Does Windows 8 Have XP Mode?

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XP mode in Windows 8 doesn’t work. I tried it anyway. Microsoft only offered the Windows 7 XP mode. I have some old DOS games that either returned an error or crashed. I don’t know if it’s because I now have a 64-bit processor.

The problems that you’re experiencing could be happening for any number of reasons, but I suspect that those games are just fundamentally incompatible with Windows 8 and 64 bits.

Sure, XP mode isn’t available on Windows 8, but you can do something almost exactly like it.

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Can I Play My Old Games on My 64-bit Computer?

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I have a 64-bit computer. I still have many old games on CD. Is there any way to play them on my computer? I’ve tried to right-click and select the option to play older versions or change any options that I can think, but so far, none of this has helped.

Technically, it doesn’t matter if the games are on CD. That’s just how they’re delivered to you. What’s more important is what the game itself uses, requires and expects from your machine. That will vary dramatically from game to game.

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Do I need a new motherboard for a new version of DirectX?

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Leo, I installed a game and I can’t play it. It says I need Direct X 11. Does that mean I need to get a new motherboard that has Direct X 11 just to play this game?

No, it doesn’t, though it could mean you might need a new video card.

There are a couple of things going on with DirectX.

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