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Games Windows 95

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by higbee, Apr 8, 2004.

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  1. higbee

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    I recently bought an old laptop which has Windows 95. It appears the Solitaire, Hearts, etc. game port has been disabled. Does anyone know how to enable the port to allow the games to be accessed?
     
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    port?? I'm not too sure why you need the game port for the Windows games...

    Anyways, if you are requiring the icons in the Start > Accessories > Games, then go to Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs. Under Windows Setup, you will find the list of Windows components listed. Make sure the Games box is checked.

    Also to directly find the files the files are in %system root%/Windows (%system root% being the drive Windows is installed, usually C: Drive)
     
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    Thanks for the info. Didn't find the files. I don't have any games link under accessories. Don't the games (Solitaire and Hearts) come automatically with Windows? Has the original owner taken them out or were the games never part of it?
     
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    It should be a part of Windows.

    Windows Setup might also be called Windows Components. You need to check this to see if its selected.

    As for the programs themselves, they are in the Windows directory. The filenames are hearts.exe (or mshearts.exe), sol.exe, freecell.exe and winmine.exe
     
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    Thanks again! When I go to Accessories, the Games link is not there. When I go to the Windows Setup as you described, the Accessory box is checked but there is no listing for Games. When I do a file search for the files you listed, there are no files that come up for any of the games. Is it possible that someone deleted the games out of Windows?
     
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    They probably have been deleted so you will need the 95 disk to install them again. Do what Tidus said go into the controlpanel>add and remove programs>windows setup>and double click on accessories and all the accessories should appear.Check the games box and then click apply and it will probably ask you for the 95 disk. :)
     
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    That worked! Thanks to both of you!
     
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    (y) Glad to help you.
     
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