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windows games for Windows 7

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#1 surphy


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Posted 21 October 2014 - 05:49 PM

My original Windows 7 Professional included Windows Games, but I had to have Windows reformatted and no longer have the games. I'm especially interested in Hearts and Freecell... Is there a way?

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 06:02 PM

You need to turn them on!



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Posted 21 October 2014 - 06:03 PM

C:/Program files/Microsoft games


You will find all your old favourites hiding here, in their own folders. If you want a desktop icon for Freecell, for example, open the folder and RIGHT click on the .EXE file - Freecell.exe - and choose 'Send to desktop (create shortcut)'. Job done.


My own weakness is for 'Mahjong' and 'Minesweeper' and I have icons for both on my desktop.


Until I saw your topic I hadn't considered that their findability had been changed, but your right - they don't seem to crop up in 'All programs - MS Games' any longer.


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Posted 21 October 2014 - 06:12 PM

If they are already turned on:

My Computer/Drive C/Program Files/Windows/Games is where the games are located.

Each game has a folder. Click the one you want, for example Hearts and look for the Hearts APPLICATION.

Application will open the game.

You can send a shortcut to your desktop or pin to the start menu by RIGHT clicking on APPLICATION.

edit to add: between the 3 of us who replied I think you will be able to get them easy to access.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 21 October 2014 - 06:16 PM.

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