Re-install Games (Vista)

  Dirty Dick 14:08 20 Oct 2008

I thought I was deleting a shortcut for the game Freecell, but somehow I deleted the game.

Is there a way I can re-install the game without losing all my data?

I'm afraid of trying anything in case I lose everything!



  User-1229748 14:15 20 Oct 2008

system restore

  Pine Man 14:39 20 Oct 2008

Control Panel, Programs and Features then select 'Turn Windows Features On & Off'.

Select 'games' and tick the ones you want.

You may need the disk to complete the reinstall.

  Pine Man 14:40 20 Oct 2008

'Turn Windows Features On & Off' is under 'Tasks'.

  Dirty Dick 18:23 20 Oct 2008

I've looked at System Restore, but I've been having a problem with that, and I only have a weeks worth of Restore Points, and the problem with FreeCell started about 6 weeks ago. (I've now resolved this by making the space for Restore Points larger)I THINK !!

I've also gone through the Control Panel method & ticked FreeCell in the games folder.

But nothing has happened, and the laptop has not asked for the Installation Disc.

Any ideas please?

  Pine Man 18:39 20 Oct 2008

Have you checked to see if the game has actually gone and not just the icon?

C:program files/Microsoft Games/Free Cell

  Pine Man 19:06 20 Oct 2008

Check to see if Free Cell is now ticked in Control Panel etc and if it is try to remove it and re-install.

Also if it isn't there, and you can't re-install it from the disk, find someone with it on their PC and just take a copy of the whole Free cell folder and paste it into your Microsoft Games folder, it's not very big. I am pretty sure it doesn't require an installation tool.

  Dirty Dick 09:24 23 Oct 2008

You were correct, the game was still there, only the icon had gone.
But the game could not be accessed through the Start > Programmes ... route.

I had to explore the drive and find the game


  Pine Man 11:24 23 Oct 2008

Good news!

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