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Hello...I am totally puzzled. The games that got installed when I installed
Windows xp are gone.
Ie: Playing the Windows gamesWindows provides several games on the Start
menu. You can add others using Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.

FreeCell
Hearts
Minesweeper
Solitaire
Space Cadet 3D Pinball
Spider Solitaire

I have no idea what happened or where they went. I was able to re- download
the MSN ones ( Playing Internet Zone games) but as I said I haveno idea what
happened to the others. Is there a way I can re-install them?
I have had problems with my verizon internet connection and had to re set my
modem 3 times in the ;ast 2 months but that is the only problem I have had.
Any help will be extrememly appreciated

Thank you,
poobear
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

    Go into Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs, then click the Add/Remove
    Windows Components in the left pane. With Accessories and Utilities
    highlighted on the first screen, click the Details button. Single
    left-click Games in the next screen to highlight it, then again click the
    Details button. On the resulting screen you can add or remove check marks
    from any of the listed games.
    --
    Chris H.
    Microsoft Windows MVP
    Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
    Associate Expert
    Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone


    "poobear8691" <poobear8691@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:CC2979B8-8E16-46CB-ABE8-76D36F0C27DB@microsoft.com...
    > Hello...I am totally puzzled. The games that got installed when I
    > installed
    > Windows xp are gone.
    > Ie: Playing the Windows gamesWindows provides several games on the Start
    > menu. You can add others using Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.
    >
    > FreeCell
    > Hearts
    > Minesweeper
    > Solitaire
    > Space Cadet 3D Pinball
    > Spider Solitaire
    >
    > I have no idea what happened or where they went. I was able to re-
    > download
    > the MSN ones ( Playing Internet Zone games) but as I said I haveno idea
    > what
    > happened to the others. Is there a way I can re-install them?
    > I have had problems with my verizon internet connection and had to re set
    > my
    > modem 3 times in the ;ast 2 months but that is the only problem I have
    > had.
    > Any help will be extrememly appreciated
    >
    > Thank you,
    > poobear
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

    Hiya Chris-
    Thanks so much for the step by step directions!! It worked but it took me
    several attempts. I had to do each one individually but I got them re-
    downloaded.
    I appreciate the quick response to my dilemma :)
    Many thanks
    Poobear

    "Chris H." wrote:

    > Go into Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs, then click the Add/Remove
    > Windows Components in the left pane. With Accessories and Utilities
    > highlighted on the first screen, click the Details button. Single
    > left-click Games in the next screen to highlight it, then again click the
    > Details button. On the resulting screen you can add or remove check marks
    > from any of the listed games.
    > --
    > Chris H.
    > Microsoft Windows MVP
    > Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
    > Associate Expert
    > Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    >
    >
    > "poobear8691" <poobear8691@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:CC2979B8-8E16-46CB-ABE8-76D36F0C27DB@microsoft.com...
    > > Hello...I am totally puzzled. The games that got installed when I
    > > installed
    > > Windows xp are gone.
    > > Ie: Playing the Windows gamesWindows provides several games on the Start
    > > menu. You can add others using Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.
    > >
    > > FreeCell
    > > Hearts
    > > Minesweeper
    > > Solitaire
    > > Space Cadet 3D Pinball
    > > Spider Solitaire
    > >
    > > I have no idea what happened or where they went. I was able to re-
    > > download
    > > the MSN ones ( Playing Internet Zone games) but as I said I haveno idea
    > > what
    > > happened to the others. Is there a way I can re-install them?
    > > I have had problems with my verizon internet connection and had to re set
    > > my
    > > modem 3 times in the ;ast 2 months but that is the only problem I have
    > > had.
    > > Any help will be extrememly appreciated
    > >
    > > Thank you,
    > > poobear
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

    Poobear, they're on your computer not a download from somewhere. They still
    existed, but had been removed from the list, therefore not available to you.
    You'll doing well, and we (Jimmy, Paul and I) like to help people. Drop
    back again, even if you don't have a question. If you've got an answer, you
    can help someone else, too.
    --
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/nichol.mspx
    In memory of a true friend, Windows MVP Alex Nichol

    Chris H.
    Microsoft Windows MVP/Tablet PC
    Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
    Associate Expert
    Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone


