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Windows 7: Games feature will not activate

07 Nov 2009   #1
sunrisecc

 
Games feature will not activate

After doing a custom install from Vista Ultimate to Win 7 pro, I discovered that the Windows games feature is turned off. When I attempt to turn the feature on (1 game or all games), the process runs and just before a restart is requested, a message pops up that activating this feature has encountered an error.

The event log shows for example:
Quote:
Description:
Update Minesweeper of package InboxGames-Package failed to be turned on. Status: 0x8007371b.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Servicing" Guid="{BD12F3B8-FC40-4A61-A307-B7A013A069C1}" />
<EventID>11</EventID>
<Version>0</Version>
<Level>0</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-11-06T21:26:38.409179600Z" />
<EventRecordID>81</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="1520" ThreadID="1204" />
<Channel>Setup</Channel>
<Computer>SCC</Computer>
<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
</System>
<UserData>
<CbsUpdateChangeState xmlns="http://manifests.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/windows/setup_provider">
<UpdateName>Minesweeper</UpdateName>
<PackageIdentifier>InboxGames-Package</PackageIdentifier>
<ErrorCode>0x8007371b</ErrorCode>
<Client>Windows Optional Component Manager</Client>
</CbsUpdateChangeState>
</UserData>



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07 Nov 2009   #2
Jeffnwm

Windows 7 64bit / Vista 64bit
 
 

I read somewhere that the games feature was not included in 7 like it is in the Ultimate Extras of vista:
" Unlike Windows Vista Ultimate, the Windows 7 Ultimate edition does not include the Windows Ultimate Extras feature or any exclusive features.[18]"

this from Windows 7 editions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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07 Nov 2009   #3
sunrisecc

 

The problem (it was an installation problem) was solved by doing an over-install (upgrade in place). As per Ms, there wwas corruption in the winsxs folder.

The Ultimate games are not available but will be a free download shortly. However Win 7 Pro does come with in-house games. I had to turn that feature on via the CP.
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