Windows 10: Microsoft! Please reinstate Games Explorer!

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    Windows 10 Pro X64 Version 1709 Build 16299.431
       1 Week Ago #1

    Microsoft! Please reinstate Games Explorer!


    Games Explorer is no more.
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    This very useful and much used feature has been removed in Version 1803.
    Another example of corporate arrogance?
    Why was this done and why can't we have it back.

    Needless to say, I'll be sticking on 1709 ad infinitum.
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  2. Posts : 2,422
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       1 Week Ago #2

    Those games were taken out long time ago but can bring them back from:
    Get Windows 7 games for Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 107
    Windows 10 Pro X64 Version 1709 Build 16299.431
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       1 Week Ago #3

    topgundcp said: View Post
    Those games were taken out long time ago but can bring them back from:
    Get Windows 7 games for Windows 10
    I have the games and I have Games Explorer. Been running them since Windows 8.
    If Microsoft won't reinstate Games Explorer then unless someone comes up with an OEM solution I won't be upgrading to Version 1803 any time soon.
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  4.    1 Week Ago #4

    +1 on that link topgundcp
    Get Windows 7 games for Windows 10
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  5.    1 Week Ago #5

    MS will never do it, Use the one posted.
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    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       1 Week Ago #6

    Hairy Scot said: View Post
    Why was this done and why can't we have it back.
    You are supposed to use Xbox app or store for games instead.
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       1 Week Ago #7

    Every Version Upgrade takes those games out, have seen a Build update do it. To that end I keep that downloaded file on every computer I want the games on and for a couple of clients. Doesn't take long to do the reinstall. I deselect the Internet versions, can't say if they still work.
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  • Posts : 107
    Windows 10 Pro X64 Version 1709 Build 16299.431
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       1 Week Ago #8

    Berton said: View Post
    Every Version Upgrade takes those games out, have seen a Build update do it. To that end I keep that downloaded file on every computer I want the games on and for a couple of clients. Doesn't take long to do the reinstall. I deselect the Internet versions, can't say if they still work.
    The internet versions do indeed work.
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  • Posts : 107
    Windows 10 Pro X64 Version 1709 Build 16299.431
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       1 Week Ago #9

    Josey Wales said: View Post
    MS will never do it, Use the one posted.
    Get Windows 7 games for Windows 10 provides the version which I have.
    The games themselves are not the issue.
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  • Posts : 4,633
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       1 Week Ago #10

    The issue about those games has existed through a few Version Upgrades, first saw it with Version 1511 [November 2015] and in the Insider Preview [formerly Technical Preview back in 2014]. The Version Upgrades since have always taken them out so I just reinstall, I have 6 to 10 minutes available to do so.

    Some of the new games from the Store aren't too bad but there's really not many that fit the description. Some have to be paid for to have extraneous material [ads] removed and to get higher levels of skill.
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