Windows 10: I want my old windows 7 games back

Discus and support I want my old windows 7 games back in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; I hate Freecell and Spider Solitaire and all the rest of the 'included' games that come with Windows 7. Not only are the mechanics and the graphics... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by DWFII, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. DWFII Win User

    I want my old windows 7 games back


    I hate Freecell and Spider Solitaire and all the rest of the 'included' games that come with Windows 7. Not only are the mechanics and the graphics crap, the advertising really bugs me--this is what we pay M$ for when we purchase or upgrade the OS?

    I have seen some suggestions that the old Win 7 suite of games can be restored from somewhere in the Windows-old folder. Can someone provide a link or layout a tutorial on how to do this?

    And while I'm at it, is there anyway to uninstall the Win 10 games? I want to get rid of everything that includes advertising--it's just spam.

    :)
     
    DWFII, Oct 9, 2019
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  2. Wanting to run old games

    Hi Jameson,

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

    I would suggest you to refer the below link and check the compatibility of the game with Windows 10.

    Explore Windows 10 OS, Computers, Apps, & More | Microsoft

    You may also try installing the game in compatibility mode.
    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.
    If the issue still persists, I would suggest you to get in touch with the game manufacturer if it’s specific to that particular game.

    Keep us posted if you face any issues on windows in future. We will be glad to help you.
     
    Annu Singh, Oct 9, 2019
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  3. Polarman Win User
    Windows 7 Gaming Compatibility ?

    Just out of curiosity, for those who are running Windows 7 (whatever build). Do you have any trouble running certain games? How about those oldies?

    For my part, i'm using Vista 32bit and all my games (New, Old and Ancient) all work fine.

    Does the same rule apply in Windows 7 ?

    Anyone wants to start a list?
     
    Polarman, Oct 9, 2019
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  4. Sonido Win User

    I want my old windows 7 games back

    Windows 7 Gaming Compatibility ?

    If it runs on Vista, it will run on 7.
     
    Sonido, Oct 9, 2019
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