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Windows 7: Games included but not turned on?

25 Oct 2009   #1
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Games included but not turned on?

I installed Windows 7 Pro and have noticed the "games explorer" was empty. I went into "turn Windows features on or off" and turned on the ones I want.

It concerns me that novice users will not see these familiar games like "solitaire" and not be able to figure out how to turn them on. I know most of my family members would not.

I wonder if I disabled a service or something. Are these games on by default in your version on Windows RTM?


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25 Oct 2009   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

are games a 'pro' feature? - there are all present and correct in home premium...
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25 Oct 2009   #3
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Since I started using beta 7000 up till now (all Ultimate), games have always been installed and ready to use from the start menu without any intervention.
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25 Oct 2009   #4
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Looks like in Pro you have to turn them on. I find this odd. I suppose it makes sense......

I would not have done it this way. How many home users are going to get Pro? A bunch!
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25 Oct 2009   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

yes, i suppose professionals like to play purble place whilst relaxing...
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25 Oct 2009   #6
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
yes, i suppose professionals like to play purble place whilst relaxing...
Exactly! Professionals like me like to play too. What the hell MS? haha

It is a concern though. People coming from XP Pro will be saying

"It doesn't have the games I like to waste time with"
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