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  • Keymaster
    Member since: 19 June 2020

    Very old games (or programs) have compatibility problems which unfortunately make it impossible to start on the latest operating systems. Although in fact this problem can discourage users, there are however two methods that manages to circumvent the difficulties related to this problem.

    The first method is “Windows compatibility mode”. For example, if we wants to start a game like the first version of Grand Theft Auto, in order to do it we must activate the Windows compatibility mode. Therefore, all you have to do is right-click on the executable of the game for which you want to activate compatibility, then select “Properties” from the Windows context menu. At this point go to the “Compatibility” tab and select the items that we indicate below:

    windows compatibility mode

    NOTE: Not all games allow you to change the game resolution setting

    The second method is the use of Virtual PC program (developed by Microsoft), which in fact allows us to use another operating system parallel to the one already installed on your PC. Thanks to Virtual PC 2007 in fact, we will have the possibility to emulate the old operating systems in such a way as to be able to start, for example, old games or obsolete applications. Below you will be given all the necessary information to be able to start a virtual machine where to run an alternative operating system and thus being able to start even the oldest games.

    1. Download Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 (32-bit version or 64-bit version) from our website or from the official Microsoft website;

    microsoft virtual pc 2007

    2. After installing Virtual PC 2007, start it and click on “New Virtual Machine …”;

    new virtual machine

    3. Once this is done, it will be possible to interact with the virtual machine through the menus at the top, as shown in the image.

    virtual machine power on

    Images source: Wikihow

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