Classic Games For Windows 8
Windows 7 had a set of nice, beautiful games including the classic card games with new shiny graphics and some great new games from Vista like Chess Titans, Mahjong Titans and Purble Place. For some reason, Microsoft decided to discontinue these games and offers bloated Modern games from the Store instead. For fans of the original Windows 7 games, here is a simple tutorial to revive them on Windows 10.
Classic Games For Windows 8
If you are a fan of the internet games which used to come bundled with Windows, here's how to revive them: How to bring back Windows 7 classic internet games on Windows 8. If you want to find some nice games which are Metro apps, here are 40 free Store games, which includes new ones as well as all-time favorites.
A Microsoft update just de-activated my chosen Win 7 games, and removed my desktop icons. I deleted the old download and re-downloaded from this site, but the application still will not run. When I double click on it or click on open or run as administrator, it just keeps bringing up the install wizard again and again
I solved the null pointer problem this way: find the real Microsoft games ( it located in program files on C in windows 7) copy it or download the pack from net. then rename it as Microsoft games2 past it in program files windows 10 ( it will not work if you click on any icon) reinstall the windows 7 games foe windows 10 and play.
I just upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and immediately missed my games, especially Chess Titans and Spider Solitaire. I found your website and downloaded the zip file. Norton Software warned me against the file so I came back to your website and checked out the comments and reviews before installing the program. My goodness, it worked flawlessly and immediately right from the start! How easy that was! I got an extra bonus when my statistics for Spider Solitaire were not automatically deleted when I upgraded to Windows 10 and they reappeared the first game I played. So I was able to pick up where I left off without interruption. Thanks very much for your website. Love it!!!
I have click on the link Windows 7 games archive and it goes to another page Mega and starts downloading and gets about 79% and internet explorer stops?. I have google chrome and plenty of storage . The other link does not work. Can you help?
xtcrefugee. I have had the same thing happen to me twice when I upgraded to the newer Builds of Windows 10 Preview. The only thing left on my drive for the games are empty directories except for the games names and a file ending in exe.mui. I did reinstall the games again and they are working again.
Microsoft Windows Defender found the following Trojan in the Windows 7 games installer: HackTool:Win32/Fgdump is a tool used to write files to a remote computer, in a specified share or directory. Be sure to remove the Trojan before installing.
Just wanted to let you know that I upgraded to Windows 10 Build 10586, reinstalled program and it says Internet Spades blocked by parental controls. I have NO parental controls installed. However, I went back to Windows 10 build 10240 and games work fine. Curious if you tried on build 11082?
I figured out why when you install a newer build to Win10 why games say blocked by parental control. Windows points the icons to C:\Windows.old\Program Files\Microsoft Games\ you just need to point the icons back to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\ and all is fine.
We were getting the null pointer exception in Solitaire undo. Brand new Dell Inspiron i5559-4413SLV with 1033 Win installed prior to install of Games collection. On my old Dell that had the games already install, which was upgraded to win10 RTM, then upgraded to 1033, no issues whatsoever.
thanks a million .I love chess titans but I also love CHESS FUSION in windows 10 But if I have to get it in Windows10 from the MICROSOFT STORE I HAVE TO TAKE ON ALL THESE OTHER APPS I DONT NEED .THESE OTHER APPS INTERFERE WITH THE SYSTEM and how I open up folders I use WINDOWS medie player or veiwer to veiw Documents or Pictures . Iuse ADOBE READER for PDF files .I use GOOGLE CHROME for the internet .Which is the fastest internet brouser in the world . Microsoft should have given away the internet explorer and the Bing bar years ago and done a deal with google chrome .I use AVAST for security the one that works in windows 10. BUT ANYWAY THANKS A MILLION
However, a little while ago a red ring appeared in the middle of the solitaire screen. It overlays the background and the cards. It also appears on the other games which I have tried. Any idea what this is?
I am running windows 10 pro insider preview evaluation copy 14257.rs1 release.160131-1800 and the games do not run, MS are blocking them somehow, they channel you to their basic games then they want cash to upgrade pretty poor show in my opinion, no wonder the Pirates make a bundle.
