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How Do I Run Older Games That Won't Run in Windows 7?


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moondog830

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I want to play a few games that I got when I had WinXP. I have Windows 7 Home Premium, so I can't use XP Mode.

 

Does anyone have a solution to this, other than me purchasing 7 Ultimate or 8 or whatever?

 

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Hello moondog830  :wave:

 

Please read this article -- Make older programs run in a later version of Windows

 

Please follow up, regardless if good or bad we like to know. :)


Edited by humble2k14, 07 April 2014 - 03:25 PM.

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Everything I tried using that link does not work. Not sure what to do now :(

 

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What game is it?

 

You may also try this: Install and use Windows XP Mode in Windows 7


Edited by humble2k14, 07 April 2014 - 04:53 PM.

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It's actually a series of games, but for starters Napoleon in Russia by Talonsoft ... no longer for sale and no updates available .... that I know of. 

 

I can't install and use Windows XP Mode in Windows 7 because I have Home Premium and Windows XP Mode is only usable with 

 

Applies to these editions of Windows 7
 

Professional

Ultimate

Enterprise

 

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Unfortunately I don't think there are any options left unless someone else has an idea. Have you tried visiting the company support forums for those who designed them?


Edited by humble2k14, 07 April 2014 - 05:09 PM.

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The company that designed them is long out of business ... but I work for the original programmer ... I will ask him if he has anything.

 

Thanks!

 

 

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Alright good luck. :thumbsup:


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thanks ... appreciate the help ...

 

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What about Virtual Box (or any VM) running Windows XP?


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Doesn't this require a copy of XP to be able to run XP? I mean ... that's what I think I needed when I tried this before. Or am I just reading the instructions wrong?

 

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moondog830,

 

Yes as far as I know this would require a copy of Windows XP to "virtually" run "behind" your main operating system (in your case Windows 7) via Virtualbox.


Edited by humble2k14, 08 April 2014 - 04:35 PM.

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Hi Moondog830,

 

If you're still around and still require help you could try this (If you haven't already).

 


Running a file in Compatibility Mode
  • Locate the game executable (.exe) Not the shortcut!
  • Right click on the file and click Properties
  • In the drop down box, press Run this program in compatibility mode for:
  • Select Windows XP (Service Pack 3)
  • Press Apply

 

 
Let me know if this helps!
 
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Edited by Bismillah, 12 April 2014 - 09:48 AM.

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I tried that as one of the first attempts at working this out. Apparently what I will do now ... I will set up an old machine that has XP on it and that will take care of this issue. 

 

If I can afford 7 Ultimate or Pro down the road, I will buy it and that will allow me to do it on this machine.

 

Thanks to all of you for your suggestions. it's a shame that Microsoft can't/didn't make this easier. 

 

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What games are you trying to run? I may have them myself.


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