Solved Windows 7 Games in Windows 7 Professional

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September 29, 2015 at 14:15:25
Specs: Windows 7 Prefessional, Intel core I7
I have a Laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium there are Games installed from Microsoft. However my desktop is Windows 7 Professional the Microsoft games are not installed. Is it possible to get the Games into my desktop with Windows 7 professional?
BTW When I type turn Windows Features on or off the Windows Features box comes up but no options to turn anything on or off.

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October 9, 2015 at 11:00:52
I was able to restore a backup I had made I think it was from August. I was able to bull up the options to add the games. I am not sure why those options got gone sometime between August and now. I do know I has hit by a bad virus known as the bad image virus. Every time I would try and open a program I would get bad image. That could have been what messed it up. Thanks for all the help.


#1
September 29, 2015 at 16:20:24
Pro is for business & businesses don't want their employees playing games, therefore the games are disabled by default. When you brought up the "windows features on/off" window, did you wait long enough for it to populate? It may take a minute or two.

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#2
September 29, 2015 at 16:46:32
Yes I waited. It showed please wait. Then appeared blank. I found a site said to download a fix but it was some 7zip file with adware.
The link I saw showed it was a Microsoft site but it took me to some wired 7zip download. I know there is a fix on Microsoft site. Also I think the Games can be copied from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 pro.
And whoever had the idea of turning off games in Windows 7 professional is a knuckelhead.

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#3
September 29, 2015 at 21:39:18
I have done this before on Pro, you go to Programs and click on the turn Windows Features on and off and a list of all possible Windows features comes up in a little while. How fast may depend on your hardware. The only reason I can think of that it might be blocked is that they desktop you are on is part of a corporate network and this feature has been disabled by the system administrator.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
September 30, 2015 at 03:39:45
This is not part of a corporate network. This was a clean install done by me. I am going to post my specs. Im telling you this computer is blazing fast and the box is blank. Do I need to take a picture and post it? Here is my specs.
2.80 gigahertz Intel Core i7 930
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
8192 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Hyper-threaded (8 total)
The specs in my signature are outdated and I have no idea how to change them. Here is my model number.
HP-Pavilion BK175AA-ABA HPE-270f
System Serial Number: MXX01704FC
Enclosure Type: Desktop

This was a refurbished desktop. It is not a debranded HP model the only thing they did was install Windows 7 Professional and not as much memory as it originally came with not the original HP Windows 7 Home Premium and this IS legal a version with a C.O.A
Again I am telling you the box IS blank and i DO NOT need to wait. It saids please wait and then comes up blank. Someone please help me with this. BTW I did use a HP Branded Windows 7 Professional. Not a normal recovery this is same as a OEM just branded HP. I too am confused why they do not show up. But like I said this is MY desktop and is NOT part of a corporate. I still think the person who had the idea of removing game in Win7 Pro is a knucklehead. They had games in XP Pro why disable them is 7 Pro? I have the original Hard Drive I got it with and I think it still has the original install I am going to check and see if the games are installed or if I can enable them. It is a slight possibility the HP version has them disabled maybe there is a way to install them from the HP Windows 7 Pro disk.

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#5
September 30, 2015 at 04:40:36
I found the drive that came in the system when I got it a few months ago. When I got the system the drive made noises and was acting funny. I was planning to use the bigger drive I had anyway so I just put the bigger drive in and Installed Windows 7 Professional with the HP branded disk. I just found the original drive and I connected it up and it is dead BIOS does not detect it. But I found another drive I did a clean install on a few weeks ago on this system. I booted it up and checked the games folder they were not there. I typed Turn Windows Features on or off and it came up with all the options to turn on. So that proves I was right I should not have to wait I just cannot figure out why I am having the issue on the drive im using. Something became corrupted somewhere. Maybe I can try a Windows 7 Repair install. This is just crazy I do not really have the time for a complete clean install. And I also checked the HP disk there is no options to install games from the disk. I remember with Windows 98 it gave the options to use the disk to add things.

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I just created a new admin account and tried and still no options. And before anyone ask yes my main account is admin. I just do not know how to fix this other that somehow copy the games from the drive with the clean install or maybe a repair install. Not quite sure how to repair install in Windows 7 only startup repair.

