Play on Windows® 7 Games Explorer
Software development companies, including game developers, have been building new applications on top of Windows 7. Certainly the new Windows 7 come across as a sleeker and faster upgrade of Windows Vista, but game developers are wary still hoping to prevent the same issues with Windows 7. The article explains how to start playing games in the new OS.
Follow these steps to play a game in Windows 7:
1. Firstly, to open the Games Explorer select 'Start'>Games. After this, a Set Up Games dialog box will appear. Now, click the option labeled Yes and 'Use Recommended Settings'.
You may see a note indicating that this system's performance information has not been created in the Preview pane on the right of the Games Explorer. Although you can click the link to rate this computer to start that process, but it is suggested that you neglect this option for now. Windows 7 helps to determine whether you can play certain games by using the 'Performance Information' which is also known as the Windows Experience Index. But this is not important at this time.
2. Now to find out more about a game, you have to click a game. The Details pane which is at the bottom of the Games Explorer shows some information about the chosen game which also includes the date and time when you last played the game. The Preview pane to the right shows tabs for the game which also includes rating, performance requirements and statistics.
As with Windows Explorer, you can hide away or display the Preview pane by clicking the button which is near the far-right side of the Command bar. You can also change the look of the icons for the games with the View button which is in the left of the Preview pane button.
When you start a game, you may receive a warning about slow game performance. Don’t be Worried. Just click 'OK' to start the game. It will give totally a new experience for PC gamers.