For Windows XP
Usually its really easy to disable and enable a lan connection in windows7, but its not the same in windows xp. Once you disable the LAN the process gets off the taskbar. Then you have to go all the way to the Network Connections folder and enable it.
An easy way would be to make a short-cut of it from the Network Connections folder onto your desktop, by right clicking and creating a shortcut. Now rename it the way you like. Now enable/disable is as simple as right clicking that icon and clicking on Enable/Disable.
This is not such a great how to but it helps 😉
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Ive installed the game in my laptop which is running on windows 7 basic on an intel i5 processor, and ive installed this on my Desktop which is running on Windows Xp Sp3 running on an amd athlon. It seemed to work fine on my Laptop and my desktop but later on the wouldnt start.
Every time i start the game on my xp system. The opening screen would pop up and I would get an error report. The usual windows error report saying “Send/Don’t send”.
Although it works fine on my windows 7. But i guess that is not the real problem. Cos i’ve read enough articles and forums online to confirm that people running their pcs on win 7 also have the problem. I typed down this article so that you guys get a single source of information to what all you can try to run the game with success …
What I Tried:
I reinstalled it several times. Didn’t work. Although it takes a LOT of time.
I installed in some other folder rather than the default folder. Didn’t work. Although, one person from one of the forums said it worked for him so you might want to try that out.
I restarted my system. No effect.
I disabled the lan. Started the game. It ran perfectly. ! … I would suggest you do this first rather than all the other stuff. This consumes less time and you can cross out if it doesn’t work and move on to the other stuff..
More to try:
This worked for me… But if it still doesnt work for you.
Try right clicking the exe file and running as the admin. It has worked for some people.
Wait 15 days and run the game again . Even this has worked for some people.
Although i have no clue or logical explanation as to how this could work but it did and I believe it because it has happened to me sometimes. Not with this particular piece of software but with something else that i dont remember.
It might be irritating to Enable/Disable LAN in Win xp systems. Here’s a quick tip about how to Enable and Disable and How you can do it easily. Its pretty obvious, but then. Just take a look if you want to. Click here!
Try it out and post your comments if you are finding any difficulties…
Glad to help…