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I have downloaded Oracel PC emulator and have downloaded one PC game since I installed Windows 7 on Oracle PC emulator but the game is slow. How can I get it faster?
 

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I have downloaded Oracel PC emulator and have downloaded one PC game since I installed Windows 7 on Oracle PC emulator but the game is slow. How can I get it faster?
I assume you mean Oracle's VirtualBox. Virtualization is usually slower than running it normally however I think your problem is that you haven't got a GPU passed through to the VM. Depending on what OS you use normally, this is either easy or difficult. If you use Windows as your main OS, it's possible but extremely difficult. You will need to Google a way to pass through a GPU to the VM for whatever your main OS is (Likely Mac or some distro of Linux).
 

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I assume you mean Oracle's VirtualBox. Virtualization is usually slower than running it normally however I think your problem is that you haven't got a GPU passed through to the VM. Depending on what OS you use normally, this is either easy or difficult. If you use Windows as your main OS, it's possible but extremely difficult. You will need to Google a way to pass through a GPU to the VM for whatever your main OS is (Likely Mac or some distro of Linux).
I have Windows 10 on Lenovo ThinkPad with Inter Core i7 and I have two video card i dont remember right now.
What Tomato said explains it perfectly. What's the host OS, by the way? If your reason for installing a VM is that you need compatibility with a certain game, there may be better solutions depending on what OS you're running.
I have Windows 10 on Lenovo ThinkPad with Inter Core i7 and I have two video card i dont remember right now.
What it's better solutions? I really want to play old pc games such as 102 dalamantiner and Harry Potter games.
 

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I have Windows 10 on Lenovo ThinkPad with Inter Core i7 and I have two video card i dont remember right now.

I have Windows 10 on Lenovo ThinkPad with Inter Core i7 and I have two video card i dont remember right now.
What it's better solutions? I really want to play old pc games such as 102 dalamantiner and Harry Potter games.
It's not a perfect solution, but some old games will work on Windows 10 under compatibility mode. Right click the game's exe, go into Compatibility, enable compatibility mode and select Windows XP or Windows 98 as those seem to be the best options for those games based on the release year.
 
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It's not a perfect solution, but some old games will work on Windows 10 under compatibility mode. Right click the game's exe, go into Compatibility and select Windows XP as that seems to be the best option for those games based on the release year.
I have tried that and Harry Potter harry potter philosopher's stone work fine like that but not harry potter chamber of secrets and I'm not sure about 102 dalamantiner since I have not tried that yet.
 

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I have tried that and Harry Potter harry potter philosopher's stone work fine like that but not harry potter chamber of secrets and I'm not sure about 102 dalamantiner since I have not tried that yet.
Then I think your only option might actually be virtualization if you don't want to spend the money buying old hardware to play these games (Which is the best option if possible). The problem with virtualization is that you probably will need to learn to use Linux as it's just so much simpler to do the pass through I mentioned on it.

If you want to go the route of buying old hardware, even something as simple as a cheap laptop from Ebay that runs Windows XP should do the trick. They aren't extremely expensive usually but obviously not ideal.
 
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I have Windows 10 on Lenovo ThinkPad with Inter Core i7 and I have two video card i dont remember right now.
What it's better solutions? I really want to play old pc games such as 102 dalamantiner and Harry Potter games.
So it's a case of Windows breaking compatibility with older titles. That'll probably require different troubleshooting for each individual game, which is why some games worked in compatibility mode and some didn't. Maybe try compatibility mode with different settings, for example Windows XP or 98 instead of Windows 7, and try the various checkboxes in the compatibility tab too.

If that doesn't work, does it give you any error messages? You may also need to google something like "GameName Windows 10" to see if anyone was able to solve the issue.
 
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Then I think your only option might actually be virtualization if you don't want to spend the money buying old hardware to play these games (Which is the best option if possible). The problem with virtualization is that you probably will need to learn to use Linux as it's just so much simpler to do the pass through I mentioned on it.

If you want to go the route of buying old hardware, even something as simple as a cheap laptop from Ebay that runs Windows XP should do the trick. They aren't extremely expensive usually but obviously not ideal.
Ok I might think about buying old hardware with XP when I get money for it.
So it's a case of Windows breaking compatibility with older titles. That'll probably require different troubleshooting for each individual game, which is why some games worked in compatibility mode and some didn't. Maybe try compatibility mode with different settings, for example Windows XP or 98 instead of Windows 7, and try the various checkboxes in the compatibility tab too.

If that doesn't work, does it give you any error messages? You may also need to google something like "GameName Windows 10" to see if anyone was able to solve the issue.
Ok I'm going to try that and nothing like error messages but game just close himself.
 

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As MrSandstorm mentioned, troubleshooting each game is another option.

I just had a look at Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. It has SafeDisc DRM which is not compatible with anything past XP. You might need to download a crack for the game to boot if it did not come with one.
 
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Ironically you'd probably have an easier time emulating console versions of these games (if you owned them) or running the PC copies you already own on Linux with Wine, than you'll have trying to get your legitimate Windows games to run on a newer version of Windows. Isn't it a great operating system?

If the game has asinine DRM like SafeDisc you'll have even more trouble. As Tomato said you may need to resort to "alternative" methods to be able to play the games you paid for. I'm surprised you were able to run Philosopher's Stone, since it should also have SafeDisc.
 

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try get information on PC Gaming Wiki. I have a sizable 90's PC games catalog and always this wiki is my first step when I try to run something.

https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Harry_Potter_and_the_Philosopher's_Stone

This is a article from that website, as I don't know witch Harry Potter game you are trying to run, I got the first result just as an example.

If the info you want is not on that database, then try what was said above by the other users:

- Linux: try either VM or Wine. I believe it will not work without some degree of messing around. (I like the Mint distro, but many will serve you)

- Old hardware: try a XP build, it is not expansive this days, and you find XP drivers even for GPUs as new as GTX 900 series

- If the game was released for consoles, like PS2 or gamecube, you may find good results that way on your windows 10 PC.
 
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