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Published on 10.26.07 by Brent Trahan

Install Games in Windows Vista Business

Learn how-to install those good old games (Solitaire, Minesweeper, FreeCell, and a few new ones, Chess Titans, InkBall, Mahjong Titans, and Purple Place) in Windows Vista Business edition.

Those good old games (Solitaire, Minesweeper, FreeCell, and more) are not installed by default in Windows Vista Business edition. Microsoft figures you should be working instead of playing.

This guide shows you how to install them (no disks or downloads required) assuming you have the appropriate rights associated with installing software.

Note: If you can’t install games you need to contact your systems administrator. There’s nothing I can do to help.

Install Games

  1. Open the Control Panel by clicking Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Click Classic View if you’re not using Classic View on the top left of the Control Panel.
  3. Double-click Programs and Features.
  4. Click Turn Windows feature on or off located on the top left of the Control Panel.
  5. Check off Games in the Windows Features window.

  6. Click OK to install them.

Behold… GAMES!

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8 Responses to “Install Games in Windows Vista Business”

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  1. Steve says:

    Excellent. Many thanks for this guide, I was beginning to miss Freecell on my Vista Business machine as I am only up to game no. 19283 (Dec 08).


  2. THuNDeR says:

    WoW!!!!! THanks men!!!

    I got majong game… NICE!!!

  3. Jaap says:

    no games in the list……………..

  4. Jaap says:

    o yes………….there they are. thanks a lot

  5. Abhi says:

    Its Nice..Thanks a lot

  6. Ian says:

    Thanks Guys! I bought a laptop from work and then found it Vista for business on it. Really missed my Freecell for the last 2 – YES 2 YEARS!!

    Thanks for the help!



  7. Marcela says:

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!! I was really missing this good old games!

  8. Mo says:

    Thank you so much! I have this computer for a whole year and was never able to enjoy my beloved Solitaire. I really missed it!

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