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Discus and support Game compatibility problems in Windows 10 in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I have a lot of old Windows XP PC games I have been trying to run on my new Windows 10 PC. Some install and run fine. Some do not install at all. Some... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by DavidLambert8, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. Game compatibility problems in Windows 10


    I have a lot of old Windows XP PC games I have been trying to run on my new Windows 10 PC. Some install and run fine. Some do not install at all. Some install fine but do not run runtime errors. Is there any way to fix these compatibility issues?

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    DavidLambert8, Jun 17, 2020
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  2. Windows 10 Game Compatibility

    Hello Debie,

    Thank you for your interest in Windows 10!

    There are some programs that need new definitions compatible with Windows 10. Till the time they are unavailable you can install the programs compatible with previous versions of operating system in compatibility mode. If you can access the executable (.exe)
    file for the game, I would suggest you to follow the below provided steps:

    Step 1: Download and save the game on the desktop.

    Step 2: Install the game in compatibility mode.

    • Right click on the .exe file, and click on Properties.
    • Go to the Compatibility tab.
    • Check the box for Run this program in compatibility mode for:
    • Select Windows 8 (or any other compatible OS) in the list of Operating systems.
    • Click OK.
    • Double-click the executable file to install the game and follow the onscreen instructions.
    • Reboot your computer.
    Additional information:

    Make older programs compatible with this version of Windows

    Hope this information is helpful. Do let us know if you need any further assistance, we'll be glad to assist you.
     
    Harkanwar Singh, Jun 17, 2020
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  3. Problem with games on Win 10

    Hi,



    Welcome to Microsoft Community. Your interest in Windows 10 is much appreciated.



    I would suggest you to install the game in compatibility mode and check if that helps.
    Follow these steps to install the game software in compatibility mode and check if that helps.


          • Right-click on the game setup file and click on
            ‘properties’.

          • Click on the ‘compatibility’ tab and check the box
            ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for’ and select Windows 8 operating system from the drop down menu and proceed with the installation. Once this is done, restart the computer and check if the issue persists.


    Keep us posted if you face any issues on windows in future. We will be glad to help you.
     
    Annu Singh, Jun 17, 2020
    #3
  4. Game compatibility problems in Windows 10

    Problem with Windows 10 taskbar and Full Screen games

    Hello Richard,

    Thank you for responding in Microsoft Community.



    I suggest you to try the below steps and check if it helps:

    Step 1: I suggest you to check the resolution of the game as well as the resolution with in the computer and see if you are able to play the games in full screen.



    Step 2: I suggest you to follow the below link to troubleshoot the issues related to DirectX graphics and gaming on Windows 10.

    DirectX Graphics and Gaming

    Also,

    Troubleshoot games

    You can install Windows 8/8.1 drivers in compatibility mode from Manufacturer's website, if there are no Windows 10 compatible drivers.

    Follow the steps to install in Compatibility mode:

    • Download the updated driver from the manufacturer’s website.
    • Right click the driver installation file and select Properties then tap or click the
      Compatibility tab.
    • Place a check in the Run this program in compatibility mode for: box.
    • Tap the drop down box and select a previous operating system, then tap or click
      OK.
    • Try installing the driver and check.

    Hope it helps. Kindly update the status of this issue, we will be happy to help you further.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Jun 17, 2020
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