Author Topic: Windows 2003 R2 64-bit edition setup issues  (Read 2785 times)

Tom

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Windows 2003 R2 64-bit edition setup issues
« on: 2014-09-07 08:59:04 »
I have recently switched to 2003 as I like its interface more and it allows me to have more then 4GB ram, however after I re formatted and was re installing my programs and final fantasy VII I couldn't get the game running, it crashes after i hit new game and refuses to start up again unless i reboot the computer.  I installed 1.02 and OpenGL drivers but still it crashes when pressing new game.

Is 64 bit causing problems  :|

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Re: Windows 2003 R2 64-bit edition setup issues
« Reply #1 on: 2014-09-07 15:50:28 »
Seriously?  Just use Windows 7 or 8.1. Even linux with wine would work better.  I don't think anyone here can really say much as I doubt severely that anyone is actually using that OS and can duplicate the problem so if you decide to stick it out your probably on your own.  Just a guess, I imagine the graphics drivers don't work too well with that OS.

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Re: Windows 2003 R2 64-bit edition setup issues
« Reply #2 on: 2014-09-12 15:06:02 »
The OS is simply XP with a couple extra functions  :wink:
Most programs auto detect it as Windows XP

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Re: Windows 2003 R2 64-bit edition setup issues
« Reply #3 on: 2014-09-12 22:20:32 »
which is well over a decade old and no longer officially supported by the company that made it.  I would still recommend the upgrade

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Re: Windows 2003 R2 64-bit edition setup issues
« Reply #4 on: 2014-09-13 06:54:39 »
Windows 8.x doesn't come with terminal services which is the primary reason I'm using 2K3 it also costs $$$ to get it legit.

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Re: Windows 2003 R2 64-bit edition setup issues
« Reply #5 on: 2014-09-13 13:31:23 »
Linux :p

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Re: Windows 2003 R2 64-bit edition setup issues
« Reply #6 on: 2014-09-13 13:49:07 »
Debian all the way!

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Re: Windows 2003 R2 64-bit edition setup issues
« Reply #7 on: 2014-09-14 04:48:33 »
Ever heard of powershell, or yeah if your a terminal lover can't reccomend anything better than arch linux.

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Re: Windows 2003 R2 64-bit edition setup issues
« Reply #8 on: 2014-09-14 07:49:03 »
Well lets start with the problem, First post your App.log so we can see why the game is crashing (in the game folder it should be there after u ran the game and it crashed), This should give us a better idea of what is going on and hopefully it will be fixable without you having to install another OS,
But if you do decide to install another OS i recommend using Ubuntu, you can install it inside windows and dual boot with windows so you can still keep your W2K3 OS and have Linux as well.