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The MVP 2005 and Windows 10 Thread

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From a Tiger Woods Coursedownloads member:

I would advise not upgrading to W10 right away. Let them work out the kinks first. I am a professional remote support (freelance) techie for Windows Operating Systems, I honestly know my stuff very well.

I have advised everyone I know that since Windows 7 will receive Windows Updates until Jan 2020, there is no rush to get into a new operating system from Microsoft.

IMHO, Microsoft is doing such a huge advertising campaign this time around they are making Windows users feel compelled to upgrade to Windows 10, just because it''s free. I have to install all new operating systems from Microsoft for consumers because I need to know how to repair, tweak and optimize the systems. I installed the W10 upgrade and was not impressed with the final version. To be candid, it''s still much easier for the average computer user to navigate Windows 7.

In a few words: Windows 10 has too much junk in it in terms of the Start Menu/All Programs. Windows 7 has those two featues in excellently configured and everyone loves a helpful Start Button. ;)

I also believe Windows 7 to be the flagship Operating System from Microsoft since Windows XP.

Last but not least, the old adage: "if it ain''t broken, don''t fix it."

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Just an opinion from being in the IT field for several years and doing sysadmin stuff for Windows machines,

I find even Windows 8.1 to be better than Windows 7 as it is. Faster boot, lighter OS...with no real downsides.

Windows 10 is pretty much Windows 7 with all of the actual improvements that Windows 8/8.1 brought in. It's more efficient with its hardware, more secure, faster startup/shutdowns and better Windows Update handling. Odds are with the lack of Aero (which was an issue with graphics cards at the time of W7 release) you'll get a few more frames out of your games too. If you use the Windows store to install desktop applications (i.e. NOT the metro ones introduced in Windows 8), you'll be glad to find that they're more than likely not to clutter up your system unnecessarily with random registry keys that are left behind, etc.

On a side note, with Windows 10 being the first OS that Microsoft will be offering as a "service", you'll be receiving new features that Microsoft develops as they're released through Windows Update along with all of the security patches. You can opt out of the features for up to several months, but the security/critical updates are mandatory and will install themselves. If you're the family IT guy like I am, you can be relieved to find that you'll no longer have to ask which version of Windows they're on, you'll just be able to assume "Windows 10", and most importantly because this is the first OS which Microsoft has attempted to do a rolling release (meaning everything gets updated on your machine when MS pushes out an update) with, you will always have the most recent build on your machine.

I dumped W7 years ago and never looked back. It was a great OS for its time.

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Personally I like W10 so far but I added some 3rd party start programs so it looks more like W7.  I assumed there would be some glitches early on as in my case I can't get MVP15 to even boot up.  Thats why I continue to do a dual boot with Win 7 on one SSD and Win 10 on the other.  Evenually when Win 10 works with everything I do then I will put away the Win 7 SSD.  Strange though if everyone is installing MVP the same way that there is different results.  I have clean installed MVP twice, the last time on C: drive.  I run it on Win 7 installed on my D: drive program (86) folder which shouldn't work but it works perfectly.  I probably will finish this season on Win 7 and try again next year on Win 10.

Edited by stealth2920

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Yes you can, in Windows 10 make a new partition by using Disk Management and when you're going through the Windows 7 installation, go to drive options and install on that new partition. Afterwards when you boot up it will ask which OS you want to use.

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I am having the same Problem also on Windows 10.  I tried all the compatibility modes and ran as administrator, But it will not start.

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Hello all,

I recently upgraded to Windows 10. I attempted to run MVP Baseball with the settings I used before in Windows 7 (run in compatibility mode for Windows XP and run as administrator). However, the game will not even start. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

Same for me too. Uninstalled and reinstalled and the game won't even start!

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After upgrading to windows 10,I´m not able to play like before.It runs like fast forward.Gameplay and even the menu is too fast.I tried turn on/off v-sync and tested several  compatibility modes.It seems to be even faster with a lower resolution like 640x480.At 1280x1024 it seems to run in normal speed,but the game is kind of laggy /stuttering ,even with ok fps.So for me its unplayable now.I reinstalled the game and tried to use different patches,before mod my game,nothing works(it´s unplayable modded and unmodded).Maybe,it´s a graphic card thing under Win 10 (my card was not detected-i had to install a driver manually),my card is an old Radeon x550-but i never had problems to play this game with or without mods. :(

Edited by StAhL

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Allot of us did a clean install of Win 10 after first upgrading from whatever OS.  Has anyone just did the upgrade from Win 7 that kept all their programs etc. and has MVP still working?  On the Win 10 forums seems like the people that just did the upgrade, most of their previously installed software still works.

