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Instead of making a long list of software that supports Windows 7, I'm making a list of software that doesn't work with Windows 7.

There are four categories, the first is: Windows 10+ only, the second is: Windows 8+ only, the third is: Requires modification to work on Windows 7, and the fourth is: Unofficially works on Windows 7.

There's likely plenty more software that isn't listed here, so let me know if any Windows 8+ only software gets any mods that lets it work on 7, or any new 8+ or only officially supports 8+ software comes out.

Windows 10+ only:


  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Death Stranding (DirectX 12 only, missing a few APIs, and has an OS block)
  • Forza Horizon 4 (UWP)
  • Horizon Zero Dawn (Same as Death Stranding, but has no OS block, or at least a older patch doesn't)
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • Minecraft Bedrock (UWP)
  • Sea of Thieves (Matchmaking backend comes from Microsoft Store)
  • Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind


  • Facebook Messenger app
  • iTunes
  • Microsoft Office 2019 (Unofficially works on 8.x)
  • NVIDIA Broadcast
  • Oculus Setup/App
  • Presonus StudioOne v5 (Might unofficially work on 7/8, but untested)

Windows 8+ only:

Game clients:

EA Desktop Beta (Requires a 8.x dll, also,  the installer has a block that blocks anything under 8.1, and application verifier does not work)


Kingston SSD Manager

Requires modification to work on Windows 7:


  • Crysis Remastered (You should probably play this with DXVK. This happens without DXVK)
  • Back 4 Blood Alpha (Requires xinput1_3.dll from C:\Windows\System32 to be copied into the same folder as the game .exe and renamed xinput1_4.dll)
  • Mafia: Definitive Edition (Requires DXVK to run. More info here)
  • Mafia II: Definitive Edition (Requires xinput1_3.dll from C:\Windows\System32 to be copied into the same folder as the game .exe and renamed xinput1_4.dll)
  • Need For Speed Heat (Requires modifying the Origin launcher)
  • Postal 4: No Regerts (Unreal Engine bug. It requires a fix that the developers of the game posted)
  • Star Wars™: Squadrons (Same fix as Postal 4)
  • System Shock Remastered (Same fix as Postal 4)


Unofficially works on Windows 7:

Game clients:

GOG Galaxy 2.0 (1.2 is superior and supports 7 officially)


  • Anthem
  • Battlefield 4 (Says it requires Windows 8 on Steam, likely a mistake as Battlefield 3, 1, and V all officially support Windows 7. Though Windows 8.x is known to perform better than 7 in game, so that might be why)
  • Boneworks
  • Command & Conquer™ Remastered Collection
  • Crusader Kings III
  • Death end re;Quest 2
  • Destroy All Humans! (Minimum OS is listed as 10, but in additional notes, it says it supports Windows 7 and 8.1. These guys forgot what minimum requirements mean)
  • Detroit: Become Human (Is a Vulkan game, but Windows 10?. People say it actually works better on 7 than on 10)
  • Disintegration (Was patched to fix issues with Windows 7, but minimum requirements still say Windows 10)
  • Doom 64
  • Empire of Sin
  • Fall Guys
  • Madden NFL 21
  • Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered
  • Persona 4 Golden
  • Phantasy Star Online 2 (According to Steam, it's DirectX 9.0c, but Windows 10+?)
  • ReCore: Definitive Edition
  • Rust (Game that used to support Windows XP, DirectX 9, DirectX 11, OpenGL, and Vulkan in early access, but now "requires" Windows 8.1 and only supports DirectX 11 and 12)
  • State of Decay 2
  • Trials of Mana
  • Watch Dogs: Legion


  • .NET Framework 4.8.1 
  • Anki
  • Audacity 
  • Blender 3
  • Calibre 6.0+
  • CorelDraw 2021
  • Cryptomator v1.6.x
  • Dolphin v16393+
  • EA Desktop
  • EasyBCD 2.4
  • Firefox latest
  • Google Drive
  • iTunes 12.11 
  • iZotope RX 10
  • Kingston SSD Manager
  • Kodi 21
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Mindview 8
  • MKVToolNix 67
  • MotionController0669
  • Mozilla VPN
  • MySQL 
  • MySQL Workbench 8
  • OBS
  • OneDrive
  • OneNote app
  • OpenExpert
  • Paintnet 5.0+
  • PCSX2
  • PerfectDisk
  • Photoshop 2023
  • Presonus StudioOne v5
  • Process Monitor
  • Python 3.9+
  • QMMP version 2
  • Rebelle 5
  • Steam
  • TCPView 4.x x64
  • Ubisoft Connect
  • Vidcoder 7 
  • Visual Studio Code
  • vmware player 16
  • VQProbe
  • Windows Mixed Reality
  • Xbox App
  • Yuzu emu EA-2686+
  • ZBrush


Edited by Tripredacus
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  • 2 weeks later...

Doom 64 on Steam works fine under Windows 7 and probably on Windows 8/8.1 as well. The fact that they only list Windows 10 under supported Operating systems section is odd considering they fully support Doom Eternal on Windows 7.

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