How to run old games & programs on Windows 7?

How to run old games and programs on Windows 7 Microsoft has released a patch to make Windows Vista and Windows 7 compatible with old games and programs. So, if you want to play old games or run old programs on Windows 7, you better download this.

Diablo 1, Halo 2, HAWX, HL1, THPS4, Doom 3, Warcraft 3 here we come (all supported now)

The list of old games and programs that are now supported is really long, kudos to Microsoft, so first of all, here are the highlights.

Highlights

Some of the old games that are now supported are Doom 3 (1.0), Tony Hawks Pro Skater 4, Halo 2, Half-Life, HAWX, Thief 2, Warcraft 3, Age of Empires III, Battlefield 2142 , Diablo 1, Myth II, Sid Meier’s Pirates!, Bob the Builder, 3D Pinball, Evil Islands, SimTown, Monopoly and Lego Racers.

Some of the old programs that are now supported are Virtual PC 2007, Daemon Tools, LogonStudio Vista and Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Download Patch

You can download the Windows Update via the Update Manager. The Update name is “KB976264″.

How to run REALLY old games

If you are talking about really old games, like DOS games, you will find a very comprehensive tutorial here:

How to play DOS Games on Windows 7

Old Games/Programs that now support Windows 7

HP TouchSmart
VirusBuster Professional
LEC Translate
Corel Photo Downloader
Numbers Undercover
Edmark Trudy’s Time & Place House
Jasc Paint Shop Pro 8
Dabbler
Awesome Animated Monster Maker Math
Sonic Foundry Super Duper Music Looper
Portfolio Browser
Vitzaru 3
AQUA TIME
Starry Night CSAP
Shredder Classic
Sombras de Guerra – La Guerra Civil Espanola
Cost Xpert 3.5
Tony Hawks Pro Skater 4
LOST ONLINE REBIRTH 1st Anniversary Special Pack
NovaBACKUP
Hardware Diagnostic Tools
O2Micro Integrated MS/MSPRO Controller
K-MultimediaPlayer
大智慧
Acer QuickMigration
Acer Video Conference Manager
ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre
Spy Sweeper
Active Directory Migration Tool 3.1 – Please read Microsoft Knowledge Base article: 974625
Encyclopaedia Britannica CD Installer
TASSWIN Application *
Age of Empires III
MacDrive
Blast Thru
Driver Install Frameworks (DIFx)
Sid Meier’s Pirates!
Lego Digital Designer
eGames Autorun
PaperPort Deluxe 8.0
The Spooky Alley
Operation
MAGIX Video Deluxe 14
Wakeboarding Unleashed
Kid Pix Deluxe 3
Printer drivers
EIOffice
Intel(R) My WiFi Configuration Utility
One Key Ghost
MAGIX Movies2go III
HP Installer
System Migration Assistant
Stormrise
Motorola Software Update
AuditPro Console Application
Tiny Toons – Buster and the Beanstalk, Enhanced Version
ViTal
ViseOrd
ViTex
Telia Antivirus Säker Surf
Go Fish! Pop ‘N’ Drop (Jewel Case)
Train Store
MAGIX Digital Photo Maker
MAGIX Video Deluxe 15
Xara Xtreme Pro 4
AD-Spider
Virobot Desktop
Epson drivers
MAGIX Audio Cleaning Lab 15
MAGIX Photo Manager 2008
Warcraft III
Smart Attorney 8.0
Disney’s Classic Print Studio Collection
au Music Port
Aston2
Brick Blasta
Virtual PC 2007
The Print Shop Business Card Creator
Typing Instructor for Kids II
搜刮KK歌狂
MAGIX Digital Photo Maker
Presto! PVR
MAGIX Digital Photo Maker
BuddyBuddy
MAGIX Filme auf DVD 8
MAGIX Fotos auf CD & DVD 8
MAGIX Video Deluxe 14
MAGIX Video Deluxe 15
MAGIX Video deluxe 2008
Gangsters 2
Disney’s Tigger Too
NeffyManSp
Elementary Advantage 2004 -Earth Science
Mahjongg Master 2 Special Edition
Richard Scarry’s Best Math Program Ever
Avendo Business
Micrografx Windows Draw 5
StudyWorks 2002
Blues Clues School
LogonStudio Vista
Norton 360
WordFinder
Internet Everywhere
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Daemon Tools
G DATA InternetSecurity
Kohan Ahriman’s Gift
Zoombinis Logical Journey(TM)
Midnight Nowhere
Lexmark X7675 printer driver
CND DOWNLOADER
MAGIX Video Deluxe 14
Flanker 2.5
Letterbugs
Fur Fighters PC
Manga Studio Debut 3.0
Math Munchers Deluxe
NERO 8
Looney Tunes Merrie Masquerades Animated Jigsaw Puzzles
Clip Art Browser
New Oxford Dictionary of English
Voyage in Egypt
YouHua DaShi
Rescue and Recovery
Casino Master & Advanced Casino Strategy
StudyWorks! Teaching Pro
1000 Borders & Backgrounds
Rand McNally Road Atlas
Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego?
Sesame Street Numbers
Magic School Bus – Dinosaurs
Middle School Advantage 2004-Life Science
iZoom
Daemon Tools
Sonic’s Schoolhouse
Bob the Builder
Cooking for Kids
Canon EOS Utility
Billboard Music Guide
Typing Instructor
Arabic Made Easy
The Family Doctor, 4th Edition v4.2
RUMBA
Biology v1.00
Parchisi
JuilliardMusicAdventure
Juilliard Music Adventure – Sampler
Personalized Learning Center
LivePix 2.0
Reader Rabbit Math Ages 6-9
WIGGINS
DUAL SUDOKU
CxVCap, Video Capture Driver
MGI Photo Suite III Photography Power Pack Platinum Edition
Riding Academy: Jump & Ride
Writing Blaster
MAGIX Music Maker V2000
CA Internet Security or Antivirus Suite
BBC Walking With Dinosaurs
LandDesigner 3D
Topo USA 3.0
Love Medicine and Miracles 1.1
Jasc Paint Shop Pro Studio
Sesame Street Get Set to Learn!
ESET Smart Security
TiVo Desktop *
Persian Tutor
Schoolhouse Rock: Grammar Rock
Trading Spaces(tm) Design Companion
Myth II
ClueFinders Mystery Mansion Arcade
World Book
Sketsa
Ulead PhotoImpact 5
Freddi Fish and the Case of The Missing Kelp Seeds
Tiger Woods 99 PGA TOUR Golf
WORLD CUISINE – JAPANESE W/ ROY TOYAMA
Road Adventures USA
Captain Keyboard
MAGIX music studio generation 6 deLuxe
CURIOUS GEORGE READS, WRITES AND SPELLS
Better Homes and Gardens Home Designer Suite 6.0
Teach Yourself to Play Piano 1.8
QuickVerse 7.0
Multimedia Algebra II v3.50
The Factory Deluxe
Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 15
ClickArt® Fonts 2
Candy Land
Instant Shed & Shop Design
My First CD-ROM – Toddler
Bloxxit (CD version)
Beetle Bug (CD version)
Doom3 V 1.0
Prey
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas 2
Learn to Play Guitar
Lost Planet Colonies
Diablo
Plants vs. Zombies
Agatha Christie – Death on the Nile *
Bejeweled 2 Deluxe *
Chuzzle Deluxe *
Slingo Deluxe *
Wedding Dash *
Zuma Deluxe *
Tom Clancy’s HAWX
EPSON Event Manager
BestCrypt 8.0 *
Halo 2
Corel Home Office
HP MediaSmart
ThinkPad EasyEject Utility
Lenovo Care System update
