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Old 05-13-09, 12:27 PM   #1
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I can't run The Witcher on Windows 7RC. I get a message that says some driver is not compatible with this version of Windows. It looks like some kind of CD key protection driver?

Anyone else have this trouble?
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Old 05-13-09, 01:31 PM   #2
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IIRC if you have the non-Enhanced Edition based Witcher game then the one on the disc runs TAGES or something copy protection. If you go to the Witcher site and get the Enhanced edition version patch it will remove the tages protection.
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Old 05-13-09, 02:06 PM   #3
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IIRC if you have the non-Enhanced Edition based Witcher game then the one on the disc runs TAGES or something copy protection. If you go to the Witcher site and get the Enhanced edition version patch it will remove the tages protection.
I have the patch downloaded but it will not let me install it. I just get the same message
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Old 05-13-09, 05:21 PM   #4
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Running fine here, just make sure you update the tages driver:
http://www.tagesprotection.com/main....ge=minimum.htm
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I have tried everything i read and still cant get it to work. You would think if so many people are haveing this problem it would e easy to fix but that is not the case so if anyone could help me plez let me know. It tells me it is incompatible, i have windows 7 and i went thru all the steps to run it in the right mode and evey setting it trys i get the same results PLEZ HELP
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Old 01-08-11, 05:40 PM   #6
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I have tried everything i read and still cant get it to work. You would think if so many people are haveing this problem it would e easy to fix but that is not the case so if anyone could help me plez let me know. It tells me it is incompatible, i have windows 7 and i went thru all the steps to run it in the right mode and evey setting it trys i get the same results PLEZ HELP
You've installed the TAGES driver, as instructed to in the post above yours?

Alternatively, assuming you purchased the game legally, you could contact tech support and I'm sure they would help you fix your problem.
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Old 01-09-11, 07:34 AM   #7
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Mus make sure you're running all executables and shortcuts under the Compatibility options (right-click on the executable you're running (witcher.exe or something) - maybe compatibility with Win98. This advice is for all programs and applications you're running under Win7

Then run the program/executable/batch file with the Run As Admin(istrator) option, right-click again on the executable for that important option

UAC can be disabled too if you're au fait with security
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Old 01-09-11, 07:50 AM   #8
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Sorry, this isn't really helpful, but this thread is pretty popular. 20,000 views. I think it's 1st in google for this problem.
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Old 01-09-11, 08:58 AM   #9
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Default Re: The Witcher and Windows 7

To solve the tages problem go to the tages website, install the x64 or 32 driver, then go to control panel and uninstall it.(don't ask me why this works, it just does)

This will solve the issue with TAGES.

In order to install the enhanced edition patch, the directors cut, or any of the awesome free stuff they include you need a cd key and an electronically registered copy of the game.

If you purchased the witcher and didn't receive a CD key, like me. I had to contact tech support, explain the situation, and get a key from them.

If you can't install the patch...chances are you don't have a registered copy. Simply register your legally obtained copy of the witcher and you will be able to install the EE patch. Also keep in mind that the EE patch requires you to downloads both the EE patch and a language file before it will install.

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Old 01-09-11, 10:47 AM   #10
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Just so people know, this thread is almost 2 years old. I don't know if musman fixed his problem or not, but 357MAG has not fixed his.
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this thread is almost 2 years old

Older than Win7

He must have known something
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Old 01-09-11, 12:50 PM   #12
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this thread is almost 2 years old

Older than Win7

He must have known something
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