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Old classic windows games in W8

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Old classic windows games in W8


    Hi there
    If you have an XP installation THESE games will run

    Copy to say a USB device from a Windows XP installation from folder windows==>system32 to a folder on your usb say XPgames.

    don't forget the Cards.dll file

    Cards.dll
    freecell.exe
    mshearts.exe
    sol.exe
    spider.exe
    winmine.exe

    if you need spider help files there should be somewhere a spider.chm and spider.hlp but it's not necessary.

    Pinball also is possible --copy the entire pinball folder -- I don't bother with that one. (it's in programfiles==>windowsnt folder copy to same folder as you copied the other XP games.

    works on W8 x-64.

    have fin

    cheers
    jimbo

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    Man, "cards.dll" brings me back - I used to carry around one that had customized card faces, but had to ditch it when moving from 98SE to XP.
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    A slightly relevant suggestion:

    If you enjoy playing old games (or using older software of any type) check their website to see if they've written free downloads to upgrade them. I was surprised at the number of Windows 95 and 98 games that had been upgraded to Windows XP for free.
    Last edited by Vince53; 11 Jun 2012 at 20:07. Reason: Mispeled a wurd
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Old classic windows games in W8
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