I had to do a system refresh after the system went south, after some windows security patches. After the refresh the game will not run I did save my user data. I am wondering if that is the problem the game just stops. I am dual booting windows 7 and windows 8, I reinstalled the game to windows 7 but would rather run it on windows 8. I like the windows 8 interface. The problem with the game not running in windows 8 I expect to be a problem with the OS or rather environmental. Windows 8 has not even had the first service pack released yet. I expect that Microsoft is just beginning compile a list of problems to fix.