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Running older games on Win7


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I am asking this for a friend.(I have no time to play games)

 

I installed a game disc for her. All games play except one-the one she plays most. Bingo.

It is a 251 Collectors Edition game disc from eGames 2003. She had it on an XP machine and they all played. Every game opens/plays except Bingo. A pop up box reads Browser Please insert the CD into the CD ROM drive. If possible she wants to play it without having to put the disc in every time.

Is it because the different OS or some other reason?

 


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Play older games on windows 7 in xp compatibility mode.


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rockmilk-thanks for the link.

Even in compatibility mode it still asks for the disc to be installed.

Virtual Windows XP Program will not work on her Win 7 Home Premium  SP1. It's 64 bit which I forgot to post originally.

So she will either have to use the disc every time or use an old XP machine I have.


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Or perhaps use a virtual machine, and install xp on it. If you have an xp disk, this is a viable option. :)


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been years since i've played any windows games but if memory serves some games always needed the disk in the drive to play them and the only way i could get around that was to make an iso image of the disk and then mount that iso image when i wanted to play the game.

 

sorry been way to long since i've done that to offer any detailed how to instructions but maybe now you know how i overcame the same problem it will help you anyway.

 

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Or perhaps use a virtual machine, and install xp on it. If you have an xp disk, this is a viable option. :)

I do own an XP disk. But I am not familiar with the term virtual machine. Do you have a link that explains this as well?


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been years since i've played any windows games but if memory serves some games always needed the disk in the drive to play them and the only way i could get around that was to make an iso image of the disk and then mount that iso image when i wanted to play the game.

 

sorry been way to long since i've done that to offer any detailed how to instructions but maybe now you know how i overcame the same problem it will help you anyway.

 

:popcorn:

Thanks Terry1966 I do know how to make/mount an iso image. I didn't even think of that. :idea:


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Or perhaps use a virtual machine, and install xp on it. If you have an xp disk, this is a viable option. :)

I do own an XP disk. But I am not familiar with the term virtual machine. Do you have a link that explains this as well?

 

 

 

Virtual Box.


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She doesn't have enough RAM for the VB. But she did remember she had an old XP in the cellar. Waiting for new fan to get here for it! Problem solved!! Thanks all!!


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