Get Back Windows 7 Classic Games in Windows 8

Introduction 

 
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 as Cards, Solitaire, and others and there is not a start menu where we can get these. But, that doesn't 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 drives 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 encounter 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.
 

Summary

 
In this article, we learned about Getting Back Windows 7 Classic Games in Windows 8.