Windows 10: Microsoft 10 and Microsoft Links 2003 Solved

  1.    22 Dec 2015 #1

    Microsoft 10 and Microsoft Links 2003


    I have enjoyed playing this Microsoft Links 2003 game for many years. Initially in Vista and then upgraded to Win 8 where I played it successfully. Since buying my new Dell Inspiron computer with a Win 10 operating system I am able to download the game but then when I try to start it I find that I can't open the programme and play it..
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       27 Dec 2015 #2

    Does it give any kind of error or does it just not start?

    Try running it in Windows XP compatibility mode by right clicking on the shortcut then selecting "Properties". Go to the Compatibility tab, check the box next to "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" and select Windows XP. Checking "Run this program as administrator" in the same tab might help as well.

    Keep in mind that that game is almost 13 years old, so it may just not be compatible anymore.
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  3.    28 Dec 2015 #3

    MS 10 and MS Links2003


    Many thanks for taking an interest by replying.
    Relevant error messages are that upon trying to run the programme a pop-up says 'Insert disk 2003#CD1 into your CD Rom drive.' I do so and get second message which says 'Links 2003 cannot verify your disk.'
    I guess you're right to point out that this is a fourteen year old programme and having already tried the 'compatibility suggestions you made without any success I must reluctantly accept it can go no further except a short trip to the scrap can!!
    With thanks, fgc1993
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  4.    29 Dec 2015 #4

    Does links have securom or safedisc ? MS has screwed many of us over but ripping out the secdrv.sys driver from Windows 10 consigning a great number of games to the scrapheap. I hate securom/safedisc but what MS has done is too draconian.
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  5.    29 Dec 2015 #5

    MS 10 and MS Links2003


    Thanks for taking interest.
    I got a response from 'Links2003Countryclub' pro shop with a link to a download that when installed got me back up and running. I'm delighted and grateful for those who offered advice
    many thanks
    fgc1993

    Scottyboy99 said: View Post
    Does links have securom or safedisc ? MS has screwed many of us over but ripping out the secdrv.sys driver from Windows 10 consigning a great number of games to the scrapheap. I hate securom/safedisc but what MS has done is too draconian.
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  6.    29 Dec 2015 #6

    Glad you got it running. The secdrv.sys thing is a real issue for those of us owning games released circa 2002-2009, games that would otherwise run on Windows 10 but for the move of MS. I had a tiger woods 08 golf game (among many others) affected. Had to resort to methods unlikely to be allowed in forum discussion to play a game I legitimately own and paid for. Anyway the main thing is your back on the fairway!

    cheers, Wayne
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    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview x64
       29 Dec 2015 #7

    fgc1993 said: View Post
    Thanks for taking interest.
    I got a response from 'Links2003Countryclub' pro shop with a link to a download that when installed got me back up and running. I'm delighted and grateful for those who offered advice
    many thanks
    fgc1993
    Glad to hear you got it working. I was coming in here to bring up the SecuROM thing, but I guess that's unnecessary now. Enjoy your golfing!
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  8.    12 Oct 2016 #8

    Links LS 2000


    Hello .... can you offer help for links ls 2000 ????????????? PLEASE. cant get it to fully install on win 10 pc. thanks in advance.
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