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I have just put together a new gaming rig, having been without for a few years, and it won't run any of my old, windows XP compatible games.

My rig:
OS: Vista (64-bit) Home Premium
CPU: AMD 9850 Black Edition
- Graphics through the Radeon HD 3300 integrated chipset cause I just didn't have the extra cash to buy a card just yet...
RAM: 4GB Corsair Dominator Ram (2x 2GB
HD: 250GB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
PSU: Rosewill 950W 12V-ATX

It went together without a hitch and even loaded Vista rather smoothly. The problem was after I had loaded some of my older games (Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries and Knights of the Old Republic 1 & 2). None of them would run. They would bring up the screen where I could adjust the graphics before starting the game, but when I hit continue the game would crash. The rest of the PC seems to be fine, but the games don't work. In some cases (Mechwarrior) it doesn't even recognize that it even crashed!
My Motherboard's onboard graphics chipset should've been more than enough to handle those old games (in fact KotOR2 has a program that gauges your system compatibility with the game and I passed with flying colors!). Anyone have a clue what's going on?

Well, maybe this is what I get for breaching with the Cult of Mac so I could still play my beloved PC games....
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A lot of older software will not run on a 64-bit operating system, on the basis they were made when 64-bit was a new concept.
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