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Windows 7: Lost Spider Solitaire in Windows 7

09 Nov 2011   #1
ltp2001

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Lost Spider Solitaire in Windows 7

I kept getting the message Critical Error: Failed to Create DirectX Device and got on a forum that told me to create a "Games" folder on my desktop, highlight and drag the spider solitaire application from my Programs file and open it from there. Not only did that not work for my problem, now I can't get spider solitaire or any of the other MS games that came on the computer to open either. I've downloaded a free spider solitaire but don't like it. I want my Windows 7 version back. Any ideas?


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09 Nov 2011   #2
derekimo

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ltp2001 View Post
I kept getting the message Critical Error: Failed to Create DirectX Device and got on a forum that told me to create a "Games" folder on my desktop, highlight and drag the spider solitaire application from my Programs file and open it from there. Not only did that not work for my problem, now I can't get spider solitaire or any of the other MS games that came on the computer to open either. I've downloaded a free spider solitaire but don't like it. I want my Windows 7 version back. Any ideas?
Welcome to the forum,

You could try turning off the games features, reboot, then turn them back on again.

Windows Features - Turn On or Off

This is always handy too, to find and fix corrupt files,

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Let us know how it goes.
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09 Nov 2011   #3
ltp2001

Windows 7
 
 
Lost Spider Solitaire in Windows 7

To derekimo: You are a genius. That worked and I can't even begin to figure out how. Now if I get my Critical Error message again I'll be back. Thanks
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10 Nov 2011   #4
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ltp2001 View Post
To derekimo: You are a genius. That worked and I can't even begin to figure out how. Now if I get my Critical Error message again I'll be back. Thanks
You're very welcome, glad you got it working again.

We'll be here.
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