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Replace Windows 7 Games with Classic Windows XP Ones

Windows: If you’re not a fan of the new set of games in Windows 7 and long for the simple days of Windows XP pinball, this simple tutorial will show you how to bring back the classic Windows XP games.

Over at MakeUseOf they couldn’t stop longing for the classic games Microsoft had stripped away from Windows. Armed with access to a Windows XP machine (you can even do this with a virtualized copy) they outline how to copy all the classic games and enjoy them on Windows 7. Hit up the link below for the full run down.

Replace Terrible Windows 7 Games With The Classic XP Ones [MakeUseOf]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 12/1/11

Comments (4)

  1. Rob

    How about the other way? Will the win7 games work on XP?

    I’ve tried to get paint 7 to work on XP with no success :(

  2. pewbe

    Will it work with a 32bit XP to a 64bit Windows 7?

  3. Zach

    @pewbe yes

  4. Min

    I have a brand new compute. I had deleted one of the games that was loaded on it, thinking that I will reclaim the hard drive space it occupied. Will this happen?

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