Games have always been a part of Windows operating system. Even in the days of Windows 3.1, there were some games included in the system itself such as Microsoft Minesweeper. More games were added to Windows 95 and Windows 98. And when Windows XP was released they added online version of some of the games such as Backgammon and Checkers. In Windows 7 they added games like Chess and Purble Place.
Unfortunately starting with Windows 10, Microsoft decided not to include any games in the installation media itself. However, they gave the option to download and install any of these games from Microsoft Store. If you want to install and use those classic games from Windows 7 once again on your Windows 10, then you can just install a third-party package containing all the old Microsoft games.
During the installation, you can choose a language for the user interface as well as which of the games are to be installed. It comes with almost all the games that were included on Windows 7 installation media. Among the included games are – Chess, FreeCell, Hearts, Internet Backgammon, Internet Checkers, Internet Spades, Mahjong, Minesweeper, Purble Place, Solitaire, and Spider Solitaire. All of these games are taken from Windows 7 SP1 and should work fine on any version of Windows 10.
After the installation, these are placed and integrated in the Start menu of Windows desktop as usual. You can launch them from the Start menu easily. But if you are trying to launch these games and nothing is happening or the games close unexpectedly, then you should install Visual C++ Runtimes on your PC first. For install all the different versions of Visual C++ Runtimes quickly and without having to manually download the setup packages by following instructions in our previous article – Install Visual C++ Runtimes Easily in Windows 10.
You can download Windows 7 Games for Windows 8/10 from https://winaero.com/download-windows-7-games-for-windows-10/.