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Windows 8 Turn on direct play to use older games... windows 8, 8.1.1 and 10


Windows Forum Team
Staff member
Premium Supporter
May 22, 2012
If you want to play older games on your new laptop it's a good idea to enable this.
1. Press [windows key]+[x] then press [p] to open the control panel.
2. find/ open "Programs and Features" then press the "Turn windows features on or off"... it's on the left hand side.
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3. Put a tick in the direct play... look in the L's for legacy, then restart your system.
When i put ok on directplay its say searching file from windows update concet to internet but nothing happened its stuck here.what Can i do.
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