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Older Games from Previous Versions of Windows on 10

Postby TheComputerBetaG » June 18th, 2016, 7:28 pm

Well, we all know those games from the previous versions of Windows that we would spend hours playing, like Pinball, Minesweeper, and Solitaire, but what about adding them to your Windows 10 system?

Here is how:

Option 1: Using a Virtual Machine to copy files over.

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1. Open any of the Virtual Machines that have Windows 95+ to XP
2. If you have VirtualBox, make sure you have shared folders enabled and make one to either your Documents Library or to your Downloads Library. (I'm not sure about VMware shared folders process, but I'm sure that you can do something similar.)
3. Locate the game. For example, if you want to copy 3D Pinball from a Windows 2000 Professional machine, the string is C:\Program Files\Windows NT\Pinball.
4. Copy the Pinball Folder and Paste it in your Shared folder with the Virtual Machine.
5. Enjoy the game!

Option 2: Mounting a Disk to Your System

1. Take an iso image of one of the operating systems (95+ to XP)
2. Mount it to your host system.
3. Locate the folder for the games.
4. Copy it and paste it to the host system.
5. Enjoy!



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Re: Older Games from Previous Versions of Windows on 10

Postby MS-GIL » June 19th, 2016, 7:27 pm

Or you can even connect a USB stick to the virtual machine (if the version of windows allows it) and copy them or if the file is small enough, you can put them on a virtual floppy disk which can be created in WinImage. :)
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Re: Older Games from Previous Versions of Windows on 10

Postby alexandru_c » June 20th, 2016, 10:47 am

Or you can use the Windows SMB server to transfer files by simply share a folder with Write and Read permission and then connect to your Host using "\\<IP/HOSTNAME>" in Windows Explorer.
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Re: Older Games from Previous Versions of Windows on 10

Postby TheComputerBetaG » June 20th, 2016, 11:52 pm

alexandru_c wrote:Or you can use the Windows SMB server to transfer files by simply share a folder with Write and Read permission and then connect to your Host using "\\<IP/HOSTNAME>" in Windows Explorer.


Nice idea!

MS-GIL wrote:Or you can even connect a USB stick to the virtual machine (if the version of windows allows it) and copy them or if the file is small enough, you can put them on a virtual floppy disk which can be created in WinImage. :)


True, nice catch with that!

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Re: Older Games from Previous Versions of Windows on 10

Postby MajorSky17 » June 21st, 2016, 1:06 pm

There's also a piece of freeware called MFI (Missed Features Installer) that can install legacy Windows games on 8.x and 10. There's a version of MFI for various Windows versions, though for some reason the official website is currently down...
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Re: Older Games from Previous Versions of Windows on 10

Postby TheComputerBetaG » June 23rd, 2016, 2:14 pm

Seems like their website was kicked out of the webs server but thank you for the information MajorSky17!


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