Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Windows 7 games won't work on Windows 8

  1. #11

    Posts : 502
    Vanilla 8 Pro x64

    A- This thread is old

    Quote Originally Posted by dorruk View Post
    but I got rid of the setups once I installed them.

    B- They were pirate copies. The 'setups / torrents' were deleted.

    If they were legit, the 'setups' could be re-downloaded

    (Lesson learnt, test your download)

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #12

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    No, you should be able to install both versions to the same directory, so it will only take up a single amount of space.
    This should work - it worked for me before I fully switched over. I just installed the game in win 8 to exactly the same dir and it worked perfectly in both systems. In fact I think the win8 install might have been quicker - I think it skipped over files that were already installed. Good luck
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Windows 7 games won't work on Windows 8

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
how to make Windows 8 work with MS games from previous versions?
Hi guys, cannot use Spider Solitaire, Chess, etc in Windows 8 X64. found this on the net: but that did not work for me.
Windows Apps don't work for one user, but work for others.
I have checked everywhere online, and I haven't found a single explanation for this. I have 3 user accounts. 1. Administrator 2. initial user 3. new user So the initial user is the one you are forced to create when first setting up Windows 8.1. It's a local user meaning that I set it up...
Software and Apps
Certain games refusing to work from secondary drive
Hey everyone, I ran into a problem lately, and I'm starting to think that it is a Windows 8(.1) related issue. I built (well, got someone to actually build it) a new PC recently, all new system, and decided to go with Windows 8.1. My primary, C: drive where Windows is installed is a 120 GB...
Mouse won't work now touchscreen won't work. Windows updat
Alright guys, Windows update has been really messing with my pc lately. I ran update and when it installed the updates my integrated mouse ended up not working. I rolled back update and installed the updates one by one and the one I ended up not installing was the camera codec pack. Now the problem...
Drivers & Hardware
Getting W7 games to work in W8
There used to be a patch that enabled the Windows 7 stock games to work in W8. I'd say that was less than a year ago. It worked for my first W8 pc. I just tried that on a new 64bit W8 install of mine and it didn't work this time. Has anyone visited...
X-Box Games app and Games for Windows Live account merge?
I am completely new to Windows 8 since I installed it today, and when I went into the X-Box games app, I couldn´t see any of my purchased games from GFWL, what gives? It would only seem logical or doesn´t it?
Valve hates Win 8 - Ready to make Steam games work on Linux instead
Valve thinks Windows 8 will be a big flop for gaming. They hate Windows 8 so much, they are readying all Steam games to work on Linux. Valve not sold on Windows 8, working on Linux support for Steam as a backup - News - This is Huge for Linux fans. And it's about time. Windows...

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook