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Get Back Windows 7 Classic Games in Windows 8

Posted by Gaurav Gupta Articles | Windows 8 November 22, 2012
This article describes how to restore all the Windows 7 classic games in Windows 8.
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Windows 8 was released with major changes in the UI and introduces the new Start Screen that displays the applications in the form of tiles.
 
 But, one big change in Windows 8 is that there is no longer the classic Windows 7 games such Cards, Solitaire and others and there is not a start menu where we can get these. But, that does'nt mean you can't get them back.
 
 Here I will show you how to restore the classic games that exist in Windows 7 but not in Windows 8. You need to use some steps to do this.
 
 Here are the steps to be followed.
 
 Step 1
 
 First you need to copy all the games to some removable drive such as Pen Drive.
 
 So, navigate to "C:\Program Files\" and copy the Microsoft Games folder from there into the removable drive or disk.
 
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 Step 2
 
 Now, go down to the "C:\Windows\System32\" location on your Windows 7 and copy the .dll files of the games as well.
 
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 Step 3
 
 Now go to the Windows 8 system and navigate to the location at "C:\Program Files\" and paste the Microsoft Games folder into it.
 
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 Step 4
 

 Paste all the .dll files in the Microsoft Games folder.
 
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 Now, your work is done.
 
 Note: These .dlls encouter the problem of versioning. Therefore you need to perform patch out these properly.
 
You are then able to enjoy the Windows 7 classic games in Windows 8 too.

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