Play a game that is not supported on Windows 8.1 / 10 by using an external hard drive with XP, 7 or 8 is that possible I heard it was?

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I was told someone was using an older version of Windows on a hard drive + the game on that hard drive connected to a PC with latest Windows that don't support the game to trick it so it would work. Ok now I'm editing this because I was told it was 2 operating system on a laptop so I've yet to find out why... or how..
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  • Subhendu Sen
    More clear view is required. As per your query this is confusing, while your subject/heading yes, this is possible.
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  • jinteik
    You can easily do dual boot. or run the compatibility of the game to XP or what ever windows version you want.
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  • ToddN2000
    You can sometimes right click the games .EXE file and go to properties and change the compatibility mode to XP/ Win7 / Win8. It may also be a number of other issues. Depending on the systems it could be issues with a 32 vs 64 bit application. Processor speed can be another factor. I have some old games I loved to play but they wont run on today's newer machines. A game like Space Invaders runs for about 1 sec then game over. Some games were based on processor clock speed.
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