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Where`s my Games?


apianglo

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Just upgraded to windows 7 from Vista (had to do a complete install as 7pro wouldn`t upgrade Vista premium)to find I no longer have my games section, my grandkids & I used to play in there a lot, but its gone. Iv`e tried to reactivate them in Windows.old without success, Is there anyway I can reactivate or reinstall the old games section

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apianglo

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Sorry, found it myself. For anyone with the same problem, the solutio is as follows.....
START-CONTROL PANEL-PROGRAMS(green heading)-Programmes & features-Turn windows features on or off-tick the box for games......This will load the games section for you. Why this is not done as normal I`ve no idea......Thanks for reading anyway.

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gardener

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apianglo,

Thanks for that, I just assumed Microsoft hadn't bothered with them In W7.

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Lee.C

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The games aren't installed by default on the Pro version as it's aimed (mainly) at business users.

The same thing happened on the Vista equivalent.

I guess Microsoft got sick of being blamed for company employees not getting any work done :-)

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