Getting old games to work on windows 7 Tags: Configuration Windows 7 Games Windows Vista Windows XP Last response: December 23, 2011 11:14 PM in Windows 7 Share daredevilpeter36 December 23, 2011 10:11:34 PM hi i have a game made for windows xp/vista. when i am installing it and trying to play it i get a measage saying something is missing so can you help me . More about : games work windows bryonhowley a b $ Windows 7 December 23, 2011 10:23:00 PM I would guess that would depend on what is missing? What does the error message say is missing and what game is it? photonboy a b $ Windows 7 December 23, 2011 10:27:36 PM Exactly, more info. Also make sure that you have all the MICROSOFT UPDATES done. Related resources Getting old games to work on windows 7 - Forum Getting old games to work - Forum Running old games in Windows 7 . - Forum Windows 7 home premium + old Sims Games =frustration - Forum How can I make old games work on new computers? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer drwho1 December 23, 2011 11:05:54 PM Some Windows XP work well or even better on Windows 7. While this is true, it is not the same for some games, most times due to hardware drivers not recognize properly by a game. Thankfully there is: Virtual PC Console http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/ You can download it and then RUN and Install XP (or whatever other OS) inside this utility, Now you can run XP and install all games and programs that you want to run on true XP mode. HINT: I use this for Windows 98/95 games and no more sound or video issues with drivers on any of those games. swifty_morgan a b $ Windows 7 December 23, 2011 11:14:59 PM right click on the icon and select properties/compatibility/ run this program..... etc. ..?? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHow can I make old games work on new computers? ForumGeForce3 system getting old [Edit 7 -2-08] ForumHELP: None of my games work on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit ForumWill this Sony PS2 Controller to USB Adapter work with Windows 7 ? ForumWill old Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS work in new computer? ForumIs my power supply getting old ? ForumHow to get windows 3.1 games to work on Windows vista ForumHow to clean install windows 7 on a new ssd if its already on old ssd and you do ForumGames go slow on windows 7 Forum"Reboot and select Proper boot device" Forum[Solved] Microsoft Agent for Windows 7 x86 ForumSpeaker drivers windows 7 ForumHow to solve the problem of cannot acess system sounds on windows 7 Forum64 bit printer drivers windows 7 ForumI have a new laptop can i change windows 7 to xp? More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !