Friday, May 20, 2016

How to play Windows XP games on Windows 10

It is simple to move Microsoft pre-installed games on Windows XP to Windows 10. Go to Start\All Programs\Games\, right click on the game you want to play in Windows 10 in the the list and select Properties. Windows will tell you the path to the game. Example for FreeCell game, you will see the path is %SystemRoot%\system32\freecell.exe. Click Find Target button on Properties dialog and copy freecell.exe to Windows 10. When you run it on Windows 10, you will get an error about missing cards.dll file. Simple look for that dll file in Windows XP system32 directory. Move that dll to Windows 10 and put in the directory of freecell.exe. Only card games like FreeCell, Hearts, Solitaire, Spider need that dll. Now play your games.