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    Hi all
    I have installed on my wifes computer Windows 7 Professional. Everything went smooth but there are absolutely no games. the folder is there, but nothing in there. Also in the media center extras there are no games. On my computer (win7 Ultimate) all the games are there.
    What did I do wrong and how can I correct it?
    Help is appreciated
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    Hi BPB,

    Most likely the games feature has not been turned on. Go to Programs and Features in the Control panel. Click Turn Windows Features on or off on the left side of the panel. You should see Games at the top of the list. Click the checkbox to place a check in it, and if you want to prevent certain games from being turned on, expand the Games folder and remove the checks beside each game you do not want. Click OK and your should see the games in your games folder when you are ready to play. When you click OK, it will take some time for the procedure to conclude, so don't be alarmed.

    I had to do the same thing when I installed Windows 7 Professional. Seems a bit odd doesn't it?

    This does not actually install the games, it just turns them back on. You can turn off or on any of the programs listed. It does not remove them from your hard drive to turn them off.
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    Maybe Microsoft does not consider gaming to be "Professional"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RussB View Post
    Maybe Microsoft does not consider gaming to be "Professional"?
    Russ, I think there is some truth in that. I have not checked it out, but MS probably leaves games turned off in Win7 Pro because they know the majority of Pro users will be involved in business, and most home users will be using Home Premium. Bosses and supervisors in the work place generally don't like employees playing Solitaire on the job.

    Every Home Premium I have seen has games turned on. I wonder if Ultimate comes with games on or off.
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    Hi Gerald

    first of all thank you for help. I truly appreciate it.

    I can give you an answer to your last post: Ultimate comes with the games turned on

    Wish you a good day
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    Glad it worked out for you BPB, and thanks for posting back the results. And thank you for the heads up on Win7 Ultimate.
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    Ultimate is not considered a business version, but is considered a Geek version (Home Premium on steroids I guess) That's why I have it. It does make sense that Pro has games turned off whereas HP and Ultimate have them turned on.
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    The odd thing is that the Ultimate edition is the same Windows 7 that is branded "Enterprise" and is volume licensed to corporations and government agencies. Check out this link. Go figure!
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    It takes someone much smarter than me to figure out MS editions, etc. Go Figure indeed!
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