Windows 10: Anniversary Update will not run original W7/Vista games. Solved

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  1.    03 Aug 2016 #11

    blackroseMD1 said: View Post
    I believe I saw a post from Jimbo the other day that said he had made an updated version that works with the Anniversary Update. If I can find the post, I'll come back and link to it.

    Edit: Hmm, maybe it wasn't from Jimbo, as I don't see it in his recent posts. I'll do some searching for it. Hopefully I can find it.
    Wow! Sure hope you can find the post!

    My wife will make me find a new home if I can't get the W7 games running again.
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       03 Aug 2016 #12

    Bumpkin said: View Post
    Wow! Sure hope you can find the post!

    My wife will make me find a new home if I can't get the W7 games running again.

    Hmm, I can't seem to find it, although I know I didn't imagine it. I'll keep looking around when I have time.
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  3.    03 Aug 2016 #13

    Here you go, found some more info.

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  4.    03 Aug 2016 #14

    Chess Giants is the new improved version of Windows Vista Chess Titans.

    After installing the game, I checked in the Registry. There is only a 32Bit version installed.

    Here is their Website.
    http://www.pmbaty.com/chess/

    Hope this helps'
    John
    Last edited by AmericanPharaoh; 04 Aug 2016 at 06:36.
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       04 Aug 2016 #15

    If you go here you may be pleasantly surprised.
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  6.    04 Aug 2016 #16

    I have Windows 10 build 14393.10 and all my old Win 7 games are working including Chess Titans, just checked. I installed these games after 14393.3 came out as FreeCell changed the way it was scored. No running tally of games won. I had over 4000 won and only 6 losses in the prior version.
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       04 Aug 2016 #17

    mart1981 said: View Post
    If you go here you may be pleasantly surprised.
    Thanks for the link, It works great. I use the Mahjong game and this new install added a tile to the start menu. The old version didn't.

    Update. I just play a game and it remembered my previous scores and this is after uninstalling the old version.

    Jim
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  8.    04 Aug 2016 #18

    mart1981 said: View Post
    If you go here you may be pleasantly surprised.
    Thanks so much for the link!

    The games even found the statistics left over from the upgrade.
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       04 Aug 2016 #19

    Thanks for all the replies folks. Yep, I've installed the Winaero games as well. Its much better having a single launch tile than having to create one for each game. In fact, although the method I tried yesterday (a few posts up from this) worked, some of the games wouldn't run due to a missing dll do-dah. Those were Freecell, Hearts and the two Solitaire games.

    Anyhow, great result all round. I think we'll mark this as solved
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    Windows 7 Pro and Windows 10 Pro
       04 Aug 2016 #20

    mart1981 said: View Post
    If you go here you may be pleasantly surprised.
    Hey HEy HEY Well done, Im back in business. Thanks
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