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No Games?

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    windows 7

    No Games?


    I installed Windows 8 64-bit. I don't see any games installed. In control panel, under Programs & Features then under Turn Windows Features on or off I don't see any games. then, from the title screen I do a "type search" for chess and it finds nothing. What gives? I can only hope they deliver a stronger version of chess titans since I was able to beat that on Windows 7.

    Or are the games onbaord and I'm just looking in the wrong place?

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    I have the same problem. I love the pinball game in the consumer preview but its not ion the release preview. I hope they bring it back in the final version.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 638
    Windows 7/8


    They are all in the "app store" now... :/ (Though not sure I saw the pin ball there, that was great wasn't it?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by FSeal View Post
    They are all in the "app store" now... :/ (Though not sure I saw the pin ball there, that was great wasn't it?)
    Yes it was but I was talkin bout the usual games like pinball and solitaire of which none are in the app store.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8 8400


    It seems that in the release preview there are no games pre-installed, including the ones you mentioned. In Windows 7, you would have to go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Enable and Disable Windows Features and turn the games on. I just checked and there's no option for the games in Windows 8, so too bad.

    EDIT: If you go to the Xbox Live-games section you can see Solitaire there but for me it's grayed out and doesn't start. I think it could be because i'm not signed in to Xbox Live.
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  6. #6


    I checked the Xbox Live games app, I was logged in and it still showed Solitaire grayed out.

    It seems like they've been staggering the release of games into the app store that were available in CP. Not sure why. I was hoping they'd had the developers fix the buggy ones, but Carmen Sandiego and Trump still fail to load for me.
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    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 Release Preview evaluation 8400 x64


    I enjoyed playing "fruit ninja" ....
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