Pre-installed Windows XP games

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  1. Posts : 151
    Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit
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    Pre-installed Windows XP games


    About all of the pre-installed games that came with Windows XP:

    Anywhere to get them for Windows 10?
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  2. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #2

    Sweetsweetcorn said:
    About all of the pre-installed games that came with Windows XP:

    Anywhere to get them for Windows 10?
    You can get classic W7 games here
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  3. Posts : 151
    Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Edwin said:
    You can get classic W7 games here
    Are you that tired? I am asking about classic Windows XP games.
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    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    Sweetsweetcorn said:
    About all of the pre-installed games that came with Windows XP:
    Anywhere to get them for Windows 10?

    If you can get hold of an old XP machine you can copy them from there. They will run in Windows 10, even in version 2004. There's no install required, just copy them to a folder and run them from there. My favourite is the classic Solitaire. I play it often, and prefer it to the Win7 remake.

    Pre-installed Windows XP games-image.png

    Microsoft celebrating 30th anniversary of Microsoft Solitaire

    If you have an XP install disk you can extract them from the i386 folder. You'll need to use the command EXPAND -R to decompress each of the compressed files you need. eg: expand -R F:\i386\CARDS.DL_ C:\temp

    One way to get a copy of XP that you could copy the games from would be to get the Windows XP Mode virtual machine from Microsoft. Follow Parts One and Two in this tutorial, then mount the .vhd file you created and browse it with File Explorer to find and copy the games files.

    Hyper-V - Add Windows XP Mode Virtual Machine in Windows 10
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  5. Posts : 17,831
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    Sweetsweetcorn said:
    Are you that tired? I am asking about classic Windows XP games.
    My apologies, let me rephrase...
    I did search for Windows XP games but came up empty, so I thought the next best thing would be the link I posted, as most of them are similar.

    I guess I was wrong!

    Let me think for a second............,

    Yep, I'm tired, old, decrepit and stupid!!!
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  6. Posts : 25,643
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    Edwin said:
    My apologies, let me rephrase...
    I did search for Windows XP games but came up empty, so I thought the next best thing would be the link I posted, as most of them are similar.

    I guess I was wrong!

    Let me think for a second............,

    Yep, I'm tired, old, decrepit and stupid!!!
    No Edwin you are not wrong. You are not tired and or stupid. . Why would anyone want an XP Game??
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  7. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
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    Josey Wales said:
    ...Why would anyone want an XP Game??
    Good point!
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  8. Posts : 151
    Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit
    Thread Starter
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    Bree said:
    If you can get hold of an old XP machine you can copy them from there. They will run in Windows 10, even in version 2004. There's no install required, just copy them to a folder and run them from there. My favourite is the classic Solitaire. I play it often, and prefer it to the Win7 remake.

    Pre-installed Windows XP games-image.png

    Microsoft celebrating 30th anniversary of Microsoft Solitaire

    If you have an XP install disk you can extract them from the i386 folder. You'll need to use the command EXPAND -R to decompress each of the compressed files you need. eg: expand -R F:\i386\CARDS.DL_ C:\temp

    One way to get a copy of XP that you could copy the games from would be to get the Windows XP Mode virtual machine from Microsoft. Follow Parts One and Two in this tutorial, then mount the .vhd file you created and browse it with File Explorer to find and copy the games files.

    Hyper-V - Add Windows XP Mode Virtual Machine in Windows 10
    I'll try one of your suggestions, shroom.
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  9. Posts : 77
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       #9

    Chess Titans & 3D Pinball -- ahh the nostalgia.
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  10. Posts : 17,726
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1706 (x64) [21H2]
       #10

    @Sweetsweetcorn


    I found the original XP games and they scan clean both locally and at Virustotal.
    I've just uploaded them to Dropbox, and here is the link...

    Dropbox - Games.zip - Simplify your life

    I just tested the pinball game... works fine on Win 10. Just unzip to a folder and run w/e executable for w/e game you want.



    /e Actually I found a One Drive link where someone uploaded all the Windows XP files.
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