So my wife finally got a PC that can run Viva Pinata, which she hasn't been able to play since her old laptop died. But the problem now is that we have windows 7, and Viva Pinata runs fine but won't let her save her game.
It says to press the "Home" key to create an account to save, but pressing the home key does exactly nothing.
A couple of things we've tried:
1) We tried a fix found on various forums that involved the command line "net stop cryptsvc" and removing a bunch of files with OEM in the name. Everyone said that worked, but for us it didn't.
2) We attempted to run the Windows 7 compatibility wizard, but it couldn't even find Viva Pinata at all. In fact, we can't find the .exe file for Viva Pinata at all in explorer.
I'm an old hand a XP, but neither my wife nor I have much experience with Windows 7, which from my wife's experience is wonderful until you try to do something that was simple in XP, in which case it becomes a lumbering idiot wondering why anyone would want to know a file extension.
Has anyone been able to get Viva Pinata, or any of those old Games for Windows games, running in windows 7? Are we pretty much stuck without ever being able to play Viva Pinata again because Microsoft "improved" everything?
Any help would be much appreciated.