There are always shocks and surprises when you upload a new operating system to a computer, or you get a new computer with a new operating system. One that gamers always look for is whether the new system will allow their games to be played seemlessly, especially if they are older games. Well, for Windows 10, it seems like almost all games can be played. However, as Microsoft’s Boris Schneider-Johne explained to Rocket Beans TV, there are some “silly exceptions”:
“Everything that ran in Windows 7 should also run in Windows 10. There are just two silly exceptions: antivirus software and stuff that’s deeply embedded into the system needs updating – but the developers are on it already – and then there are old games on CD-ROM that have DRM. This DRM stuff is also deeply embedded in your system, and that’s where Windows 10 says ‘sorry, we cannot allow that, because that would be a possible loophole for computer viruses.’ That’s why there are a couple of games from 2003-2008 with SecuROM, etc. that simply don’t run without a no-CD patch or some such. We can just not support that if it’s a possible danger for our users. There are a couple of patches from developers already, and there is stuff like GOG where you’ll find versions of those games that work.”
So players should be leery when playing certain older games on Windows 10. It may not be able to run them. And if they can’t, look around for a patch, there just might be one in the future.