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Windows 7: Default Games in Windows 7 Do not work!


14 Dec 2009   #1

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Default Games in Windows 7 Do not work!

As I've stated, the default games in windows 7 are not working. It is not a problem with my graphics card as I have an Ati Radeon HD 3200, everything is updated.

The Acer games however do work. Which is strange. The compatibility mode for said games are there as well, however when I try to put the default games like minesweeper and chess titans in compatibility mode, there is no compatibility mode tab for those games. I hoping that you all can help me out.

Thanks in Advance,
Mr. Jones


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15 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi Mr. Jones,

If you have an OEM copy of Windows 7, it's likely your preinstalled Windows games have been disabled by default. To enable them, type "Turn Windows features on or off" into your Start menu search bar, and click the first result. Then check the box next to 'Games' and click OK.

Let me know how that works for you.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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12 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

my minesweeper, hearts, solitaire & freecell apps do not work. they load up, then when i try to start a game, it goes into "not responding" mode. when i force the game to shut down, i get the message "Executable for (name of game) is not working."
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18 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi ae58,

Does this thread describe your same situation? You might want to try some of the solutions mentioned here as well: Windows 7 Games not responding

Let me know how it turns out.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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19 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

YES!
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19 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Awesome, ae58! Would you mind posting briefly which solution ended up working for you? It will be very helpful to people with this same issue in the future. Feel free to copy and paste from somewhere. Thanks!

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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20 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

this is what worked for me. From Magon_67 on the thread "Windows 7 Games not responding ===================================== Apart from the device side, this issue can also occur because of corrupted system files. I suggest using the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) to check the issue: 1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. 2. Type the following command, and then press ENTER: sfc /scannow The sfc /scannow command scans all system files and will recover the corrupted ones. 3. Please restart the computer and recheck the original issue.
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