How to Run Old Games on Windows 11

How to Run Old Games on Windows 11


If your old software that was designed for previous versions does not work or operate in Windows 11/10/8/7, or if it does not run as well as it did in Windows Vista or Windows XP, you can make it work by utilizing Compatibility Mode. If you see the message “This program does not operate on Windows 11/10,” this post will assist you in making your older programs work.

How to Run Old Software and Games on Windows 11


Make outdated games and applications function on Windows 11/10


Make ancient applications and games run again! Compatibility Mode allows you to run older games and software on Windows 10 and Windows 11.


Select Properties from the context menu when you right-click on the program or program shortcut icon.

Navigate to the Compatibility tab.

Check the box next to Run this software in compatibility mode in the Compatibility mode section.

Select the version of Windows in which you know this program works from the drop-down menu.

If you are using Windows 10, choose an earlier Windows version where the program worked properly.

Click OK > Apply.

This should make the old program work in your Windows 11 or Windows 10 version.


Windows 11/10 Compatibility Mode


You can also use the Windows Program Compatibility Troubleshooter to assist you to get older apps to work in newer versions of Windows.

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