Windows 7 Halo 2 will not run - gets "LIVE Gaming on Windows failed to initialize"

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  1. winfubar

    winfubar New Member

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    I've been running Halo 2 on the Windows 7 RC for several months and it would always start correctly. I finally installed the Windows 7 Home Premium today to replace the RC, and when I try to start the game, I get this message:
    "LIVE Gaming on Windows failed to initialize. This may be because another LIVE Gaming on Windows application (such as the Halo 2 dedicated server) is running on the same machine. Otherwise, reinstalling the game may fix this problem"

    I've uninstalled/reinstalled the game several times and I still get this message. I've listed the processes running and I don't see anything that applies to Halo or Windows Live.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. winfubar

    winfubar New Member

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    I should have added that this is on a HP, 64 bit Windows and occurs during the install, which it aborts out of.
     
  3. Highwayman

    Highwayman Extraordinary Member

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    Try install games for windows live BEFORE installing the game, it should see its there and skip that issue
     
  4. LUCIANOTN

    LUCIANOTN New Member

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    ciao a tutti sono luciano di trento
    anche a me succede come a vinfubar e non so come muovermi dopo aver disinstallato il gioco....
    ho appena preso il computer con windows 7 e non so come fare per far si che Halo 2 funzioni....
    da dove si parte per installare i giochi per windows live come ha suggerito highwaymann?
    AIUTO!!!!
     
  5. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Translation:
    hello to everyone Luciano di Trento
    happens to me as vinfubar and do not know how to go after you uninstall the game ....
    I just got the computer with Windows 7 and do not know how to do it that Halo 2 functions ....
    where you start to install the games for windows live as suggested highwaymann?
    HELP!!

    You can download the games for windows live here:

    Get the Games for Windows - LIVE Client
     

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