Windows 10: Old (Win7) games fail on Win10 AU

Discus and support Old (Win7) games fail on Win10 AU in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; This has to be the least important problem with the AU, but ... Shortly after installing Win10 I installed the old W7 solitaire package using the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by pokeefe0001, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. Old (Win7) games fail on Win10 AU


    This has to be the least important problem with the AU, but ...

    Shortly after installing Win10 I installed the old W7 solitaire package using the procedure in
    Hearts and Solitaire Games in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums.
    It has been working fine for a a year or so.

    Today I installed the AU on an old PC I use for testing. I noticed that the games I had pinned to Start were not there. I looked in one of the game folders and found that the .exe file was gone. (That is so bizarre that I'm not going to swear it's correct.) I uninstalled and reinstalled the games. Everything looks fine but the games won't execute ... or more likely start and immediately end.

    Is this the end of the Win7 games, or is there a simple fix?

    :)
     
    pokeefe0001, Sep 6, 2016
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  2. logbobi Win User

    Win7ULTIMATE games

    Sorry but doesn't help. I am talking about the Titan Chess, and other games in the win7 series.

    The chess that is in win10 is unplayable. It is so slow I can't believe you included it in win10.

    My hope is you will get the "old" games repaired soon....
     
    logbobi, Sep 6, 2016
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  3. My old games- spider solitaire, freecell, and mohjong titans.

    so when I realized that MS ditched all my WIN7 games, I went to my laptop and copied all the WIN7 versions that I loved and pasted them to my WIN10 desktop. I was very proud of myself. Then I updated my laptop. Yesterday there was an extensive MS10
    update...and guess what....all my WIN7 games were erased. Now I'm screwed cause I don't have a WIN7 system to get copies of the old games. Bummer and shame on you Microsoft.
     
    StefaniDaniels, Sep 6, 2016
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  4. Old (Win7) games fail on Win10 AU

    I have installed Microsoft Games for Windows 8 v1.2 on Windows 10.
    I've lost the download link, but here is a link to the files I downloaded:- https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...208%20v1.2.zip

    The install includes all of the games that were shipped with Windows 7 and has both 64bit and 32bit versions.
     
    Hairy Scot, Sep 6, 2016
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  5. I haven't looked at every hit in that search, but most that I did look at looked like the same ones from a year ago. Do you know for a fact that some solutions there work for AU? I saw one mention of AU, but it didn't look like it was for the old Win7 games. I'll check again.

    From what I read in some of those postings, the games to version checking. Since the games I had been running on Win10 were from a Win8 package, does that imply the the internal version numbers of Win8 and pre-AU Win10 were the same, but Win10 AU has a new version number?
     
    pokeefe0001, Sep 6, 2016
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  6. mrgeek Win User
    Winaero has a page where I downloaded their Windows 7 Games for Windows 10. It was updated for Anniv and they recommend downloading after each major version. Here's their page with a current download link in Step 1 and screenshots of the install. I put this on a couple computers that I updated to Anniv so I know this one works. I had to put a shortcut to the Games folder on desktop so they wouldn't have to use the huge drop down menu created for Start menu and you get to choose which games to install or not. Go here for full info -
    Get Windows 7 games for Windows 10
     
    mrgeek, Sep 6, 2016
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  7. Yup. That worked. Thanks.
     
    pokeefe0001, Sep 6, 2016
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  8. mrgeek Win User

    Old (Win7) games fail on Win10 AU

    Thanks for reporting and marking topic Solved so others can find it more easily
     
    mrgeek, Sep 6, 2016
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  9. Unfortunately that version does not work after Win10 AU.

    However I can confirm that the version posted by Mrgeek does work:- Get Windows 7 games for Windows 10
     
    Hairy Scot, Apr 5, 2018
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