Continuing the discussion from Why Microsoft Dropped 3D Pinball From Windows (and How to Bring It Back):
Here is an alternative way::
- Download Windows XP mode from Microsoft (links below).
- Rename WindowsXPMode_en-us.exe to WindowsXPMode_en-us.exe.7z (or any compressed file extension).
- Open that modified 7z file (469 MB) with 7ZIP, go to the Sources folder, extract the xpm file (473 MB).
- Rename the xpm file to xpm.7z, open it with 7ZIP, extract the VirtualXP file (1.12 GB).
- This VirtualXP file is a virtual hard drive of Windows XP. This file can be use in HyperV or VirtualBox as VHD file. But for this current purpose rename the VirtualXP file to VirtualXP.7z.
- Open VirtualXP.7z with 7ZIP, go to Program Files > Windows NT, extract the whole Pinball folder to your current directory.
- Microsoft Download Centre:: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx%3Fid=8002
- WindowsXPMode_en-us.exe:: https://download.microsoft.com/download/7/2/C/72C7BAB7-2F32-4530-878A-292C20E1845A/WindowsXPMode_en-us.exe
- WindowsXPMode_N_en-us.exe:: https://download.microsoft.com/download/7/2/C/72C7BAB7-2F32-4530-878A-292C20E1845A/WindowsXPMode_N_en-us.exe
Extract xpm file with 7ZIP
Pinball folder in VirtualXP file
Extracted Pinball files
Playing Pinball game