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Windows 7: Default Windows 7 Games disappeared..


20 May 2010   #1

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 
Default Windows 7 Games disappeared..

Hi, I dont see any inbuilt windows 7 games in Games folder. All I see is Myst 4 which I had installed in the past. Also, when I search for any game (Ex. Solitaire). It doesnt open it. I have also checked in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Games folder. It just shows that shortcut of all the games but not the original files.

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What are my options?




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20 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Go to...

Control Panel->Programs->Turn Windows Features on or off

A pop-up will appear. Wait for it to populate, and you should see a games folder. You can check mark the games you want and hit OK and they'll install.
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20 May 2010   #3

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Hello Bill, thanks for the reply. I have already checked this options and all games are turned on by default.

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20 May 2010   #4

 

In that case, uncheck the games and complete the prompt windows. Windows will uninstall the games. Once done, follow the same process and check mark the Games.

Simple windows logic, un-install and re-install.
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20 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Oooh... Try this:

In elevated CMD, type:

Start /wait ocsetup InboxGames

This will take a while to complete, then return you to the command prompt. There'll be no message.

If the above doesnt work, run sfc /scannow.

If sfc is not able to repair, then I suppose Repair install will be the only option left.
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20 May 2010   #6

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Hi Bill, nothing has worked so far. I guess repair install is the only way left.
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20 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Hang on. Try the steps in this tutorial.

Games Explorer Folder - Restore Default Games
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20 May 2010   #8

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

That has worked. You're the man.

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20 May 2010   #9

 

OMG!!! How did we miss our own encyclopedia (Tutorials page)
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