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can i play Windows XP games On Windows Vista?

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lbooth330

#1
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

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"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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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

#4
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
 

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'The Chameleon'

#6
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
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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
 

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