LiLingvoSoft Talking Picture Dictionary 2008 English
Chinese Mandarin Simplified for Windows
Middle School Math and Grammar v3.40
Emperor’s New Groove – Groove Center
TVTonic With NBC Olympics
Cisco Systems VPN Client*
Type For Fun!
Mickey: Prepárate para el Colegio 2, de Disney
Quickstart German Immersion (Jewel Case)
The Print Shop Photo Pro
MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 10
Reader Rabbit Learn to Read with Phonics
ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre 3 *
Half-Life
FeliCa Browser Extension
PaSoRi Install
Living Dolphins 3D Screensaver
AVG Anti-Virus 7
PDF Converter Professional 5.0
Dell Series Printer *
Lexmark Series Printer *
Encyclopaedia Britannica CD Installer
Art Explosion Portfolio Browser
Check Designer
Rockett’s New School
HyperSign for Kids
Business Cards
Smart Business Plan 8.0
PhotoMAX 2.0
McAfee Backup and Restore
Fox Kids Spooky Castle
TrueSuite Access Manager
Carmen Sandiego Jr. Edition
Fisher-Price Dream Dollhouse from Davidson
TaxCut Business 2006
SimLife and Maxis
3D Pinball
Pro Pinball:The Web
Law & Order: Dead on the Money
CD-COPS
Middle School Language Arts – Grade 7
Small Business Pro
Broderbund Home and Business Lawyer
Fast Food Tycoon 2
Asteroids
Battlefield 2142
Symantec Network Access Control
MyDataBase
greenstreet CalendarMaker
AurynQuest
Army Men 2
PhotoSUITE 4.0
Imagine Pro 7 program
Corel Print House
Close Combat IV
F-22 Lightning 3
Disciples: Sacred Lands Gold Edition
College Algebra v1.05
Highland Warriors
MAGIX Xtreme PhotoStory on CD & DVD 7
Flight Simulator 2004
MAGIX Video Pro X
MAGIX Movies on DVD 7
MAGIX Ringtone Maker 3
MAGIX Ringtone Maker 2007
Personal Stock Manager
Evil Islands
Sesame Street Numbers
Land Before Time Activity Center
SimTown
Microsoft Xbox 360 Accessories
xusb21.sys
Microsoft LifeChat
Time to Ride
Delta Force Land Warrior
Bicycle Card Games 2.0
Time Force
Roxio Easy DVD Copy 2
Bicycle Casino 2.0
Alice in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons 1.1
Heroes Chronicles: Warlords of the Wasteland
Individual PRX-BP5 Business Plan Pro 5.0
Big Mutha Truckers
Chess Tactics Art 3.0
Disney’s Aladdin Chess Adventures
The Golf Pro
honestech Fireman CD/DVD Burner
Deck Designer 5.7.4
The Ultimate Home
Atari Arcade Hits 1
Better Homes and Gardens Landscaping and Deck Designer 7.0
Easy Family Tree
Earth 2150
Business PlanMaker Professional
Hollywood High
FlipAlbum 5.5 Suite
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
Dig Dug Deeper
Bob the Builder – Bob Builds a Park
Motorola Driver Installer
PhotoImpact Pro
BusinessCards Infinity and ProLabels 8.0
MP Drivers for Network / Printer Driver for Network
Knitware Sweater Design 2.22
Organized Expressions for Knitters & Crocheters
Better Homes and Gardens Home Designer 6.0
VersaCheck Pro
Pinnacle InstantCD/DVD Suite
PhotoImpact Pro
Home and Business Lawyer Deluxe 2005
ENGLISH PRO For Kids 1.0 Build 5
Compton’s World Atlas
Mips VersaCheck 2000 Personal w_150 checks
AnyTime Organizer 9.3
eMedia Guitar Method 1 v1.2
Nightlong: Union City Conspiracy
WinZip E-mail Companion

