Thursday, 19 April 2012

How to run Fable TLC under Vista and Windows 7

I have tried to find a solution on how to run Fable on windows because I could not make it to run. I have noticed lots of people have trouble running this game on Vista and Win 7 because the game was made for Windows XP only. As many others, I have tried setting compatibility mode to XP, run as admin, nothing helped. After installing the game, clicking on the desktop icon of Fable started the process (visible in Task Manager), but didn´t actually run the game. I have found out that this issue on modern systems could be caused by DEP (Data execution prevention). In Windows Vista and 7, DEP stops some programs from running properly. To fix this issue, go into Computer, System Properties, Advanced System Settings, click on tab Advanced and then choose Settings. The third tab in the window will be Data Execution Prevention and select: "Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select". Click add and browse for Fable.exe or its shortcut. Once its added, click Apply and Ok. Now you should be able to run Fable with no problems. This also applies to many other programs which might be crashing on your new system.


  1. nice, was searching for this kind of tip for a long time, thanks!

  2. Working fine after this :D
    Thank you very much !!! helped me a lot :)