Windows 10: Trouble installing old game to new PC

Discus and support Trouble installing old game to new PC in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; I know it can be tricky to install a very old game to a new PC, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, but I'm hoping to install a game that I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by BJC1992, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. BJC1992 Win User

    Trouble installing old game to new PC


    I know it can be tricky to install a very old game to a new PC, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, but I'm hoping to install a game that I used to play when I was young and I know my niece will enjoy playing it too, its a game called Hidden Pictures Workshop, I think it was released around 1995 as the system requirements don't even mention Windows 98, so you can imagine that it doesn't require any effort to run on a modern PC.
    When I try to install it I get this message:
    THE PROGRAM OR FEATURE "\??\H:\SETUP.EXE" CANNOT START OR RUN DUE TO INCOMPATIBILITY WITH 64-BIT VERSIONS OF WINDOWS. PLEASE CONTACT THE SOFTWARE VENDOR TO ASK IF A 64-BIT WINDOWS COMPATIBLE VERSION IS AVAILABLE.
    I have had it running before on Windows 7, but when I tried it yesterday on a Windows 7 laptop I got the same message. Is there any way I can get it to install and run on Windows 10?

    :)
     
    BJC1992, Aug 11, 2019
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  2. Kamil2EE Win User

    Playing old pc games on new laptop(windows 10)

    Can't play an old pc game on my new laptop. Tried clicking on properties but next step was click on compatability tab and this tab was not there??? Tried another way to run a test program for compatibility but it didnt run. Triedin MS-DOS mode didnt
    work. And tried running DOS BOX installing, it installed but didnt open to see if coukd find game and play. ???
     
    Kamil2EE, Aug 11, 2019
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  3. 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, Aug 11, 2019
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  4. Arrakis9 Win User

    Trouble installing old game to new PC

    trouble installing vista 64

    Well, just got my new motharboad (P5Q-e) everything works perfect thank god! only im having issues installing vista on it.

    it recognizes both of my hard drives and they were working perfectly fine before i installed my new mobo but now whenim trying to install vista it gets to the "select drive to install on" screen and none of my hard drives are listed.

    they show up in the bios just fine and i've tried using other sata ports as well and all with the same result.

    The drives were set to be a RAID 0 array on my old mobo could this be the issue?
    any thoughts or suggestions would be much appriciated
     
    Arrakis9, Aug 11, 2019
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