Old Games/Programs that now support Windows Vista SP2

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Application
Nickelodeon Party Blast
The Living Word Bible Suite
Bengal
Chicken Attack Pack
Ultra Fighters
Trophy Hunter 2003
Aquatica 3D
Bird Hunter 2003
Power Rangers Ninja Storm
Endless Ages
SnoCross Extreme Jewel Case
Card And Board Games 2
Star Defender
Strategic Command
Sportsmans Challenge
PowerProducer 2
Apocalyptica
Prisoner of War
Z Zone
Digital Photo Album
MasterCook
Mini Nutcracker 2.0
BBC Walking With Dinosaurs
Pinnacle Express
Monopoly
EuroTalk Multimedia Dictionary
LEGO Racers
iF-22
Monsters, Inc. Wreck Room Arcade
Call of Duty(TM) Game of the Year Edition
Route 66 Arizona and New Mexico Screensaver
eGames Fishing
Chinese Checkers Special Edition
Might and Magic® VI
Puzzle Master 2
Proventure Business Cards
Thief 2
Greeting Card Magic
A+ Italian
Crazy Drake
Silent Hunter II
World War II Panzer Claws
The World of Animals 3D
FormTool v5
Rahjongg The Curse of Ra
1000 Solitaire Games
Dexter’s Laboratory (TM) – Science Ain’t Fair
Atlantis Rising
Bookkeeper
Studio
Cosmi CDRS568 Print Perfect v1200-Font browser
Dragon Throne – Battle of Red Cliffs
Deer Hunter 2003
Cyber Chess
Greeting Card Magic
Slots 100
muvee autoProducer 3.5 magicMoments
Let It Ride 1.0
Pro Business Suite 2
LEC Translate
Corel Photo Downloader
Numbers Undercover
Edmark Trudy’s Time & Place House
Jasc Paint Shop Pro 8
Dabbler
Awesome Animated Monster Maker Math
Sonic Foundry Super Duper Music Looper
AQUA TIME
Starry Night CSAP
Sombras de Guerra – La Guerra Civil Espanola
Cost Xpert 3.5
Tony Hawks Pro Skater 4
大智慧
Encyclopaedia Britannica CD Installer
Blast Thru
The Spooky Alley
Kid Pix Deluxe 3
Tiny Toons – Buster and the Beanstalk, Enhanced Version
Go Fish! Pop ‘N’ Drop (Jewel Case)
Warcraft III
Smart Attorney 8.0
Disney’s Classic Print Studio Collection
Brick Blasta
Typing Instructor for Kids II
搜刮KK歌狂
Gangsters 2
Disney’s Tigger Too
NeffyManSp
Elementary Advantage 2004 -Earth Science
Mahjongg Master 2 Special Edition
Richard Scarry’s Best Math Program Ever
Micrografx Windows Draw 5
StudyWorks 2002
Blues Clues School
Kohan Ahriman’s Gift
Zoombinis Logical Journey(TM)
Midnight Nowhere
Flanker 2.5
Letterbugs
Manga Studio Debut 3.0
Math Munchers Deluxe
Clip Art Browser
New Oxford Dictionary of English
Voyage in Egypt
Casino Master & Advanced Casino Strategy
StudyWorks! Teaching Pro
1000 Borders & Backgrounds
Rand McNally Road Atlas
Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego?
Sesame Street Numbers
Magic School Bus – Dinosaurs
Middle School Advantage 2004-Life Science
Sonic’s Schoolhouse
Bob the Builder
Typing Instructor
Arabic Made Easy
RUMBA
Biology v1.00
Parchisi
WIGGINS
DUAL SUDOKU
MGI Photo Suite III Photography Power Pack Platinum Edition
MAGIX Music Maker V2000
BBC Walking With Dinosaurs
LandDesigner 3D
Topo USA 3.0
Love Medicine and Miracles 1.1
Jasc Paint Shop Pro Studio
Persian Tutor
Schoolhouse Rock: Grammar Rock
Myth II
ClueFinders Mystery Mansion Arcade
World Book
Ulead PhotoImpact 5
Freddi Fish and the Case of The Missing Kelp Seeds
Tiger Woods 99 PGA TOUR Golf
WORLD CUISINE – JAPANESE W/ ROY TOYAMA
Road Adventures USA
Captain Keyboard
MAGIX music studio generation 6 deLuxe
CURIOUS GEORGE READS, WRITES AND SPELLS
Better Homes and Gardens Home Designer Suite 6.0
Teach Yourself to Play Piano 1.8
QuickVerse 7.0
Multimedia Algebra II v3.50
The Factory Deluxe
Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 15
Candy Land
Instant Shed & Shop Design
Bloxxit (CD version)
Beetle Bug (CD version)
Learn to Play Guitar
LiLingvoSoft Talking Picture Dictionary 2008 English
Chinese Mandarin Simplified for Windows
Middle School Math and Grammar v3.40
Emperor’s New Groove – Groove Center
Type For Fun!
Mickey: Prepárate para el Colegio 2, de Disney
Quickstart German Immersion (Jewel Case)
MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 10
Encyclopaedia Britannica CD Installer
Art Explosion Portfolio Browser
Check Designer
Rockett’s New School
HyperSign for Kids
Business Cards
Smart Business Plan 8.0
Fox Kids Spooky Castle
Carmen Sandiego Jr. Edition
Fisher-Price Dream Dollhouse from Davidson
Pro Pinball:The Web
Middle School Language Arts – Grade 7
Small Business Pro
Broderbund Home and Business Lawyer
Fast Food Tycoon 2
Asteroids
Battlefield 2142
MyDataBase
greenstreet CalendarMaker
AurynQuest
PhotoSUITE 4.0
Sesame Street Numbers
Land Before Time Activity Center
SimTown
Jewel Island
Casper – The Magical Toy Store
The Spooky Alley
Critical Thinking
Gogo is searching for Shlompi
Greeny All the Difference
Julia – Back to theSweet Sixtes
Super mind
Science
Reading Hebrew
Pinnacle Studio 12
MYTR Filter 2.6
Animal World
RoadRegister
Számlázó
Sicher im Tunnel
Gold butterfly 333
Robbie Konijn
RoadRegister
יש לי סוד- אני קורא אנגלית
Adegas e Vinhos 2.1
Pinnacle Studio 12
终极解码
Accounting Master 2008
Top Radio
The Spooky Alley

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