First of all....
HELLO AGAIN to all my old friends here at BC. Ive not been here for nearly a year due to lack of time and lack of available computers where i have been, but im back!
Right then buddy. These games you mention are old games that i imagine only run in MS Dos, which the modern day Windows platforms either struggle with or dont play at all. In a short term, they just are not compatible with some models of PC or XP/Vista.
But, do not fear. There is a program called DOSbox which basically creates a virtual DOS format to allow the game to run.
Its a little detailed, but here is a link to a guide and site that will help you with it and all the software you need. It also is a site for abandonware games, so you might find some old classics there that you can download to play and keep for free, legally. The site is also very clean of Virus and Malware, but like anything, always have a quick scan yourself first.
Heres the linky, have fun, you should have the games playing in no time:DOSbox and instructions