I believe Windows 7 SP1 is causing my computer games to constantly minimize and crash. :'(

Dan50

Senior Member
#1
This didn't happen before SP1. I tried playing Ultimate Doom, Wolf 3d and GTA 3 (which I installed after SP1 sadly). I thought it was just GTA 3 being non 64 bit compatible but then I noticed other games I had were doing it as well. How can I fix this?
 


Dan50

Senior Member
#2
Anyone know how to fix this? DOSBOX works ok.
 


Saltgrass

Excellent Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#3
The only thing I might suggest is to update or reinstall your video drivers. My games seem to be acting normally, but it did freeze once where I had not seen it before.
 


Dan50

Senior Member
#4
The only thing I might suggest is to update or reinstall your video drivers. My games seem to be acting normally, but it did freeze once where I had not seen it before.

How do I do that?
 


Saltgrass

Excellent Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#5
Use Device manager (devmgmt.msc in the search box) and select your display adapter and right click.

Do you know what graphics system you have?
 


Dan50

Senior Member
#6
Mobile Intel 4 Express Chipset Family. I checked for updates and its up to date.
 


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#7
If you've been keeping windows updated via auto update then just uninstall SP1 it's not really needed as it is basically just a rollup of all the previously released security/update fixes
 


Dan50

Senior Member
#8
Problem seems to have fixed itself. :) No idea why. Hope it stays this way.
 


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