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Old March 16th 19, 04:57 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default Installing WinXP MSN Gaming Zone games into Win 10


Is it possible?

The standalone WinXP games can be installed ease. But I failed to find
hints about installing those MSN games, notably Internet Hearts.


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Old March 16th 19, 05:44 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default Installing WinXP MSN Gaming Zone games into Win 10

On 3/16/2019 12:57 AM, Mr. Man-wai Chang wrote:

Is it possible?****

The standalone WinXP games can be installed ease. But I failed to find
hints about installing those MSN games, notably Internet Hearts.


Your wife's vagina smells like dead fish.
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Old March 16th 19, 07:17 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default Installing WinXP MSN Gaming Zone games into Win 10

On 3/15/2019 11:57 PM, Mr. Man-wai Chang wrote:

Is it possible?****

The standalone WinXP games can be installed ease. But I failed to find
hints about installing those MSN games, notably Internet Hearts.


As Ken Blake mentioned;
http://winaero.com/blog/get-windows-...or-windows-10/
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Old March 16th 19, 09:33 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default Installing WinXP MSN Gaming Zone games into Win 10

On Sat, 16 Mar 2019 14:17:52 -0500, in alt.comp.os.windows-10,
GlowingBlueMist wrote:

On 3/15/2019 11:57 PM, Mr. Man-wai Chang wrote:

Is it possible?****

The standalone WinXP games can be installed ease. But I failed to find
hints about installing those MSN games, notably Internet Hearts.


As Ken Blake mentioned;
http://winaero.com/blog/get-windows-...or-windows-10/


And expect to reinstall it with each subsequent upgrade, because
Microsoft ain't getting rid of that part of the install code.

But at least they don't have SmartScreen tell you "this program does not
run on this version of Windows." I've had programs that worked perfectly
fine in previous versions become subject to that because planned
obsolescence.

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Old March 16th 19, 09:37 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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On 3/17/2019 1:44 AM, Idaho Homo Joe wrote:

Your wife's vagina smells like dead fish.


That spot always stink!

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Old March 16th 19, 09:38 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default Installing WinXP MSN Gaming Zone games into Win 10

On 3/17/2019 3:17 AM, GlowingBlueMist wrote:
On 3/15/2019 11:57 PM, Mr. Man-wai Chang wrote:

Is it possible?****

The standalone WinXP games can be installed ease. But I failed to find
hints about installing those MSN games, notably Internet Hearts.


As Ken Blake mentioned;
http://winaero.com/blog/get-windows-...or-windows-10/



One comment said it's impossible to install WinXP games. I guess Hyper-V
is the only sure option.

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Old March 16th 19, 11:36 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default Installing WinXP MSN Gaming Zone games into Win 10

On Sat, 16 Mar 2019 16:33:02 -0500, Zaghadka
wrote:

On Sat, 16 Mar 2019 14:17:52 -0500, in alt.comp.os.windows-10,
GlowingBlueMist wrote:

On 3/15/2019 11:57 PM, Mr. Man-wai Chang wrote:

Is it possible?****

The standalone WinXP games can be installed ease. But I failed to find
hints about installing those MSN games, notably Internet Hearts.


As Ken Blake mentioned;
http://winaero.com/blog/get-windows-...or-windows-10/


And expect to reinstall it with each subsequent upgrade, because
Microsoft ain't getting rid of that part of the install code.



Unfortunately, that's correct (with major upgrades, not the in-between
minor ones). But reinstalling it is quick and easy.

Those games are a very minor thing to me, but nevertheless that's one
of the things that ****es me off the most about Microsoft's attitude.
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Old March 16th 19, 11:53 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default Installing WinXP MSN Gaming Zone games into Win 10

Mr. Man-wai Chang wrote:
On 3/17/2019 3:17 AM, GlowingBlueMist wrote:
On 3/15/2019 11:57 PM, Mr. Man-wai Chang wrote:

Is it possible?

The standalone WinXP games can be installed ease. But I failed to
find hints about installing those MSN games, notably Internet Hearts.


As Ken Blake mentioned;
http://winaero.com/blog/get-windows-...or-windows-10/



One comment said it's impossible to install WinXP games. I guess Hyper-V
is the only sure option.


It's impossible to modify signed content and get away with it.
You need the signing key and signing software, which you
would have to steal. If the signing method was "weak" enough,
such as say the usage of MD5, then it could be cracked. Microsoft
has moved to SHA-2 (SHA256) for signing Windows Updates now,
so they take more care with signing than they used to.

When content is not digitally signed, it can be hacked
by people with the knowledge on how to do it.

16 bit content won't run on a 64 bit OS. And some people
mistake the error message as indicating a "problem" with
the EXE which doesn't actually exist. Instead, it's a message
which is telling you that there is no WOW subsystem available
to run 16 bit code on a 64 bit OS. To play old games,
do a multiboot install, and put a 32 bit OS on the same
machine as your 64 bit OS. Then you can play your
old old games there.

This is getting harder to do, as NVidia no longer creates
brand new 32 bit drivers for Windows. You would have to
use a driver which is at least a couple years old now.

Paul
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Old March 17th 19, 01:13 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default Installing WinXP MSN Gaming Zone games into Win 10

On Sat, 16 Mar 2019 19:53:12 -0400, in alt.comp.os.windows-10, Paul
wrote:

Instead, it's a message
which is telling you that there is no WOW subsystem available
to run 16 bit code on a 64 bit OS.


Or the NTVDM. Microsoft wasn't willing to port either of them. This
software is all about 2 decades old (or more), unless you're talking
about a recycled 16-bit InstallShield for a 32-bit app. AFAIK, 16-bit was
essentially deprecated on Windows in 1995, though companies still wrote
stuff for MS-DOS before NT4 and the DirectX HAL (for games, display and
sound) hit. But both WIN-G and the GDL sucked, after all. 16-bit was gone
almost entirely a few years later, and good riddance to preemptive
multitasking tying up your entire machine with a crash. Ah, memories.

I don't blame them for calling it quits, but it wasn't impossible. They
could have ported it to 64-bit. They just couldn't recycle the 32-bit
code to do it, and they'd be running the WOW layer on top of the WOW64
layer, which is a bit too Frankenstein for good sense. So why do it at
all? It is a good question.

But Windows XP games like he's talking about are 32-bit and 64-bit, and
WinAero is pretty trustworthy AFAIK. The core Zone games were ported to
Win 7 x64. That's where WinAero got them from, and before that you'd have
to hack them in a hex editor yourself.

A lot of XP games will run on Windows 10, but, excepting the WinAero
package, it's advisable you don't put them in the Program Files (x86)
directory. Most XP gaming stuff isn't designed with ACLs or multi-user
environments in mind.

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