will windows 7 games work on windows 8?

I found a good deal on a new laptop but it has Windows 8 on it. I was wondering if the games/programs I have/get for Windows 7 will run on it?

Example I plan on getting the new Sims City that is for Windows 7 though?


Hi Tony,


Thank you for choosing Windows 8 and joining us on our community.


From the issue description, I understand that you want to know if the programs that you have in Windows 7 are compatible with Windows 8.


I would like to inform you that SimCity is compatible with Windows 8.

I would suggest you to go to Windows 8 compatibility center and check for the compatibility of the programs with Windows 8. Here is the link for your reference.



Make older programs compatible with this version of Windows



You can also go to Windows store and download games on the computer.


Hope it helps. For any Windows related issues you can join us any time and we will be happy to help you.

Tadasha Mishra

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 871 Applies to: