How to Run Old Games on Windows 8

Do you miss playing some of your favorite old games on Windows 95 and Windows 98? If you are like me, you might have a lot of these games sitting around and wonder how you can play them again. In this tutorial, I will show you how to run old games on Windows 8, using a rare game called Pokemon Play It! Edition as an example.

First, enter the disk and open the new window. Create a new folder and name it whatever you want. Copy and paste the game into this new folder. This way, the computer will think that Windows 98 is running.

Next, go to setup and select properties, then go to compatibility. Choose Windows 98 media. After agreeing to any licensing, warranty, and proof of purchase requirements, install the necessary software to let the program work.

The classic boot-up screens will be displayed, and the game will start to load. And just like that, you can start playing your old game on Windows 8!

This method does not require any additional software, besides what is asked to install during the process. So dig out those old games and start playing them again.

In conclusion, this tutorial shows that it is possible to play old games on Windows 8. It’s mind-blowing to think that games like this still work after all these years. So, enjoy your classic games and relive the memories of the past!


Can Windows 8 play old games?
Most Windows applications will work just fine on Windows 8. This is especially true if they worked on Windows 7, as Windows 8 is very similar to Windows 7. Some old games and software, particularly ones designed for older operating systems like Windows XP, Windows 98, or DOS, may not work properly out of the box.
How do I run old programs on Windows 8?
In the search box on the taskbar, type Run programs made for previous versions of Windows and select it in the results. Select Next, select the program you're having trouble with, then select Next again. Select Troubleshoot program (or you can select Try recommended settings to try that).
How do I run games in Windows 8 compatibility mode?
You can manually change or set compatibility settings by right-clicking on the application and selecting properties. Click on the Compatibility tab and select the options that necessary for the program to run properly.
How to run Windows 95 games on Windows 8?
a) Press the 'Windows + W' key on the keyboard.b) Type compatibility in the search box and then press enter.c) Click “Run programs made for previous versions of Windows” option from the list appeared in the left side.d) Select the game and run.