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Upgraded to Vista Ultimate from XP Pro. Where are the games?

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I did an upgrade from XP Pro SP3 to 32bit Vista Ultimate. All the old software installed in XP works in Vista (Microsoft Greetings Workshop has to be run in Win98 comp mode) but the Games folder on the Start menu contains only a shortcut to Games Explorer.

In programs and features, all the game checkboxes are checked, so where are the Vista games? The client is missing her Solitaire. If I'd done a clean install and had to go through all the file moving and software reinstalling, all the Vista games would be there.

The Outlook Express account and e-mail imported automatically into Windows Mail without a problem, but simply installing the new games, not so much.

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In programs and features, all the game checkboxes are checked

Ultimate is supposed to install the games by default and the status of Programs and Features indicates they should be installed, but they don't appear to be.

I rarely do an upgrade install due to issues similar to this. There's almost always something that needs more work to resolve or repair.

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You can try removing the feature, reboot and re-add it. It is possible that high scores are not kept if this is done... such as ones kept for Minesweeper and (I think) Hearts.

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