Can I run Vista Minesweeper game in Windows XP?

I would like to know if it is possible to install Vista's (or Win 7) version of Minesweeper on a Windows XP machine & run it? The Vista version has alot of features that make the game much more enjoyable.

Thanks!!
LVL 1
BlinkrAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
DaxitConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi

it seems that on this sit you can find what you need:

http://jonnyw1989.wordpress.com/2007/01/31/windows-vista-games-for-xp-update/

Try it out at your own risk by the way, I did not have the time to check them, also I suggest you to scan the files with an antivirus before installation.

The site have a good reputation, but do scan the files anyway.

Let us know if it works or not...

bye
0
 
jimyXCommented:
Yes you can get Vista games on XP but you must download this file first: Vista.Emulation.DLL

0
 
jimyXCommented:
BTW, except Chess.
You may download Vista.Emulation.dll for legally licensed software only.
0
Get your problem seen by more experts

Be seen. Boost your question’s priority for more expert views and faster solutions

 
BlinkrAuthor Commented:
Daxit, thanks for the link. It was one of those "wait 45 seconds for the free download" sites & there were 3 downloads. After doing the install, it didn't work all that well. But so far it is the only solution I've seen to get these games to play at all. Thanks again!!
0
 
BlinkrAuthor Commented:
jimyx, this "Vista.Emulation.dll" file is included in the download files at the link that Daxit posted. Thanks for taking to time to post an answer anyway.
0
 
DaxitCommented:
Here you are Blinkr

Have fun.

Bye
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.