Has anybody played this game in Vista? It would not run on my PC... crashes back to Vista after a few minutes into the game. I could not even change the resolution as doing so also causes a crash. I have updated the video drivers (nVidia) but still the game crashes.
I am pretty sure it is the game as I have been playing COD4 and Bioshock with no problems in Vista.
Well it turns out you might not need to do the hack I outlined above to play the game in Vista. After a little digging, I found out that the GoW Game Icon is actually installed inside the Games Folder (along with Chess Titans, etc.). Launching the game from by clicking on the icon inside the Games folder (assuming the dvd is in the drive) will probably avoid the crashes I encountered.
The problem is I got used to seeing all the icons of installed games displayed in the desktop or the quick launch bar in XP. Even COD4 installs its icons in the desktop in Vista. GoW as well as Bioshock though installs the icons inside the Game folder.
If you still encounter crashes in GoW, its just a matter on right clicking the icon, clicking Customize..., selecting Play and clicking on Edit, then on the dialog that pops up, select Compatibility and checking the option Run Game as Administrator. This produces the exact same effect I outlined in the hack above.
Here is the GoW icon inside Vista's Games Folder, note the recommended hardware requirements, as well as the game rating as outlined on the "properties" window to the right of the game icons: