFish 90w Power Brick
    Keyboard
    Logitec K400r
    Mouse
    Logitech M215
    Internet Speed
    1.5 Mbps down , 350 Kbps up (Rural)
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq Presario 061
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    1GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Ati radeon xpress 200
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1
    Screen Resolution
    1152x864
    Hard Drives
    1. 80 Gb
    2. 1TB
    PSU
    no
    Case
    Compaq
    Internet Speed
    12 kb/s
    Browser
    Torch
    Antivirus
    Bit defender 2013
    Other Info
    It is an average pc

loveandpower

New Member
Power User
-make sure to run as admin
-make sure to allow access in firewall
-try different compatibility options
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    iBUYPOWER
    CPU
    AMD 8320
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon 7850
    Screen Resolution
    1024x768
    Case
    Azza Solaris
    Internet Speed
    50MBps download/10MBps upload
    Browser
    Chrome/Firefox/Internet Explorer
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes PRO

ssandoval83

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

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus K55A
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 3rd Gen
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4000
    Sound Card
    Audioquest Dragonfly 1.2 + Realtek "HD" Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Built in + Sony 24" PS3 Display (3D)
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 (Built in) + 1920x1080 (3D display)
    Hard Drives
    750 GB 5400 RPM HDD
    PSU
    RocketFish 90w Power Brick
    Keyboard
    Logitec K400r
    Mouse
    Logitech M215
    Internet Speed
    1.5 Mbps down , 350 Kbps up (Rural)
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
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....
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq Presario 061
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    1GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Ati radeon xpress 200
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1
    Screen Resolution
    1152x864
    Hard Drives
    1. 80 Gb
    2. 1TB
    PSU
    no
    Case
    Compaq
    Internet Speed
    12 kb/s
    Browser
    Torch
    Antivirus
    Bit defender 2013
    Other Info
    It is an average pc

Metalman

Member
Member
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit with Media Center
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS M1730

ssandoval83

New Member
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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus K55A
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 3rd Gen
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4000
    Sound Card
    Audioquest Dragonfly 1.2 + Realtek "HD" Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Built in + Sony 24" PS3 Display (3D)
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 (Built in) + 1920x1080 (3D display)
    Hard Drives
    750 GB 5400 RPM HDD
    PSU
    RocketFish 90w Power Brick
    Keyboard
    Logitec K400r
    Mouse
    Logitech M215
    Internet Speed
    1.5 Mbps down , 350 Kbps up (Rural)
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
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