Jump to content
Ghost Recon.net Forums

Ghost Recon Not Running on Windows 7 (Server 2008 R2)

Recommended Posts


Been a long time since I've been on the forum. I've felt like playing a little ghost recon except there's only one issue.

I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2 and the game does not run when I try to run it. It will show up in the processes in task manager, but disappears a few seconds after. I've done about everything I have read, trying different options.xml files, disabling the fullscreen and intro videos, all that and no luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I really want to get back to playing some Ghost Recon.


Note: I can run it in Windows XP on dual boot, but after a little it will blue screen, so that isn't an option.

Link to post
Share on other sites


If you have installed from a disc set it will not work on Win 7 or higher. Some how Micro Soft messed up how it reads the digital rights management on the disc sets with these operating systems. The last time my disc set worked was when I was using Windows XP. 
The Steam version works as that's what I had to do to play GR after my disc set no longer worked when I installed them on Win 7 and now 10. Sorry can't give a better explanation.

Try reading the second post here:

Edited by wombat50
Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry, was trying to figure out how to keep it from double spacing when  entering text and inadvertently posted the dang thing.
I know if you shift + enter that will single space but a bit of a pain.  Even my email does it but found a fix for it. Oh well.

Edited by wombat50
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...