Microsoft Tinker


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ingow

I just installed Windows update KB954955 which is the game Tinker. When I
click on the start menu link or the tinker.exe file I get a small inker
window and then the message "Tinker.exe has stopped working ...". If I click
on the shortcut link in the Windows Games/Tinker directory the game starts,
but it is not displayed correctly. Basically I cannot see all of the buttons
and writing. I do not see any place to uninstall or repair the game. I see
where I can uninstall the update, but I cannot find the update on MS's site
when I do a search (so I can try to reinstall it).

Any thoughts ast what may be the problem and a solution?
 
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Tinker Master

If your PC and Vista Ultimate have all the right things and works without any
problem and, among other games, Tinker does not work, please try to create a
standard account newly and run Tinker there.

In my case, the above works.

The program that is consuming the CPU time 50% when you start Tinker is
lsass.exe. In my case, it has something to do with the account.

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obiecat

Have same problem with Vista Ultimate. Created standard account and works
there but not on administrator account. Looks like Microsoft would help
solve this problem. Why pay extra for Ultimate and then have to use a work
around to make it work?
obiecat
 
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Joe

Tinker Master said:
Have same problem with Vista Ultimate. Created standard account and
works there but not on administrator account. Looks like Microsoft
would help solve this problem. Why pay extra for Ultimate and then
have to use a work around to make it work?
Maybe the game is buggy, at least you get to play it. Runs fine on my
system, no extra CPU usage, but I'm running an i7 that pretty much laughs
at anything I throw at it.

/hugcomputer
 
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Carlo-Magno85

i just installed windows 7 RC, i would like to installa the game tinker.
However, i cant seem to find it anywhere. Does anyone know how anr/or how to
install it?

if someone knows pease email me:
(e-mail address removed)

thanks for your future help.
 
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James Matthews

1. Windows 7 is a new product and it has still quite a few bugs to be worked
on.
2. Since they are new programs you will not be able to find any older
versions of it

Have a good day
 
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Jeff

Is there a fix for microsoft Tinker. None of the options listed here have
worked for me. Neither a standard account, or reinstallation have cured the
problem. All I get is a message tinker.exe has stopped working. Nothing else.
Please help me with this if you can.

Jeff
 
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Arthur Pounder

Hello there,
OKay I have a solution .. maybe it's not perfect, but it works. The sad
thing is that it took many hours of grief from my youngest daughter to
motivate me ... if you believe that a grown partner can give you grief, just
try argueing with your young daughter and then receiving the cold shoulder ...

Solution ...

Before you choose to upgrade your Windows Vista Ultimate (WVU) machine; copy
the Tinker frolder, (and its contents) from the "C:\Program Files\Microsoft
Games" folder onto a USB stick. Then visiting the Microsoft download site
download DirectX9.

Once you have built your Win7 Ultimate machine, copy the "C:\Program
Files\Microsoft Games". Then opening the Tinker folder right click upon the
"tinker.exe" to set the compatibility as "Windows Vista (Service Pack2)".

Install DirectX9, and then when that has finished you will need to ensure
that the shortcut which you will need to pin to the start menu and copy into
the games list points to the executable "tinker.exe".

Any problems just post and I'll help where I can

Thank you

Arf's
 

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