If you’ve moved from Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Ultimate, you may have noticed some games have been cut from the mix. Most notably, Hold ‘em.
Microsoft intends to release Hold ‘em through Games for Windows as it did for Tinker but for those of you who can’t wait, here’s a way to get Hold ‘em working on your Windows 7 system.
Download this zip folder. It contains all the necessary files required to install Hold ‘em on Windows 7 x86 & x64.
Extract the contents to your desktop, then right click Install.bat and click Run as administrator.
A command window will open prompting you for a keystroke to begin.
Once it has finished it’s job, it will prompt for another keystroke to exit.
If any errors occur, please post a topic here.
Now you can go ahead and click the Games link in your Start Menu and play away!
Note that you may have a security warning when you attempt to play the game. This is a completely safe method and you can go ahead and uncheck the box asking to check the file every time it’s opened.
And it’s as easy as that! Enjoy :)