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Windows 7: Getting Microsoft Entertainment Pack - The Puzzle Collection to play

13 Sep 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Getting Microsoft Entertainment Pack - The Puzzle Collection to play

I've just installed the Microsoft Entertainment Pack - The Puzzle Collection onto my computer, which has Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit as its OS. I had these games on my very first computer back in '98, and loved them; my wife came across the CD while cleaning out the garage the other day. So I immediately decided to put the games on my current laptop. The problem is that the games are not running as they should. This is not a compatibility issue.

I installed the Entertainment Pack into the games folder (C:Program Data/Microsoft/Windows/Start Menu/Programs/Games), where it set up a Microsoft Puzzle Collection sub-folder. I then copied the .exe files of the individual games and pasted them into the actual games folder. The games will not open from the games folder, but WILL run if I click on the .exe file in the Microsoft Puzzle Collection sub-folder, which I cannot access from the Start Menu.

Can someone help me out here? Thanks a lot.


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13 Sep 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Start menu is just a container for program short-cuts. For better management, you should uninstall them and install in where ever they want to be for now "Program Files(x86)" perhaps.

Then if they don't create shortcuts automatically, go to each game exe and right click - send to - desktop (create shortcut)
Start with these shortcuts from desktop and see if alright, then relocate (the shortcuts) as you see fit.
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