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I just pulled out my old game box (Some very old - Win95/XP) and I'm finding out that most won't run on my Win7 x64 system, even in compatibility mode. So far they all install fine but won't run. Is it just Win7 in general, the x64 bit, or just total OS incompatibility? Is there a way to get them to run, or am I doomed to building an older system just to play these games?

I miss my older games! Any solutions / tricks will be extremely appreciated!

Thanks in advance ...
post #2 of 14
Some old games have community made patches that fix their compatibility with windows 7, others work fine when installed and run as administrator combined with a (trial and error) compat mode. Really old DOS titles can be run inside dosbox.
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I know Diablo and Warcraft games have to run in 60 hertz or they won't run.
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it's possible to have both windows XP and windows 7 on the same machine and switch between operating systems when you need to.
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Yes, you can use a virtual machine running XP Its fairly easy
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Yes, you can use a virtual machine running XP Its fairly easy
This. I've got a Virtual XP and Ubuntu installed on mine. The XP, I can play tons of older games.
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This. I've got a Virtual XP and Ubuntu installed on mine. The XP, I can play tons of older games.
Or sometimes even safe mode works! That's how I got AOEII to work on my computer!
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Edited by ronnin426850 - 2/21/11 at 12:30pm
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Spamming every thread, s1 ban
Would be best not to quote the original post, ronnin.

"Report and move along."
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Would be best not to quote the original post, ronnin.

"Report and move along."
Why? Does that make any difference?
Anyway, thats epic OFF-TOPIC
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