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#6
September 30, 2015 at 21:00:46
I do not doubt what you said, we simply speculated about the possibilities of why you are not finding them. I assure you that they system I am using right now has Windows 7 Pro that I installed from scratch on it from OEM disk (not branded) and though the games were not actively installed, they were easy to add via the method you already tried. The only remaining possibilities is that either something is corrupted or the HP disk was intended for corporate by HP and has the option blocked.
First try:
http://www.tweaking.com/
repair tools to see if that helps you.

If not then a repair install is a possibility but make sure that you do a careful back up of your personal files first 'just in case'.

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#7
October 1, 2015 at 07:38:55
OK sorry Fingers. I did say that I have another drive I installed Windows 7 Pro on in this computer. I connected the drive and booted up and the add option came up, So it must be currupted.
Thanks for the help.

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#8
October 4, 2015 at 04:11:33
I just went ahead and installed the HP recovery DVD the ones from HP Windows 7 Home Premium. Thanks for any help it just seems some people don't want to help here. I'm sure some people read my post and had an answer and completely ignored it just like many other people on here get ignored. :)

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#9
October 4, 2015 at 20:22:10
??? When there is a suggestion and answer dialog taking place and the suggestions are in line with what they would have suggested then to make things less confusing many will stay out of the conversation unless there is clearly a different track needed or a clearer explanation.
You appeared to come to the conclusion that one drive had its OS corrupted and were going to try a repair install so we were waiting for your update on how that went.... Were we wrong?
You can try repairing the Windows installation through the tools here:
http://www.tweaking.com/content/pag...
and see if that helps or you can back up your files and do a clean install.
Please note that many here are turned off by those who appear to get offended easily, having a chip on their shoulders, and when they see sharp or defensive remarks, tend to stay away. It is important to remember that we are not paid to be here, we are just people who drop by to see if we can help others. If it is too annoying or we do not appear to be appreciated then why bother. For the best results, always include system specs, explain the problem, lay out what was already tried, and just as important, always use Please and Thank You.

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#10
October 8, 2015 at 06:38:31
It is all OK I have to be a little crazy to keep from going insane. :) I have a backup made with true image of the Windows 7 Pro. And I just thought I could take the disk and do a repair install instead of the tweaking site. I just clicked on that link. I clicked it before it was a different site.
As for my system specs they need to be updated. I typed them in and they change back to my old computer specs. I thought there was s scanner on this site that would scan my hardware and put my system model etc in. I could not find it.
And one more thing. I posted this in Windows 7 forum. I do not even see it there. I have to click on the My Home and go to my post to find it. I wish the moderators would let people know that post were moved.

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#11
October 8, 2015 at 11:45:54
I was not able to get it to work with the tweaking. It did find several problems and they were fixed. Here is a video of what it does.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9w...

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#12
October 8, 2015 at 20:31:34
The video shows up as Private. If you want others to see it then it needs to be public.

If tweaking did not help you then it may be that the installation of Pro that HP installed was intended for a certain level of commercial installations or it may have been part of a large cancelled order that was then sold off at a discount to a store or online store to sell off. Your only choices might be to either do a clean install completely from scratch or contact Dell again and see if they can unlock those options for you.

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#13
October 8, 2015 at 20:34:59
You can even purchase a new copy that will be less restricted than the HP version and will have none of their bloatware on it:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

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#14
October 9, 2015 at 05:37:05
I will fix the video. And the install was done by me with the HP DVD and I do not need to purchase it. I have a OEM version in an ISO i downloaded from Digital River when they had them it was ISO's only I have the product key on the side of my computer.


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October 9, 2015 at 11:00:52
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I was able to restore a backup I had made I think it was from August. I was able to bull up the options to add the games. I am not sure why those options got gone sometime between August and now. I do know I has hit by a bad virus known as the bad image virus. Every time I would try and open a program I would get bad image. That could have been what messed it up. Thanks for all the help.

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#16
October 9, 2015 at 19:25:48
That is good to hear, just make sure that you occasionally scan with Malwarebytes in addition to your antivirus program, it often picks up on problems that your antivirus might have missed and the sooner you detect it and remove it the less damage they are able to do.

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#17
October 9, 2015 at 19:56:02
Right now I am using Windows 7 Home Premium from the HP recovery DVD's I purchased from HP. I have the Windows 7 Pro on another drive. I may just use the Home Premium because I have all the software for playing DVD's and burning CD's and DVD's. Why purchase them when they originally came pre installed? If I decide to I will clone the pro over to the drive after backing up. But I am probably going to keep what I am using now I do not really need pro just have always used the pro versions Windows XP Vista and 7.

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