running windows xp games on windows 10


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    windows 10 version 2004
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    running windows xp games on windows 10


    hi there, so im trying to run windows xp games on windows 10 the one i want to run is dinner dash and the pop cap games and i see such bad performace on windows 10 on thease games. and i have no idea why. the games flicker and randomly close i have them running on windows 10 compatibiblty layer set as windows xp service pack 3 and run as admidastraor. is there some way i can run thease on windows 10 natively without using a virtual machine? i cant get the mouse cursosr to show up on the virtual machines when i want to play thease games it just dosent work. windows 10 version 2004
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
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    A bit of history, only the Pro version of WinXP was available as 64-bit as well as 32-bit, other versions were 32-bit. Your games are either 16-bit or 32-bit, most folks find older programs may be 16-bit and may work on the 32-bit version of Win10 but not on the 64-bit so it may be a compatibility issue. I have such a program I've kept older Windows for. For old games I use those from Win7.
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    windows 10 version 2004
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    is there a way i can play the games on windows 10 64bit?
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    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    thehpgamer said:
    hi there, so im trying to run windows xp games on windows 10 the one i want to run is dinner dash and the pop cap games and i see such bad performace on windows 10 on thease games. and i have no idea why. the games flicker and randomly close i have them running on windows 10 compatibiblty layer set as windows xp service pack 3 and run as admidastraor. is there some way i can run thease on windows 10 natively without using a virtual machine? i cant get the mouse cursosr to show up on the virtual machines when i want to play thease games it just dosent work. windows 10 version 2004
    Try 'XP service pack 2' compatibility, seems to run fine for me with a copy I downloaded from here: Diner Dash '-' Old Games Download

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