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Windows 7: My Windows 7 came with no games!


27 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 9.04
 
 
My Windows 7 came with no games!

Is that normal?

I open Games Explorer and it's completely blank. I've always known Microsoft operating systems to come with a few "stock" games, but it seems I was duped!

I'm using the 64-bit RTM release from MSDNAA.

What gives?

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27 Aug 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I guess they figured since its for academic purposes, that you wont have time to play games...
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27 Aug 2009   #3

 
 

People actually play those games... ?

>.>
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27 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

LOL, seriously?

I thought the one MSDNAA was the same thing the manufacturers got.

And yes, those games are fun! Sure, I don't spend hours at a time playing Chess, but it's nice if I have to wait 5 minutes for a teacher or something and I'm bored...

Anyway, is there an easy way to install the Microsoft games? Or do I have to download them each separately and put them in that Games manager?
(I also read about Inkball not being included in Windows 7... but would the EXE from Vista work?)
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27 Aug 2009   #5

 
 

Go to Control Panel..Turn Windows Features ON/OFF.. Make sure the games are ticked off there...
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27 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

I couldn't find it under Control Panel, but I did it by searching for "Windows Features" in the Start Menu.

Thanks for the tip though!
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27 Aug 2009   #7

 
 

Sorry.. My bad.. In control Panel, to go programs

I attached an image to help you out.

My Windows 7 came with no games!-windows-features-control-panel.png


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27 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Oh, I see...

I prefer having my Control Panel with the items though, because that way it shows all the options. But typing "Windows Features" in the Start Menu works too.
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27 Aug 2009   #9

 
 

Oh. So were you able to tick off the games? Did that work?
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27 Aug 2009   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I found that as well (I'm running the Pro edition). It seems that, although the games are included, they are disabled by default and you simply need to reenable them in Program Features.
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