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Offline fletch33

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Games Included with XP?
« on: Sep 22, 2009, 05:57 AM »
is it possibly to obtain the games like freecell, solitaire, minesweeper if your installation of Windows XP does not contain them?

I fixed my grandfathers desktop and did not include the games and he really wants them. i would have never thought anyone played them but apparently he uses his computer more for the couple of included XP games than anything else LOL

is it possible to purchase that game pack somewhere? maybe free?

i tried showing him that you can play all of those games online at a million sites but it is not the same to him :(

i am trying to avoid having to stick his awful Dell Recovery Disc in just to get these games and then have to spend half a day removing all the unnecessary bloat/trial software.

thanks for any help

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Re: Games Included with XP?
« Reply #1 on: Sep 22, 2009, 08:28 AM »
What did you use to "fix" his desktop? 

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Re: Games Included with XP?
« Reply #2 on: Sep 22, 2009, 09:23 AM »
I used XP Pro SP3 that I removed all the uneeded software/services to allow for a much cleaner install and super increased performance. unfortunately I removed the games as well not realizing he wanted them. it is the same OS that shipped with the Dell just without the stuff that isn't needed. except of course these games.

i looked around for info on those included games online to see if I could buy the game pack or soemthing but no luck. I would rather buy them then re-install the OS and all his software  for just a few simply games.

thanks for any help with these  

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Re: Games Included with XP?
« Reply #3 on: Sep 22, 2009, 09:35 AM »
You should be able to install the games component from the original O/S CD using 'add/remove' in Control Panel.

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Re: Games Included with XP?
« Reply #4 on: Sep 22, 2009, 09:40 AM »
i didn't think that was possible but I will now look into that.

thanks