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How to run Diablo 2 in Windows 7

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First things first, make sure you have Diablo 2 installed.

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  1. Right click the Diablo 2 icon
  2. Left click Properties
  3. Click Compatibility
  4. Check the checkbox “Run this program in compatibility for” and select: Windows XP (Service Pack 3)
  5. Check run in 256 colors
  6. Check Disable Desktop Composition
  7. Check Run this Program as Administrator (this will by-pass any User Account Control issues)
  8. Click Ok
  9. Now open Diablo(it should now run)


Note: It has also been reported that setting up and adding your Diablo 2 keys to will allow you to download a client from Blizzard that will run fine.