For nostalgia’s sake, I wanted to see if it was possible to install Halo 2 PC (or Halo 2 for Windows Vista) on Windows 11. All it took was a little time, a fair amount of trial and error, and some troubleshooting when downloading Games for Windows Live in 2022. If you’re looking for some help doing the same for whatever reason (just remember that multiplayer achievements are no longer obtainable), follow this guide.

Here’s how to fix Halo 2 PC’s installation issues on Windows 10 & 11.

In early 2021, I purchased the Gateway Creators Series laptop with the RTX 2060 discrete graphics card (GWTN156-3BK) to get me through the next few months as availability for many of the 3060/3070 series laptops has become more and more ridiculous. The laptop has an amazing price to performance ratio, and has been available for as low as $649 at Walmart. At the time of this writing, the price has risen – it’s $799 – but still a decent value.

After some research and some trial and error, I was able to get the maximum performance out of this laptop by making some tweaks, adding some more RAM, upgrading the NVMe drive, and by flashing a 115w VBIOS to the graphics card.

Here’s how I was able to do it.

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There’s been a colossal breach that you need to know about. Yes, this is serious, and yes, you need to take action. This breach is extremely frustrating and depending on the information that Equifax has about you, this can very easily lead to your identity being stolen.

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