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whoopsie! deleted games!


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#1 Sharonsthere

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 12:43 PM

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Windows xp sp 3, inherited computer. No xp cd. I went to add/remove programs, then windows accessories, then I unchecked accessories. Don't ask why, it was a mistake. Now I can't restore the games because it asks me to insert the cd. Surely there is a way to undo what I did. What about system restore?
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Posted 10 April 2009 - 01:09 PM

Sorry, but system restore will only restore system configuration files & settings, not deleted objects. However, if it is a game that came as OEM (original equipment manufacturer) software there is chance if your PC has a Recovery Partition & manager.

If the game is a third party software you will just have to purchase a new one.

There is software to recover deleted data files & pictures but executable objects are a lot harder to recovery & most likely would have to be re-installed.
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Posted 10 April 2009 - 01:22 PM

Borrow an XP CD...and use that as a source for the files to be installed.

It shouldn't matter whether it's a Home or Pro CD for the Windows games.

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 01:49 PM

Why bother with those old Windows games? You can download freeware games of same kind off the net which offer more features and fun.

For example:

Solitaire, Freecell, Spider etc: http://www.123freesolitaire.com/
Minesweeper: http://www.silvercrk.com/download/minesweeper/

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 11:23 AM

Thanks for all your answers. I guess I will have to wait until I borrow that CD. I was not aware that someone else's cd could be used on a different computer.
I must accept the consequences of my impulsivity when it comes to putting check marks in boxes.
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Posted 12 April 2009 - 01:05 PM

The CD is only a storage medium.

The license is the property of value.

The license is not on the CD.

One license can be used for 1 install on 1 computer.

A user with a CD with no license/key...has nothing of value.

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 01:47 PM

ah, of course. ;) Thank you, Louis So, that means that if someone has a copy of their licensed OS, they can share it with me to repair some thing like this?
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