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#1 mar5hy

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 04:37 AM

Just reinstalled Windows Vista Home premium which came with the Laptop.


The basic games, like solitaire seem to be missing??

I've had a look on forums but not really any solutions.

I've been to control panel > programs & features > turn windows features on or off - but it's not listed there.

I've looked in Program files and it doesn't appear to be installed.

Is there a download or addon?
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Posted 04 July 2008 - 06:45 AM

First, click on the Start button and type "solitaire" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Does the Solitaire program launch? If so, then you're missing the shortcuts for the games folder - rather than the games themselves.

What's the make and model of your laptop? What restore disks did it come with, and did you make any restore disks when you first got it? Some laptops come with only an Operating System restore disk and they ask you to make an Applications & Drivers disk when you first start the computer (and some manufacturer's customize the Games menu).
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Posted 21 July 2008 - 05:48 AM

First, click on the Start button and type "solitaire" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Does the Solitaire program launch? If so, then you're missing the shortcuts for the games folder - rather than the games themselves.

What's the make and model of your laptop? What restore disks did it come with, and did you make any restore disks when you first got it? Some laptops come with only an Operating System restore disk and they ask you to make an Applications & Drivers disk when you first start the computer (and some manufacturer's customize the Games menu).

Yeah just tried that, doesn't work can't find the file.

Been into Programs Files, Microsoft games does not appear there.

Games feature is just not installed?


I just had a plaine windows vista home premium disk, is it possible to download the features & applications?

Thanks
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Posted 21 July 2008 - 08:54 AM

Might want to see if "Dale M. White's" post in this thread does anything for ya.

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 04:47 AM

Might want to see if "Dale M. White's" post in this thread does anything for ya.


Cheers pal, already tried that - games are no where to be seen.

I installed a vista home lite version - so I am guessing thats why they weren't installed.
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