Windows 10: Old games

Discus and support Old games in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; Microsoft, please bring back working DirectDraw into Windows 10 and repair crashes of old versions of Warblade game.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by ZdzisławPiątek, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. Old games


    Microsoft, please bring back working DirectDraw into Windows 10 and repair crashes of old versions of Warblade game.

    :)
     
    ZdzisławPiątek, Mar 21, 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.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/compatibility/CompatCenter/Home

    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, Mar 21, 2019
    #2
  3. When I updated to windows 10 my old 101 puzzle and logic games are not working

    Hello,

    I appreciate if you could answer a
    few questions to narrow down the issue and to provide you better assistance.

    • How did you installed these games on your Computer? Is it through CD/DVD or Windows Store?
    • When you say, "old 101 puzzle" are you referring to Microsoft Jigsaw puzzles?

    As you have already tried different troubleshooting steps with no avail, I suggest you to contact the game manufacturer regarding this matter for assistance and check if this helps.

    Write to us with the above information and status of the issue to assist you further.

    Thank You.
     
    ThofikhAhamad, Mar 21, 2019
    #3
  4. Old games

    Unable to play old games in Windows 10

    Hello Larry,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

    Please provide more information to help you better:


    • What is the exact issue that you are facing with old games on Windows 10?

    • On which operating system that the games ran successfully?

    • Which game are you referring to?

    • Do you get any error message?

    You might be facing this issue due to the incompatibility of the game with Windows 10. So I suggest you to install the game in compatibility mode and check if it helps.

    Now, to install in Compatibility Mode, follow these steps:

    a. Locate the executable file (.exe file) for the driver installation program.

    b. Right-click the file, and then click Properties.

    c. In the Package Name Properties dialog box, click the Compatibility tab.

    d. Click to select the Run this program in compatibility mode for check box, click Windows 8/ Windows 7
    with which it is compatible with in the Run this program in compatibility mode for list, and then click OK.

    e. Double-click the executable file to start the installation program.

    Hope this helps. Please get back to us with the results we will be happy to help you further.
     
    Anju Thekkethil, Mar 21, 2019
    #4
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