Posted on 31 August 12 at 15:21Tufty94 said:tpb fan said:do theses games require windows 8 or can they be played on windows 7 as well?They will most likely require Windows 8. None of them seem good enough to warrant a purchase of Windows 8. Not until they fix the hosts file issue at least.Not sure what you want to do with the Hosts file, but here is a quick excerpt from ghacks on fixing the issue (I haven't tried it myself):"Tom just pointed out that turning off Windows Defender, which basically is Microsoft Security Essentials, in Windows 8 will resolve the issue. It appears that the program has been designed to protect some hosts from being added to the Windows hosts file. To turn off Windows Defender press the Windows key, type Windows Defender and hit enter. This launches the program. Switch to Settings here and select Administrator on the left. Locate Turn on Windows Defender and uncheck the preference and click save changes afterwards.Please note that this turns off Windows Defender, and that it is recommended to have another antivirus program installed on the system to have it protected against Internet and local threats.If you do not want to disable Windows Defender completely, you can alternatively add the hosts file to the list of excluded files and processes. You do that with a on Settings > Excluded files and locations. This basically blocks Windows Defender from scanning or manipulating the hosts file in the operating system."