Windows 10: Update Removed Windows 7 Games

  1.    14 Mar 2016 #1

    Update Removed Windows 7 Games


    Dell 64 bit Windows 10 laptop. Purchased with 10 installed. Since the model number doesn't mean enough to Dell to put it anywhere on the laptop, I assume it's no longer important.

    Since the old familiar Windows 7 games are not available on W10, we got them off a Windows 7 PC, and made the myriad changes we found online to enable them to work on this laptop.

    Last week after Windows performed an update, and I signed in with my password, things were really screwed up. Messages said something about a corrupt app, and that a temporary ID had been created for me. Half the desktop icons were gone. The taskbar, which had IE11 pinned to it, had now reverted back to MS Edge, and the Games icon had disappeared from it.

    I immediately restored the machine to what it was before the update, and after it completed, everything seemed back to normal, except for the games, which have disappeared completely, and there is now a blank space on the taskbar for the Windows Store.

    Enclosed are some screenshots, most of them regarding todays items in Event Viewer.Click image for larger version. 

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       14 Mar 2016 #2

    boweasel said: View Post
    Dell 64 bit Windows 10 laptop. Purchased with 10 installed. Since the model number doesn't mean enough to Dell to put it anywhere on the laptop, I assume it's no longer important.

    Since the old familiar Windows 7 games are not available on W10, we got them off a Windows 7 PC, and made the myriad changes we found online to enable them to work on this laptop.
    I have 3 Dell late-model Inspiron 15R Notebooks and find more information inside the battery compartment or by going to http://support.dell.com and inputting the Service Tag.

    I got those games from a link on this page:
    Win 7 Games to Win 8 - Page 5
    I store the file in Downloads and when Win10 screws with the games I just re-install.
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  3.    15 Mar 2016 #3

    I appreciate ANY response that I get from these forums, but this is not a GAMING issue. My W7 games disappearing is but a symptom of a more pervasive problem. I didn't post here - I posted in the General Support section and somebody moved it her because my subject mentioned the word 'Games'. I posted a follow-up thread back in General Support with more attachments that hopefully clarify the issues, but that follow-up is threatening to sink without a response to page 3.
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