Any patch for all Windows games?

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Hi, during a routine disk cleanup I accidentally deleted the entire bundle of
games that come with Windows XP. I don't really miss Internet Backgammon,
but I would at least like to have back Solitaire, Minesweeper and Hearts.

Is there any way to download just the games bundle, or do I have to
reinstall Windows? And further, would reinstalling Windows jeapordize the
customized changes I've made?

Thanks in advance,
Marchron
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    "Marchron" <Marchron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:582A5103-6F60-4C64-B886-687517FA8DC6@microsoft.com...
    > Hi, during a routine disk cleanup I accidentally deleted the entire bundle
    > of
    > games that come with Windows XP. I don't really miss Internet Backgammon,
    > but I would at least like to have back Solitaire, Minesweeper and Hearts.
    >
    > Is there any way to download just the games bundle, or do I have to
    > reinstall Windows? And further, would reinstalling Windows jeapordize the
    > customized changes I've made?

    Hello.

    Go to Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel - then click on Add/Remove
    Windows Components, go to Accessories and Utilities and recheck Games and
    ok/next out. You may need your Windows CD for it to copy the original files
    back.

    --
    Paul Smith,
    Yeovil, UK.
    http://www.dasmirnov.net/
    http://windows.dasmirnov.net/ Windows XP Resource Site.

    *Replace nospam with smirnov to reply by e-mail*
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

    > Hello.
    >
    > Go to Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel - then click on Add/Remove
    > Windows Components, go to Accessories and Utilities and recheck Games and
    > ok/next out. You may need your Windows CD for it to copy the original files
    > back.

    That just gets me the "Internet" games back: Backgammon, Checkers, Hearts,
    Reversi, and Spades.

    I haven't restarted my computer, though. If that doesn't work, then I'm
    going to have to unearth my Windows CD. If I can find it.

    Thanks for your help.

    mike
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

    You get all the others also. Just try this:

    Uncheck Games and click OK/Next to get out.

    Then, return and recheck Games and Ok/Next out.


    "Marchron" <Marchron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:A3390A31-E710-4EA7-8D01-54CDB91D6951@microsoft.com...
    >> Hello.
    >>
    >> Go to Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel - then click on Add/Remove
    >> Windows Components, go to Accessories and Utilities and recheck Games and
    >> ok/next out. You may need your Windows CD for it to copy the original
    >> files
    >> back.
    >
    > That just gets me the "Internet" games back: Backgammon, Checkers, Hearts,
    > Reversi, and Spades.
    >
    > I haven't restarted my computer, though. If that doesn't work, then I'm
    > going to have to unearth my Windows CD. If I can find it.
    >
    > Thanks for your help.
    >
    > mike
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