Will this also work on a brand new Dell with Windows 10 installed, I am a novice and really enjoyed the solitaire games which came with my previous Windows 7 and truly hate the collection which is available in the Micro Wave Store. But have to admit I am devious about trying this as it might foul up my new pc. Is there anywhere I can verify the safety of this program?
Regarding the windows 7 games on win 10 After upgrading to win 10 ver 1607, the games has stopped working. I have tried to make it run as win 7 , as making win 10 use the 7 adjustments. but nothing seems to work. no reaction at all from the program when one double click it regards leif sund
you are a lifesaver (ok, not really, they are only computer card games, used primarily to kill time while on the phone ;) but seriously, THANK YOU for doing this! I hate when Microsoft & Windows unilaterally change & remove things.
A big thank-you ! Get rid of the aggressive Win10 sound and visual effects that are imposed! It is good to regain calm and sobriety! Especially that the Win10 Updates uninstall these games! Once again thank you ! THANKS ! THANKS ! THANKS !
You guys ROCK! Yesterday I was miffed by Microsoft (again) with one of their automatic updates. The update took away all my offline Windows 7 games along with dumping a few of my other programs. After reloading, all the programs did come back except my Windows 7 games. Doing a little search on the Internet, I did find your winareo.com site and downloaded the Win7Games4Win10. The games loaded easily and came back without a hitch, including my over 3000 win record statistic. You will find a PayPal donation from me later in the day. Thank you and keep up the good work!
I use win 8.1 and chess titans in the updated version 2 for windows 7, 8 and 10. But Chess Titans in level 10 freezes the PC after about 30 moves, only shut down is possible. (Level 1 is playing until the end = mate).
I was never able to trap that null pointer error in windows 10. I am looking at that as it might be possible to have the correct (older) dll that does not cause the problem installed and used but I am no expert on windows internals..
Before W10 the 1803 version, I had already this games downloaded (play it every day) and I made a quick launch on my desktop (which I named: W7 games). Now the 1803 version is installed and off course all the games were disappeared. After downloading again from this site, the games work (ok for you and many thanks) but I only can start them up from the program bar (left, than to Games and than choose a game). I would like to have the same quick launch back, in with as the result was a square with all the games with there own logo. Nice view and easy to choose. How can I install such a quick launch again?
Thanks for the quick response Sergey. Yeah, Microsoft dictates how we must use our computers and leaves no room for own pleasure. Shame and a pity for older people like me. Of course I now have made a quick launch button to the games folder on my desktop, but I miss the beautiful icons.
I should have also said that you can use -3 (minus 3) and -4 (minus 4) to see the two other games that were used for testing during game development. Also, in FreeCell (and in SOLITAIRE) when you have won the game and the cards start to fall, if you RIGHT click on the four card positions in the upper right hand part of the window, you will see some unexpected behavior.
As of this latest Windows update, I did NOT find CardGames.dll on Windows 10. However, I DID find CardGames.dll on an old Windows 7 hard drive. Date modified is 7/13/2009. I copied CardGames.dll to C:\windows\system32 and now Solitaire and Free Cell work. Thanks!
same issue here idk about the update thing but the animations wont work sadly they can help sometime in games like minesweeper maybe not that big of a deal but if someone can help that would be much appreciated .
I see, thank you. First of all, do you have the English language installed as a display language in Windows 10? Installing and switching it to it may help. Finally, the games use English as a fallback language. You may try to remove Arabic and Persian from the C:\Program files\Microsoft Games folder, and keep there only en_US. This must switch them to English.
However, they seem to behave erratically. When any of the games are open, the left arrow key keeps being pressed repeatedly by itself. Toolbar options are also weird, and every other window (options, about, confirm exit application to save/not save, etc) do not respond to mouse click and also the problem of the left key being pressed a thousand times a second by itself persists there.
Starting in Windows 8, the OS comes without the classic Windows 7 games. They are no longer included with Windows 11, Windows 10 and Windows 8.1. Here is a Windows 7 Games package which solves this issue. This Windows 7 Games package is compatible with all builds of Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.
Microsoft has removed the classic calculator app starting in Windows 10 and replaced it with a new UWP app that receives updates from the Store. Many people aren't happy with this change. The classic app loaded faster, and was more useful for mouse and keyboard users. Here you can get the classic calculator back in Windows 11 and Windows 10. 041b061a72