PC games for XP on Windows 7? Amazon Fail?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Killery96, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Killery96 macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2011
  2. avro707 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2010
    It should probably work well enough.

    Some games need to be run with Administrator level privileges (which you can do via right click on their icon).
  3. wywern209 macrumors 65832


    Sep 7, 2008
    do you rly want to know?
    if it works on vista then it will work on windows 7. it is more a matter them being too lazt to update the requirements to reflect changes in OS.
  4. doh123 macrumors 65816

    Dec 28, 2009
    They just list what was printed on the box... the box was printed that way, so they put it on the website. Usually that happens with older software that just has older boxes :)

    Just like if Windows 8 comes out and some current games printed "Windows 7" ... well they'll most likely still work on 8 too.
  5. turbobass macrumors 6502

    May 25, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Administrator privileges should do the trick, if even necessary. If you have something from really long ago you can install an older version of DirectX. This will NOT replace DirectX 11 and everything should work fine (again, running as Administrator).
  6. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    Dragon Age Origins runs perfectly fine on Win7.
    The only recent game I've had issues with in Win7 was Fallout 3.
    I did get it to run after some readings on forums tho.
  7. MasterTick macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2009
    I own it, runs perfectly fine on Windows 7, no running in administrator mode either.

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