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How to make Windows games visible in Windows 7 Pro

If you have the new Windows 7 Ultimate you will see a games explorer with lots of games including the usual Solitaire, Minesweeper, Hearts and FreeCell. If you have the Windows 7 Professional edition or less, you will find that the games are missing from the games explorer window. This is good for business so employees don’t play around, but what if you want to have the games show?

Here’s how to enable the games in Windows 7.

Click the Start button (Pearl) and type in “turn windows features on and off” (without the quotes). Press enter on your keyboard. When the window opens, click a check mark in the box beside “Games” and click OK. You’ll then be prompted with a message “Please wait while Windows makes changes to features. This may take a few minutes”. It does take some time, so be patient. When done it will disappear.

Go back to your start button and type “games” to see your games explorer. Open that Games Explorer and you’ll see all your games. Enjoy!