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can win 7 32/64 bit can run old games??

by Fahad619 / February 16, 2013 1:16 AM PST

Guys recently i am going to buy a new computer.Here is the config which would like this:
Processor:core i3 3rd gen/core i 5 2500k
Ram:8 gb ddr3 1600mhz
Graphics:ATI 7770/7850
OS:win 7 32/64 bit
I want to play those games which was released from 1995-2006.I know i can play latest game smoothly but i also want to play old games.Can this game can be run of this config smoothly or tell me which i can play?

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Name names. Point fingers.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2013 6:56 AM PST

Windows 7 is about as wide as it gets for playing old games but my old Shogo CD has to run off a virtual machine running my last Windows 95. Go figure why.

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by Edward ODaniel / February 16, 2013 10:06 AM PST

Bob noted some application might need to be run in compatibility mode and if the games are 16 bit they will not run on 64 bit Windows except within a virtual XP installation as 16 to 64 bit thunking isn't supported.

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In recent MSFT Patches.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2013 11:31 PM PST

The original XP appeared to support some 16 bit operations. Fast forward years and those were found to leave some big security holes in the OSes. So these are now gone.

7 still has more backward capability than 8, but without the name of that game, we can't be sure anymore and as 7 changed, even then it's a carp shot.

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