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Getting W7 games to work in W8

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    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.

    Microsoft.games.patcher.1.2-patch.exe

    I just tried that on a new 64bit W8 install of mine and it didn't work this time.

    Has anyone visited this?

    Is there another work-around?

    I love my Hearts and Spider Solitaire.
    Last edited by pscowboy; 22 Mar 2013 at 14:12.

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    Wynnum Australia
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    Please use the search function next time or just look a bit closer, as there is already another thread on page-1:

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    W7 Home Premium 32bit


    You have to gather the Microsoft Games folder, and the cardgames.dll (system32) from a 64bit W7.

    After placing the MS Games folder in the 64bit W8's Program Files, you have to add the dll inside each of the card games sub-folders.

    The patch exe will now work as advertised (making sure you have it in the root of the Games folder). Uncheck the backup box.
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    Wynnum Australia
    Posts : 466
    Windows-10-Pro-Build-11099.rs1-x64


    Quote Originally Posted by pscowboy View Post
    You have to gather the Microsoft Games folder, and the cardgames.dll (system32) from a 64bit W7.

    After placing the MS Games folder in the 64bit W8's Program Files, you have to add the dll inside each of the card games sub-folders.

    The patch exe will now work as advertised (making sure you have it in the root of the Games folder). Uncheck the backup box.
    Thanks for sharing your findings.

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Getting W7 games to work in W8
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