    "poobear8691" <poobear8691@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8187E9A9-39B4-468E-81F7-556992802D73@microsoft.com...
    > Hiya Chris-
    > Thanks so much for the step by step directions!! It worked but it took me
    > several attempts. I had to do each one individually but I got them re-
    > downloaded.
    > I appreciate the quick response to my dilemma :)
    > Many thanks
    > Poobear
    >
    > "Chris H." wrote:
    >
    >> Go into Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs, then click the Add/Remove
    >> Windows Components in the left pane. With Accessories and Utilities
    >> highlighted on the first screen, click the Details button. Single
    >> left-click Games in the next screen to highlight it, then again click the
    >> Details button. On the resulting screen you can add or remove check
    >> marks
    >> from any of the listed games.
    >> --
    >> Chris H.
    >> Microsoft Windows MVP
    >> Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
    >> Associate Expert
    >> Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    >>
    >>
    >> "poobear8691" <poobear8691@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:CC2979B8-8E16-46CB-ABE8-76D36F0C27DB@microsoft.com...
    >> > Hello...I am totally puzzled. The games that got installed when I
    >> > installed
    >> > Windows xp are gone.
    >> > Ie: Playing the Windows gamesWindows provides several games on the
    >> > Start
    >> > menu. You can add others using Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.
    >> >
    >> > FreeCell
    >> > Hearts
    >> > Minesweeper
    >> > Solitaire
    >> > Space Cadet 3D Pinball
    >> > Spider Solitaire
    >> >
    >> > I have no idea what happened or where they went. I was able to re-
    >> > download
    >> > the MSN ones ( Playing Internet Zone games) but as I said I haveno idea
    >> > what
    >> > happened to the others. Is there a way I can re-install them?
    >> > I have had problems with my verizon internet connection and had to re
    >> > set
    >> > my
    >> > modem 3 times in the ;ast 2 months but that is the only problem I have
    >> > had.
    >> > Any help will be extrememly appreciated
    >> >
    >> > Thank you,
    >> > poobear
    >> >
    >> >
    >>
    >>
    >>
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

    Hi Poobear,

    To add/remove Windows XP Games:

    Click START / Control Panel / Add or Remove Programs / Add Remove Windows Components /
    Accessories and Utilities / [Details...] / Games / [Details...] / pick your games / Click [OK] 3 times.

    --
    Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
    Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

    Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
    Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
    MS Assisted Support: http://support.microsoft.com/select/?target=assistance
    My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
    _________________________________________________________

    "poobear8691" <poobear8691@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:CC2979B8-8E16-46CB-ABE8-76D36F0C27DB@microsoft.com...
    | Hello...I am totally puzzled. The games that got installed when I installed
    | Windows xp are gone.
    | Ie: Playing the Windows gamesWindows provides several games on the Start
    | menu. You can add others using Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.
    |
    | FreeCell
    | Hearts
    | Minesweeper
    | Solitaire
    | Space Cadet 3D Pinball
    | Spider Solitaire
    |
    | I have no idea what happened or where they went. I was able to re- download
    | the MSN ones ( Playing Internet Zone games) but as I said I haveno idea what
    | happened to the others. Is there a way I can re-install them?
    | I have had problems with my verizon internet connection and had to re set my
    | modem 3 times in the ;ast 2 months but that is the only problem I have had.
    | Any help will be extrememly appreciated
    |
    | Thank you,
    | poobear
    |
    |
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

    Hiya Jimmy :~)
    Thank you so much for your help. Both you and Chris were able to help me
    step by step. I appreciate that especially when I am not that computer
    literate. :)
    Animations and graphics are my thing lol
    thanks again...
    Poobear


    "Jimmy S." wrote:

    > Hi Poobear,
    >
    > To add/remove Windows XP Games:
    >
    > Click START / Control Panel / Add or Remove Programs / Add Remove Windows Components /
    > Accessories and Utilities / [Details...] / Games / [Details...] / pick your games / Click [OK] 3 times.
    >
    > --
    > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
    > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    >
    > Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
    > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
    > MS Assisted Support: http://support.microsoft.com/select/?target=assistance
    > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
    > _________________________________________________________
    >
    > "poobear8691" <poobear8691@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:CC2979B8-8E16-46CB-ABE8-76D36F0C27DB@microsoft.com...
    > | Hello...I am totally puzzled. The games that got installed when I installed
    > | Windows xp are gone.
    > | Ie: Playing the Windows gamesWindows provides several games on the Start
    > | menu. You can add others using Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.
    > |
    > | FreeCell
    > | Hearts
    > | Minesweeper
    > | Solitaire
    > | Space Cadet 3D Pinball
    > | Spider Solitaire
    > |
    > | I have no idea what happened or where they went. I was able to re- download
    > | the MSN ones ( Playing Internet Zone games) but as I said I haveno idea what
    > | happened to the others. Is there a way I can re-install them?
    > | I have had problems with my verizon internet connection and had to re set my
    > | modem 3 times in the ;ast 2 months but that is the only problem I have had.
    > | Any help will be extrememly appreciated
    > |
    > | Thank you,
    > | poobear
    > |
    > |
    >
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

    You're welcome, however I apologise for posting over
    Chris. The newserver I was using was a little behind. :-s

    Cheers,
    Jimmy.

