Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Win 7 Games to Win 8

  1. #71


    Posts : 10
    W7


    THANK YOU SO MUCH
    I was thinking I was going to have to abandon W10 because of games and gadgets.
    got them both back on 10130. Hopefully they will survive release next month.

    OH BTW, that mega download is flagged as a virus. Get it from the dropbox.

    ONE question -- I now have a START MENU folder with the Games in it. They run fine from there but do not run from the alphabetized W10 start menu.
    What did I miss?
    Last edited by ruggb; 26 Jun 2015 at 20:24.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #72


    Posts : 10
    W7


    something bork
    I had to reinstall W10
    now the games do not open from anyplace.
    any clues??
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #73


    Posts : 2
    W7, W8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by ruggb View Post
    something bork
    I had to reinstall W10
    now the games do not open from anyplace.
    any clues??
    Hey, what exactly happened that made you reinstall W10?

    I'm curious because I just installed the 64-bit package (from the dropbox link) for a relative a few days ago and it worked fine but today he said he was getting blue screen errors when he tried checking his emails and his pc keeps restarting. I'm wondering if the two things might be related.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #74


    Posts : 10
    W7


    Sorry, I have had a lot of issues getting W10 going and I have totally lost why I had to reinstall it THAT time.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #75


    Posts : 2
    W7, W8.1


    Thanks a lot for your response.

    My problem turned out to be an ordinary hard drive failure so I can conclude it's not the fault of the W7 game package (at least very unlikely), it was probably just a coincidence.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #76


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #77


    Posts : 1
    Windows 10


    Hi TONSCHUH ~

    I just did the Windows 10 upgrade and was, of course, disappointed with the new solitaire. I had used another route to install Win-7 solitaire in Win-8 but when I tried to use it in Win-10 it failed. Happily, I found your installer, downloaded it, unzipped, ran it and Bingo! It works like a charm. It even installed links in the Win-10 menu system. Interestingly, when you open a game and go to Help > About Solitaire - it shows with the Windows 10 banner but the version is the good old 6.2 from Win-7.

    Tonschuh, you are the man! It's no wonder they call you the legend.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.
    Roca
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #78


    Posts : 10
    W7


    I have noticed that a lot of W7 programs have a W10 look. Must be something in the water!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #79


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Home

    W10 install issue - windows games installer


    I used the Installer version from a link earlier in this thread using an administrator account. Thanks for that link.

    My W10 is a 64 bit clean install, from MSDN iso, into a Virtual box virtual machine which is running on a W8 host. This is my test/experimental machine.

    I created a new limited user account in W10 in the hope that the games would also appear there. When I then logged into the account W10 went through the normal initial set up and then hung saying "this is taking rather longer than normal". It then went eventually to a black screen and just stopped doing anything. I left it for over 1 hour.

    At this stage I was able to use Alt-Ctrl- Del to successfully bring up task manager and when I exited from task manager there was nothing on the Taskbar - no Start button, no tray items.

    Uninstalling the Games, after forcing a logout via Task-manager and switching to the admin account, enabled the new account to login correctly. Reinstalling the games enables them to work correctly on all existing accounts.

    I conclude that some initial account creation checks fail or hang while the account is being created if the games are already installed.

    Any idea what this can be and can it be fixed?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #80


    Posts : 1
    win 8.1


    How to download the required files??
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 8 of 9 FirstFirst ... 6789 LastLast
Win 7 Games to Win 8
Related Threads
Hello Guys, Just Want To Ask Which Gaming Company (And Of-course Games) Do You Like More? EA Games OR Rockstar Games Just Vote The One You Like More. ;):D
Hi All - I was under the impression that the Games App on my Windows 8 Pro desktop and on my Surface would work in a similar fashion to my windows 8 phone's game app. Whereas all games are located and tracked in the app. Unless I'm missing something the Games App in Windows 8 only tracks and...
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?
No Games? in Gaming
I installed Windows 8 64-bit. I don't see any games installed. In control panel, under Programs & Features then under Turn Windows Features on or off I don't see any games. then, from the title screen I do a "type search" for chess and it finds nothing. What gives? I can only hope they...
Games? in Gaming
Where are the default games that were in W7? Does every damn thing have to be cloud?
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook