How to get Black and white 2 running on windows 7, 8 & 8.1

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This is a short guide to getting Black and white 2 running on windows 7 and up.
Step 1: Go to the start menu and in the search bar type cmd and right click and run as administrator.
Step 2: type sc config secdrv start= disabled
Step 3: type sc config secdrv start= demand
Step 4: type sc stop secdrv
After that run the game and enjoy 🙂

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  1. I can get this game to run (technically) but it's just one problem after another. When you get around the copyright protection you have blocks of land texture disappearing. You can fix this by running in compatibility mode for Windows 98 but then the audio stutters every time you press a key. You can get around that by playing without sound. Great. Fixed. Right? WRONG. I was about 20 minutes into the Norseland level and then the game crashed. I can't load the save I had on that land, either.
    I have:
    -Updated display and audio drivers
    -Found and installed patches one to three, all in order and deleted my game profile and started anew
    -Re enabled the copyright protection driver
    -Run in several different compatibility modes.

    The only conclusion I can come to is that this game doesn't age well on aging PCs, which mine is despite playing every other game I've had on it for years fine. I can only try upgrading my hardware now and if that doesn't work I can always just try suicide.

  2. So I've finished playing black and white 2 and I've typed in " sc stop secdrv" it says in the command prompt
    Service name : secdrv
    type: kernel driver
    state: stopped
    Win32_exit_code : 0 <0x0>
    Service_exit_ code : 0 <0x0>
    Checkpoint : 0x0
    Wait_hint : 0x0
    does this mean the computer is now protected again? It just I load black and white and it still starts up, am I doing it right sorry I'm a bit of a noob and don't know what I'm doing

  3. C:WINDOWSsystem32>sc start secdrv
    [SC] StartService FAILED 1275:

    This driver has been blocked from loading

    C:WINDOWSsystem32>sc stop secdrv
    [SC] ControlService FAILED 1062:

    The service has not been started.

    That's what I get on Windows 10 Home Edition. Game still does not start.

  4. thank you so much for this. it worked well for me. (windows 7) only thing different i had to do was run the game as administrator as well. so happy to play this again

  5. hello there! unfortunately, this didnt work :/

    i cant even install it. at ~ 98% it crashes, says me that nothing on my system has changed due to some syntax/volume error.
    also, wenn i open up the autorun, there are some question marks in the text like this "welcome to installation of black & white ?2" exactly like this.. even letters like "ä, ö" are displayed as a " ? "

    i even tried to install it in several compabillity modes but nothing worked so far

    im going crazy since nothing seems to get rid of this :/

  6. Hi, I've done everything that says in the video, but when I want to enter the game I get this:Please enter the correct DVD-ROM, select OK and restart the application

    please help me

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