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Will video games work on my netbook?


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I recently bought a disk drive for my Acer Eee PC with Intel Atom processor. I wanted to buy some games like Orange box to play on it, 1: is windows 7 too new to play a game from like 2000 on? and 2: will my netbook be able to handle the graphics?
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Hi sonjeriff, really this should be in the Windows, Classic, Linux, and Other OS section but i'll give you some advice.
As a rule of thumb netbooks shouldn't be used to play games, their graphics output just can't handle anything much above solitaire lol. Older games like point-and-click games should be able to play. You have an option to access applications in "Compatability mode", to do this simply right click the app/ game, click properties, click compatability. In the drop-down menu you have options of different operating systems, I find most older games work under the Windows XP SP2 option. It basically tricks the app into thinking its running on XP Service Pack 2 and shouldn't throw up too many errors if any.

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