    "poobear8691" <poobear8691@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:A29CCE95-2CF3-44C1-80D3-EC6F529B9196@microsoft.com...
    > Hiya Jimmy :~)
    > Thank you so much for your help. Both you and Chris were able to help me
    > step by step. I appreciate that especially when I am not that computer
    > literate. :)
    > Animations and graphics are my thing lol
    > thanks again...
    > Poobear
    >
    >
    >
    > "Jimmy S." wrote:
    >
    >> Hi Poobear,
    >>
    >> To add/remove Windows XP Games:
    >>
    >> Click START / Control Panel / Add or Remove Programs / Add Remove Windows Components /
    >> Accessories and Utilities / [Details...] / Games / [Details...] / pick your games / Click [OK] 3 times.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
    >> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    >>
    >> Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
    >> Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
    >> MS Assisted Support: http://support.microsoft.com/select/?target=assistance
    >> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
    >> _________________________________________________________
    >>
    >> "poobear8691" <poobear8691@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:CC2979B8-8E16-46CB-ABE8-76D36F0C27DB@microsoft.com...
    >> | Hello...I am totally puzzled. The games that got installed when I installed
    >> | Windows xp are gone.
    >> | Ie: Playing the Windows gamesWindows provides several games on the Start
    >> | menu. You can add others using Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.
    >> |
    >> | FreeCell
    >> | Hearts
    >> | Minesweeper
    >> | Solitaire
    >> | Space Cadet 3D Pinball
    >> | Spider Solitaire
    >> |
    >> | I have no idea what happened or where they went. I was able to re- download
    >> | the MSN ones ( Playing Internet Zone games) but as I said I haveno idea what
    >> | happened to the others. Is there a way I can re-install them?
    >> | I have had problems with my verizon internet connection and had to re set my
    >> | modem 3 times in the ;ast 2 months but that is the only problem I have had.
    >> | Any help will be extrememly appreciated
    >> |
    >> | Thank you,
    >> | poobear
    >> |
    >> |
    >>
    >>
    >>
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

    About 60 seconds, and could have been three seconds. 8-) No big deal, at
    least would got poobear on the road again.
    --
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/nichol.mspx
    In memory of a true friend, Windows MVP Alex Nichol

    Chris H.
    Microsoft Windows MVP/Tablet PC
    Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
    Associate Expert
    Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone


    "Jimmy S." <nosp@m.pls> wrote in message
    news:O6nG6y7PFHA.2604@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > You're welcome, however I apologise for posting over
    > Chris. The newserver I was using was a little behind. :-s
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Jimmy.
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

    Guys,

    I understand how this is done.
    However I have another issue.They are not there.
    I am running a tweaked version of XP called Nemesis and the games
    weren't installed in the original set up. So my question is, how can I
    put them back in without reinstalling the whole OS?

    Attached file is screen shot.

    Cheers

    JustGeoff

    Chris H. wrote:
    > Go into Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs, then click the
    > Add/Remove
    > Windows Components in the left pane. With Accessories and Utilities
    > highlighted on the first screen, click the Details button. Single
    > left-click Games in the next screen to highlight it, then again click
    > the
    > Details button. On the resulting screen you can add or remove check
    > marks
    > from any of the listed games.
    > --
    > Chris H.
    > Microsoft Windows MVP
    > Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
    > Associate Expert
    > Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone


    +----------------------------------------------------------------+
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    |Download attachment: http://www.mcse.ms/attachment.php?postid=5271550 |
    +----------------------------------------------------------------+


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    Like Jimmy said, you're in area which we don't have access to, nor do we
    want to. If you've "tweaked" Windows XP, then you're on you own. There's
    no telling what has been done to the operating system as it is supported in
    this newsgroup. Ask for support from the "Nemesis" folks.
    --
    Chris H.
    Microsoft Windows MVP/Tablet PC
    Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
    Associate Expert
    Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone


    "justgeoff" <justgeoff.1ut5c3@mail.mcse.ms> wrote in message
    news:justgeoff.1ut5c3@mail.mcse.ms...
    >
    > Guys,
    >
    > I understand how this is done.
    > However I have another issue.They are not there.
    > I am running a tweaked version of XP called Nemesis and the games
    > weren't installed in the original set up. So my question is, how can I
    > put them back in without reinstalling the whole OS?
    >
    > Attached file is screen shot.
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    > JustGeoff
    >
    > Chris H. wrote:
    >> Go into Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs, then click the
    >> Add/Remove
    >> Windows Components in the left pane. With Accessories and Utilities
    >> highlighted on the first screen, click the Details button. Single
    >> left-click Games in the next screen to highlight it, then again click
    >> the
    >> Details button. On the resulting screen you can add or remove check
    >> marks
    >> from any of the listed games.
    >> --
    >> Chris H.
    >> Microsoft Windows MVP
    >> Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
    >> Associate Expert
    >> Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    >
    >
    > +----------------------------------------------------------------+
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    > |Download attachment: http://www.mcse.ms/attachment.php?postid=5271550 |
    > +----------------------------------------------------------------+
    >
    >
    > --
    > justgeoff
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  10. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

    Hi Geoff,

    The forums you're posting to are just piggybacking on the Microsoft
    Public Newsgroups where most of us are responding from. I do not
    we would need an account at those forums to see your attachment. :(

    --
    Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
    Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

    Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
    MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
    My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
    _________________________________________________________

    "justgeoff" <justgeoff.1ut5c3@mail.mcse.ms> wrote in message news:justgeoff.1ut5c3@mail.mcse.ms...
    |
    | Guys,
    |
    | I understand how this is done.
    | However I have another issue.They are not there.
    | I am running a tweaked version of XP called Nemesis and the games
    | weren't installed in the original set up. So my question is, how can I
    | put them back in without reinstalling the whole OS?
    |
    | Attached file is screen shot.
    |
    | Cheers
    |
    | JustGeoff
    |
    | Chris H. wrote:
    | > Go into Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs, then click the
    | > Add/Remove
    | > Windows Components in the left pane. With Accessories and Utilities
    | > highlighted on the first screen, click the Details button. Single
    | > left-click Games in the next screen to highlight it, then again click
    | > the
    | > Details button. On the resulting screen you can add or remove check
    | > marks
    | > from any of the listed games.
    | > --
    | > Chris H.
    | > Microsoft Windows MVP
    | > Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
    | > Associate Expert
    | > Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    |
    |
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    | |Download attachment: http://www.mcse.ms/attachment.php?postid=5271550 |
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    |
    |
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    | justgeoff
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    Reinstall the OS


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    Nevermind Guys after hours of searching I found a site...
    http://www.msfn.org/win2k3/xpgames.htm

    Damn worked a treat!
    Although did have to edit my sysoc.inf a little...
    I have included mine below for anyone with Nemisis Install
    who wants to install the standard games on xp.

    [Version]
    Signature = "$Windows NT$"
    DriverVer=10/01/2002,5.2.3790.0

    [Components]
    NtComponents=ntoc.dll,NtOcSetupProc,,4
    WBEM=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,wbemoc.inf,hide,7
    Display=desk.cpl,DisplayOcSetupProc,,7
    Fax=fxsocm.dll,FaxOcmSetupProc,fxsocm.inf,,6
    NetOC=netoc.dll,NetOcSetupProc,netoc.inf,,7
    com=comsetup.dll,OcEntry,comnt5.inf,hide,7
    dtc=msdtcstp.dll,OcEntry,dtcnt5.inf,hide,7
    IndexSrv_System = setupqry.dll,IndexSrv,setupqry.inf,,7
    TerminalServer=TsOc.dll, HydraOc, TsOc.inf,,2
    msmq=msmqocm.dll,MsmqOcm,msmqocm.inf,,6
    AutoUpdate=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,au.inf,hide,7
    RootAutoUpdate=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,rootau.inf,,7
    IEAccess=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,ieaccess.inf,hide,7
    OEAccess=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,oeaccess.inf,hide,7


    Games=ocgen2.dll,OcEntry,games.inf,,7
    MultiM=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,multimed.inf,HIDE,7
    AccessUtil=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,accessor.inf,,7
    Pinball=ocgen2.dll,OcEntry,pinball.inf,,7
    MSWordPad=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,wordpad.inf,,7
    ZoneGames=zoneoc.dll,ZoneSetupProc,igames.inf,,7


    [Global]
    WindowTitle=%WindowTitle%
    WindowTitle.StandAlone="*"


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