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Windows 7: Unable to play my old dos games on new laptop?


12 Apr 2011   #1

windows 7?
 
 
Unable to play my old dos games on new laptop?

I upgraded to a new compaq laptop last year with windows 7 installed, and now i'm unable to play my old dos games and its giving me this error message when i try to play :

The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows
you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether
you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then
contact the software publisher.

I have dos box and it's still not working!! I would of assumed windows 7 would of had a program installed that would automatically allow you to play these games? What do i need to do? I'm not always keen or too confident at changing my computers settings is there a laymans guide at all?

Thankyou in advance


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12 Apr 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sparklite View Post
I upgraded to a new compaq laptop last year with windows 7 installed, and now i'm unable to play my old dos games and its giving me this error message when i try to play :

The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows
you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether
you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then
contact the software publisher.

I have dos box and it's still not working!! I would of assumed windows 7 would of had a program installed that would automatically allow you to play these games? What do i need to do? I'm not always keen or too confident at changing my computers settings is there a laymans guide at all?

Thankyou in advance
I will bet you are running 64 bit win 7. It has no built in emulator dor 16 bit dos.


Win 7 32 can run some in compatibility mode and has some third party apps to do that
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12 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

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12 Apr 2011   #4

windows 7?
 
 

okay... sooooo what do i need to do?? (sorry... computer illiterate wanting to play all the old sierra games i have downloaded)
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12 Apr 2011   #5

windows 7?
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post


Thankyou.. i will give this a go!!
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12 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

DOSBox is your friend.
Google DOSBox.
I run all kinds of old games on 7 64bit inside DOSBox.
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