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  1. #41


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Home


    Just starting setting up my W8 machine (64 bit)

    Installed the 64 bit version successfully using my Admin account.

    However I always create and use a Normal User account for all my work and the games are not visible there. They have been installed in the Admin account profile and not in the the default profile where they would be available to all users.

    Is there an easy fix for this?

    In addition the help files are not working either.

    I have currently chose the Classic start menu but if another one would be better I am willing to consider changing.

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  2. #42


    Wynnum Australia
    Posts : 466
    Windows-10-Pro-Build-11099.rs1-x64


    Quote Originally Posted by jcs39085956 View Post
    Just starting setting up my W8 machine (64 bit)

    Installed the 64 bit version successfully using my Admin account.

    However I always create and use a Normal User account for all my work and the games are not visible there. They have been installed in the Admin account profile and not in the the default profile where they would be available to all users.

    Is there an easy fix for this?

    In addition the help files are not working either.

    I have currently chose the Classic start menu but if another one would be better I am willing to consider changing.
    It's right, that the help is only working for the games, but if you search in the help-context about "Hearts" as an example, then you get the following text:

    What happened to the games in Windows?
    Games like Minesweeper, Solitaire and Hearts aren't included in Windows 8 and Windows RT. Instead, you can use the Windows Store to find and install games you want on your PC:

    1. On the Start screen, tap or click Store to open the Windows Store.
    2. You can search for games like Minesweeper, Solitaire and Hearts, or you can tap or click Games to view all of the available games, and then sort the list based on subcategory, price or rating.


    Just try to install the games with your normal account again, then they should come up under your normal user account I think.

    I use Start8 from Stardock.

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  3. #43


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    For installing Windows 7 classic games on Windows (They aren't included with Windows 8 --only the rubbish one's (IMO) from the store) download and install :

    Choose the correct version 64/32 bit depending on your W8 install.

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9rypo5zxfp5d767/tRhHGG6zys

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. #44


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Home


    I downloaded a .rar version of this package. I think it is the same as the info.txt file is identical.

    I have tried an install from the normal user account and can conform that this now works correctly.

    I still do not have the MS game help files - is there any way round this?
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  5. #45


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro x86


    Ohh, Great...
    Thanks for Uploading~
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  6. #46


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8

    Problem with Password


    Quote Originally Posted by TONSCHUH View Post
    I re-uploaded the games:

    Code:
    http://www.multiupload.nl/SJ31J24OYF
    
    Pass: [END.OF.THE.LINE]
    Downloaded the RAR file, but was unable to open due to password (END.OF.THE.LINE) not recognised........Message being :-C:\Users\John\Downloads\blablabla rar: CRC failed in the encrypted file C:\Users\John\Downloads\blablabla rar. Corrupt file or wrong password.
    Any information/assistance in resolving this issue would be much appreciated.
    I am using Windows 8 64-bit OS
    Thank you in advance, John.
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  7. #47


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    OK seriously what is wrong with using unencrypted Zips?
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  8. #48


    Posts : 93
    W8 Pro 9200


    IMO w8 versions of those w7 games is much more sophisticated and wholesome.
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  9. #49


    Wynnum Australia
    Posts : 466
    Windows-10-Pro-Build-11099.rs1-x64


    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    OK seriously what is wrong with using unencrypted Zips?
    As this packages are home-made and M$ doesn't like them, they get taken down pretty fast if you don't take some measures.

    PS:

    Pass = Password = [END.OF.THE.LINE] (type it and don't copy & paste the password ! the brackets are part of the password !)

    Who does still use WinZip etc. ? WinRAR is since years the pseudo-standard.

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  10. #50


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    Who said anyrthing about WinZip? Windows has supported .zip since XP
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