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non internet games on 8.1

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    non internet games on 8.1


    Ok fine; I have 8.1 up and running and I have got the desktop working closer to 7. almost dumped it from my laptop, but I am trying to hang in there.

    a LITTLE issue I still have is the fact that the games that I can and have downloaded from the Windows store (Hearts, Solitaire, Spider etc. require an internet connection to actually enjoy them ( I could have missed something). As I spend 5 to 6 months cruising the USA in a Motorhome where internet access is poor or non-existent, I really miss the games that I had installed in Vista and 7. Is there a way to copy the game files, DLL's or whatever, from Windows 7 to 8.1 on my laptop.

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    Melbourne,FL.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center x64


    There is a way to do it. You'll need to have a Windows 7 or Vista install dvd. If you have the dvd, just do a web search on how to add 7's Windows Games to Windows 8/8.1 ? You'll more than likely come across directions for doing it in 8. You do it the same way in 8.1.
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    I have the "7" DVD so will give it a try. I will look for the procedure. Thanks.
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    Melbourne,FL.
    Posts : 187
    Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center x64


    Have fun.
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    Got it done; wasn't all that hard; just needed the two files from my Windows 7 Desktop, and the correct procedure. It was just one of those little things that bugged me.
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    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Was addressed here quite awhile back: Windows 7 Game Pack on Windows 8

    I guess M$ didn't like it. You'd think they could throw customers a bone once in awhile.
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    I guess it really wasn't a big deal as deals go, but it just irked me to no end that options weren't made available by Microsoft. Mind you, 8.1 did address some issues that were ugly.
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    Melbourne,FL.
    Posts : 187
    Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center x64


    There's one major issue that 8.1 created and 8.1.1 didn't fix it. System Image won't work because the system reserved partition is only 300 MBs. It need's to be 350-400 MBs. for Shadow Copy to have enough room to make the System Image. That's one that Microsoft need's to get in gear and fix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brkkab123 View Post
    There's one major issue that 8.1 created and 8.1.1 didn't fix it. System Image won't work because the system reserved partition is only 300 MBs. It need's to be 350-400 MBs. for Shadow Copy to have enough room to make the System Image. That's one that Microsoft need's to get in gear and fix.
    I beg to differ; I did a system image about a month ago, and was messing around installing "7" on this laptop. Had some issues so I inserted the "8.1" disc and did a full system recovery (great test) and it worked flawlessly.
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non internet games on 8.1
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