I am somewhat baffled by this..... Whenever I try to play a game on my Win 7 laptop (older Toshiba Tecra S3, 1.86Ghz, nvidia Go6600, 1 Gig RAM) I see the screen flicker and then nothing happens. I open up the Task Manager and see that the rundll32.exe is pinned @ 100% (or close to) and nothing is happening. I kill the process, and all is well in the world again. Granted I am trying to play older games and have not experienced this with any other apps. I have tried full re-installs of the games (with patches) and still to no avail. Is this a possible compatability issue? Should I invest in a newer laptop that supports virtualization and rin Win XP as a Virtual Machine and go that way? Any help will be appreciated. - Grapeman.