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Windows 7: Lost all the M.S Games

27 Nov 2009   #1
Hamrag2

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Lost all the M.S Games

Played a few games of Spider Solitaire two days ago - Tried to play again this evening but the 'Games' tab comes up with an emptyGames Folder !. Running a C: Drive search finds none of the games. Had a look on my lappy Vista system and there is a C:\ProgramFiles\Microsoftgames folder which has all the M.S games in it. There is no such Folder in my Windows 7/ C: /ProgramsFolder. Copied the Vista folder to my Windows 7, but they will not run. Any suggestions what has happened , and how to get them back without a complete Windows 7 Reinstall? . By the way system Restore did'nt find them.


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27 Nov 2009   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hamrag2 View Post
Played a few games of Spider Solitaire two days ago - Tried to play again this evening but the 'Games' tab comes up with an emptyGames Folder !. Running a C: Drive search finds none of the games. Had a look on my lappy Vista system and there is a C:\ProgramFiles\Microsoftgames folder which has all the M.S games in it. There is no such Folder in my Windows 7/ C: /ProgramsFolder. Copied the Vista folder to my Windows 7, but they will not run. Any suggestions what has happened , and how to get them back without a complete Windows 7 Reinstall? . By the way system Restore did'nt find them.
Go to Start->Control Panel->Programs and Features->Turn Windows Features Off and On->Make Sure that Games is checked
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27 Nov 2009   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hamrag2 View Post
Played a few games of Spider Solitaire two days ago - Tried to play again this evening but the 'Games' tab comes up with an emptyGames Folder !. Running a C: Drive search finds none of the games. Had a look on my lappy Vista system and there is a C:\ProgramFiles\Microsoftgames folder which has all the M.S games in it. There is no such Folder in my Windows 7/ C: /ProgramsFolder. Copied the Vista folder to my Windows 7, but they will not run. Any suggestions what has happened , and how to get them back without a complete Windows 7 Reinstall? . By the way system Restore did'nt find them.
If above does not work
In an adminstrator account type run, in search by start menu, then type sfc /scannow then enter . Might fix your files if not
I would do a reapair install (upgrade). That should get all the files back. B
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27 Nov 2009   #4
Hamrag2

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

May thanks Zidane24 That worked perfectly !! Have added to your Reputation. The only thing I have to find out now is HOW and why it happened as I have done no system reconfig in the last few days
???
@richc46 - many thanks also for your suggestion - will bear it in mind if I have any further problems
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27 Nov 2009   #5
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hamrag2 View Post
May thanks Zidane24 That worked perfectly !! Have added to your Reputation. The only thing I have to find out now is HOW and why it happened as I have done no system reconfig in the last few days
???
Have others who mess with your computer?
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27 Nov 2009   #6
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Have you got Tuneup Utilities, or any program like that on your machine.?
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27 Nov 2009   #7
Hamrag2

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

@jfar - Yes I do have 'TuneUp Utilities 2009 trial' running Can that cause a problem ??
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27 Nov 2009   #8
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

I had it a few builds ago, and I am almost positive that it did the same thing to my games, like yours, but they never came back for me no matter what I did, inc what Zidane24 suggested. So now I dont have it and everything is fine.
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