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Is there a way to re install games on windows 8.1 pro

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    Is there a way to re install games on windows 8.1 pro


    I am upgrading to a new pc and giving my old one to a friend who likes the pre-installed games that come with windows 8.1. I think that I may have deleted them early on. Is there a way to re-install them? I do not have a windows disk. Thank you very much.

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    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    You just need the keys and should be able to download them from the software mfg website.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    If your talking about Solitaire, FreeCell, etc. Microsoft didn't include them with Windows 8. There is a home brew games pack installer that ports the Windows 7 games over to Windows 8. Google msgames_win8_x64.msi and you should find it. Download and install at your own risk though. It's not an official Microsoft installer. I have it and have used it, just don't remember where I downloaded it from. There were a couple of threads on it here. how to make Windows 8 work with MS games from previous versions? and Win 7 Games to Win 8
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    Thank you. I downloaded and installed msgames_win8_x64.msi and it work fine. Thanks again.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


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Is there a way to re install games on windows 8.1 pro
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