can Directx 5 version work with windows 7

March 2, 2011 at 01:40:55
Specs: Windows 7
have old computer games ranging from 1995 to 2000 wont work on windows 7 keeps asking for directx 5 version will this work on windows 7?

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#1
March 2, 2011 at 04:56:56
Virtual PC has certain requirements. The version of Windows 7 and the capabilities of the CPU. Many laptops, for instance can't run virtualization. Look at the link below for requirements. Virtual PC allows you to download and install a special copy of WinXP, not Win95.

I suggest the instead of trying virtual PC you first try running the game/s in a Windows compatibility mode. Go to Control Panel> Action Center. Choose Windows Program Compatibility Troubleshooter. Then follow the onscreen prompts.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vi...


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#2
March 2, 2011 at 06:11:11
Windows 7 comes with DirectX 11 and is not compatible with older versions. Try compatibility mode or a virtual machine such as VirtualPC or VirtualBox.

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