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Windows 7: Games feature will not activate

07 Nov 2009   #1

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:
Update Minesweeper of package InboxGames-Package failed to be turned on. Status: 0x8007371b.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="">
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Servicing" Guid="{BD12F3B8-FC40-4A61-A307-B7A013A069C1}" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-11-06T21:26:38.409179600Z" />
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="1520" ThreadID="1204" />
<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
<CbsUpdateChangeState xmlns="">
<Client>Windows Optional Component Manager</Client>

My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Nov 2009   #2

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Nov 2009   #3


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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