Playing old games in Windows 10

I've been having trouble playing some of my older games in windows 10. Games line Rise of Nations, Command and Conquer the first 17 years. Generals Zero hour, and more. I was trying to run them in a virtual machine running windows xp, but the screen driver seems to be causing a problem. Does anyone have a way to run these and other older games in window 10?
 

mailpup

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Try changing the compatibility mode. I don't have Windows 10 so I can't guide you through it specifically.
 

cliffordcooley

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There are two ways to change the compatibility mode.
  1. Right click the executable and select troubleshoot compatibility
  2. Right click the executable and select properties. Navigate to the compatibility tab. Where you also have the option to start the troubleshoot compatibility wizard. Or you can manually select the compatibility mode and settings you want to run.
Running the application "As Administrator" may also help.
 

mailpup

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So it seems that Windows 10 works the same as Windows 7. Thanks, cliffordcooley.