How to Restore the Default Games

This will show you how to restore the default Windows 7 More Games, Chess Titans, FreeCell, Hearts, Internet Backgammon, Internet Checkers, Internet Spades, Mahjong Titans, Minesweep, Purple Place, Solitaire, and Spider Solitaire games in the Games folder.

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How to Restore Default Services
This tutorial provides you with registry downloads that will completely restore any of the default services and their settings you want in Windows 7. This can be handy if a service was deleted by mistake, is missing, or had it's properties set improperly.

Learn about Windows games
Windows comes with a variety of games to play. There are board games, card games, multiplayer Internet games, and even games for kids. You'll find them all in the Games folder. To start playing, just open the folder and double-click a game icon.

System Restore points NOT made at startup
Windows 7 64-bit SP1, System Restore Points Disk Space Usage set at 10%.

Windows 7 built-in default settings for System Restore Points, Task Scheduler/Microsoft/Windows/System Restore will not create more than ONE system restore point.

I have to manually delete system restore points, then ONE system restore point will be made.

I've used cleanmgr.exe and ccleaner to delete ALL restore points, they both do this properly.

I've also tried right-clicking on Task Scheduler/Microsoft/Windows/System Restore and choosing "run", it shows the task as completed, but NO additional restore points are made once the first is made.

I've also changed the default settings for this task to UNcheck "start task if computer is idle from 30 minutes" And, I've checked "run with highest privileges" and configure for Windows 7

None of these change made a difference. Only ONE system restore point will be made automatically by this task. There is something wrong with this task as it came installed with windows 7 to get it to run properly.

System Restore: frequently asked questions
Here are answers to some common questions about System Restore. How does System Restore work? Can I undo the changes System Restore makes? What files are changed during a system restore? How do I choose a restore point? How long are restore points saved? What if System Restore doesn't fix the problem?

Turn System Restore on or off
System Restore regularly tracks changes to your computer's system files and uses a feature called system protection to create restore points. System protection is turned on by default on the hard disk that Windows is installed on. You can turn on System Restore for other disks by turning on system protection for those disks. Watch this video to learn how to turn System Restore on or off.

How to Restore the Default Favorite Links in Windows 7 Navigation Pane
This will show you how to restore the default Desktop, Downloads, and Recent Places favorite links in Favorites in the Windows Explorer navigation pane.

How to Restore the Default Administrative Tools
Administrative Tools is a folder in Control Panel that contains tools for system administrators and advanced users. The tools in the folder might vary depending on which edition of Windows 7 you are using. This will show you how to restore the default Administrative Tools and it's shortcuts in Windows 7.

Restore Default Desktop Gadgets
In this tutorial I am going to show you how to restore the default desktop gadgets, in case you deleted / uninstalled some of them and now you decided that you want them back. In Windows 7 you will not need to search online to install them back again. So in this tutorial I'm going to delete some of them and then I'm going to show you how easy it is to get them back.

Games not available in windows
I have just installed windows 7 Pro in my laptop. I am searching and can't find the usual games like solitaire, freecell and minesweeper. I have the games explorer but it is empty. Do i have to download this games, how and where can i do so?

no games for windows 7?
i just want to ask if there is really no games pre-installed in windows 7. because when i installed it on my laptop, the games folder is empty. just asking for the free games usually included in old windows os like freecell, minesweeper, spider, and other games.

How to Change or Restore the Default Windows 7 Search Options
This will show you how to change or restore the default Search Options for the What to search, How to search, and When searching non-indexed locations settings in Windows 7.

Losing my System Restore restore points
What in the world can cause me to lose ALL of my past restore points and essentially shut off System Restore? I am running a Dell desktop PC on 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium SP1. I recently opted to go back a day or two in System Restore in order to resolve a software issue, but was surprised that I had NO SAVED RESTORE POINTS at and have no idea how it got thatway.

I have always allowed System Restore to run but I have no idea how it got shut down.

Thankfully, my software issue is now resolved by the manufacturer, and my System Restore is now reset and working again (I hope), so that I can avoid such a situation in the future.

Create a restore point
A restore point is a representation of a stored state of your computer's system files. You can use a restore point to restore your computer's system files to an earlier point in time. Restore points are automatically created by System Restore weekly and when System Restore detects the beginning of a change to your computer, such as when you install a program or a driver.

Where are my games?
Games that come with Windows, and any new games you choose to install, appear in the Games folder.

Choose which games children can play
You can use Parental Controls to control which games your children are allowed to play on your computer. You can block: All games. Specific games of your choosing. Specific games based on age ratings. Specific games based on content ratings. These four methods can be used in combination.

System Restore does not complete
I rarely have occasion to use System Restore on my Windows 7 Professional x64 system but today I tried to restore to a previous day and after going through of the stuff it does andrebooting, I got the following error message:
System Restore did not complete successfully, Your computer's files and settings were not changed.
Details; System Restore could not access a file. This is probably because an anti-virus program is running on the computer . Temporally disable your antivirus program and retry System Restore.
An unspecified error occurred during System Restore, (0x80070005)

The only antivirus program I ever had on the system is Microsoft Security Essentials and I thought that on a 64 bit system this would not interfere. But, I went into Safe Mode (no network), turned off MSE and tried to restore again. Same result. I have used Restore in the past and it did work.

Strange freezes when games are loading
I'm experiencing strange freezes when a game is running. I have tried to recreate this problem by putting load on the HD's, ram or network but with no luck.
See system specs and dxdiag on attachements.
Games tried is Brood war and Dungeons and Dragons online. Both games have worked before without flawes. I would have tried other games as well but have access to no other games at the moment.

Working with the Games folder
The Games folder is more than just the central repository for games on your computer. In Windows 7, the Games folder offers game updates, statistics, news feeds, and more.

Only Latest System Restore Point found
System Restore lists a number of restore points. When I select any of the listed restore points, the only one that System Restore can find is the latest one. others result in a messagesaying the restore point can't be found.

if they can't be used? Second: How do I make room for more than one restore point that can be used?

No Games (like Solitaire) in Start Menu
Just finished a clean install of Win7 Pro. Haven't installed anything else yet, just looking around. There are no games, such as solitaire, in the Start Menu. There is a Games folder, but I think that's for online games. Where are all the usual games?