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can i play Windows XP games On Windows Vista?

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    lbooth330 Guest

    can i play Windows XP games On Windows Vista?

    i got a new laptop about a month ago. its an HP 120gb hard drive and 2gb of
    RAM. i wanted to do some gaming with it but i was looking for some older
    games like Halo CAll of Duty 1 and CAll of Duty 2. i've been hearing things
    that you cant play windows XP games on windows Vista is this true or not
    Thanxs

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    Mike Hall - MVP Guest

    Re: can i play Windows XP games On Windows Vista?

    "lbooth330" <lbooth330@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    >i got a new laptop about a month ago. its an HP 120gb hard drive and 2gb of
    > RAM. i wanted to do some gaming with it but i was looking for some older
    > games like Halo CAll of Duty 1 and CAll of Duty 2. i've been hearing
    > things
    > that you cant play windows XP games on windows Vista is this true or not
    > Thanxs

    Halo for PC plays on Vista. I don't know about the others..


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    Re: can i play Windows XP games On Windows Vista?

    it depends on the game, I have heard the same thing. The only advice I can give you is to research the game beforehand. Some xp games will work.

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    SimRacer Guest

    RE: can i play Windows XP games On Windows Vista?

    I have Vista Ultimate X64 and Call of Duty 2 works fine on the machine

    "lbooth330" wrote:

    > i got a new laptop about a month ago. its an HP 120gb hard drive and 2gb of
    > RAM. i wanted to do some gaming with it but i was looking for some older
    > games like Halo CAll of Duty 1 and CAll of Duty 2. i've been hearing things
    > that you cant play windows XP games on windows Vista is this true or not
    > Thanxs

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Re: can i play Windows XP games On Windows Vista?

    Yeah most games I have tested work well on vista, some need the latest DirectX Redistributable for 9.0c (November 2007).

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    'The Chameleon' Guest

    Re: can i play Windows XP games On Windows Vista?

    u shouldnt have a prob,but if u do try following these steps :

    1. go into the folder the game is installed in & find the ".exe" application
    file for the game(most likely will have the game name).
    2. right-klik on the file & select "properties"
    3. u should see a tab that says "compatibility" - u can set the application
    to run in Windows XP mode if u choose.

    i do a lot of gaming & cant remember an instant where it was necessary,but i
    do it on occasion just to check out if the game runs any better in xp mode.

    good luck

    "lbooth330" <lbooth330@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news643FB79-99C5-402B-B33C-E497DA551C67@xxxxxx

    >i got a new laptop about a month ago. its an HP 120gb hard drive and 2gb of
    > RAM. i wanted to do some gaming with it but i was looking for some older
    > games like Halo CAll of Duty 1 and CAll of Duty 2. i've been hearing
    > things
    > that you cant play windows XP games on windows Vista is this true or not
    > Thanxs

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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