After upgrading to windows 10,I´m not able to play like before.It runs like fast forward.Gameplay and even the menu is too fast.I tried turn on/off v-sync and tested several  compatibility modes.It seems to be even faster with a lower resolution like 640x480.At 1280x1024 it seems to run in normal speed,but the game is kind of laggy /stuttering ,even with ok fps.So for me its unplayable now.I reinstalled the game and tried to use different patches,before mod my game,nothing works(it´s unplayable modded and unmodded).Maybe,it´s a graphic card thing under Win 10 (my card was not detected-i had to install a driver manually),my card is an old Radeon x550-but i never had problems to play this game with or without mods. :(

I have an AMD R290 card and running the Win 10 Video drivers and still can't get the game to even turn on at all.

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I performed the Win 10 Pro upgrade over my Win 7 Ultimate and have 64 bit.  I have not been able to get MVP to even start from the icon.  I do have all patches through #5.  I have tried to run as admin and use all the compatibility modes with no success. Hoping for a solve eventually!

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I've never gotten the game to work on Windows 8 or Windows 10.  The game will load fine, menus are fine and franchise simulation is fine.  but each time I try to PLAY a game it crashes.  If anyone has any tips It'd be greatly appreciated!

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Hi folks,

I'm new to the forum, and came here hoping someone had found a solution. I know what the problem is, at least for an unmodded game:

MVP Baseball 2005 uses SafeDisc v2, which uses a file called SECDRV.SYS to validate the disc. This normally shipped with Windows, but Microsoft appears to have pulled it from Windows 10. Every game I have tested that uses this form of copy protection exhibits the following behavior:

 - If you try to run it, you get told to log in with Administrator Privileges and to try again.

 - If you then set "Run as Admin" compatibility mode, the message disappears, but the game doesn't start.

 - Keeping a window open for C:\WINDOWS\SYSWOW64\DRIVERS shows SECDRV.SYS appearing (apparently put there by the game) at the moment you try to start the game.

 - The Windows event log shows that SECDRV.SYS failed to load. The problem, it seems, is that the failed driver load is making these games fail their copy protection.

On my Windows 64-bit 8.1 system, C:\WINDOWS\WINSXS has a folder called amd64_macrovision-protection-safedisc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16384_none_4e6b3758913c9240 with a SECDRV.SYS in it, presumably the one that ships with Windows. Windows 10 had such a folder in early builds (I found this by looking at error logs posted online), but it is missing from the release build.

 

When I have time I might do another Win 10 disk image, copy that Macrovision folder from my Win 7 installation on my other SSD and then reinstall the game and see what happens.  Unless you already tried that.  I am dual booting so I have Win 7 on another SSD that I have been playing the game from.

Win 10 didn't have that folder so I copied the one from Win 7 and clean installed the game in the C: folder.  Didn't add any mods or anything but unfortunately the game does not even attempt to start.

Edited by stealth2920

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After upgrading to windows 10,I´m not able to play like before.It runs like fast forward.Gameplay and even the menu is too fast.I tried turn on/off v-sync and tested several  compatibility modes.It seems to be even faster with a lower resolution like 640x480.At 1280x1024 it seems to run in normal speed,but the game is kind of laggy /stuttering ,even with ok fps.So for me its unplayable now.I reinstalled the game and tried to use different patches,before mod my game,nothing works(it´s unplayable modded and unmodded).Maybe,it´s a graphic card thing under Win 10 (my card was not detected-i had to install a driver manually),my card is an old Radeon x550-but i never had problems to play this game with or without mods. :(

So I think,i solved my problem,by using MSI Afterburner to set my max fps at 60.I think on the first page,someone had the same problem and he limited the fps.Now the gameplay looks a little bit slow,but maybe that´s  pure imagination :D 

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So I think,i solved my problem,by using MSI Afterburner to set my max fps at 60.I think on the first page,someone had the same problem and he limited the fps.Now the gameplay looks a little bit slow,but maybe that´s  pure imagination :D 

At least your getting the game to run.  Most of us the game won't even turn on.  Luckily I am dual booting with Win 7 so I can continue to play.  I worry about next season when I probably won't be dual booting.

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