Windows 10: can't download games

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  1.    16 Mar 2017 #1

    can't download games


    i had a nice computer, running windows 7, but it's stopped working. so i'm using a laptop, Acer aspire, that was given to me and it runs windows 10, sop i'm learning. i had a stroke last month so everything is hard. i just wanted to sit here and play some of the old games, ms hearts, solataire, yahtzee, bejeweled...anyway..can't seem to download anythingh. the sites alwys want mt to download drivers or additional software. if i think i do get it to download it doesn't run rightand thee is another download to fix it. i tried downloading the windows 7 game pack but it comers in a zip file and i don't know how to make that into an application. plus i keep getting messages that i am out of room on my hardmdrive, but i can't delete anything. then i have to go back and delete the bad downioads and run anti virus software. is there a download site for games that is safe, how dop i unzip, how do i manage thre space on my c drive...can anyone help??? sorry, i can only typt with one hand
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  2. Posts : 9,471
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       16 Mar 2017 #2

    Hi Linda, I'll try to help you with some of your issues. First create some space on your disk. This will tell you how.
    Open and Use Disk Cleanup in Windows 10

    For zip files, right click the zip folder and select extract here, if you have that option. If not install 7zip (7-Zip) Just be sure you download the version (X64 or X32) for the operating system you have. If you don't know which you have, right click the start flag in the bottom left of your screen, select system from the menu that pops up. You will see a screen like below. It will tell you whether yours is X64 or X86. You will see mine is X64.

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  3.    17 Mar 2017 #3

    i've used disk cleanup. apparently it's not enough. what about the compression option?


    i'm going to try the unzipping thing. i did copy th file to another folder and told it to extract all, but then what?
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  4.    17 Mar 2017 #4

    more


    and sometimes i make new folders for my desktop and when i go to find them they are not there. i just made a folder to extact the games. then it was somewhere else. and when i did find it and look inside there were no extracted files. i'm usually not so stupid about the computer. i hate windows 10. can i downgrade to 7?
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  5.    17 Mar 2017 #5

    and more


    i always search with google, but sometimes when i search it uses bing which i always delete and it uses chrome which i don't even have. ??????
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  6. Posts : 17,583
    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281
       17 Mar 2017 #6

    linda3421 said: View Post
    and sometimes i make new folders for my desktop and when i go to find them they are not there. i just made a folder to extact the games. then it was somewhere else. and when i did find it and look inside there were no extracted files. i'm usually not so stupid about the computer. i hate windows 10. can i downgrade to 7?
    I would suggest you find a beginner's book for Windows 10. Amazon.com has quite a few of them, but I would go with one published in late 2016 (August, September). I think maybe one for Seniors might work for you also, since you've had a stroke and things are hard for you right now. I'm a very, very senior and I know all about "hard to learn" new things.

    Here's a link to Amazon.com's Windows 10 Beginner books: Amazon.com: windows 10 books - Computers & Technology / Schools & Teaching: Books
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  7.    17 Mar 2017 #7

    all my bookmarks are gone


    i ran a program to clean up windows and all of my bookmarks and saved passwords are gone. i just had them organized and i need the saved password/log-on. my documents, desktop folders, pictures all say empty, but i did find those when i look under "user".

    i had erased some programs but it still says i have 28.7 gb used out of 29.0

    anyone know how to recover the bookmarks?
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  8. Posts : 17,583
    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281
       17 Mar 2017 #8

    linda3421 said: View Post
    i ran a program to clean up windows and all of my bookmarks and saved passwords are gone. i just had them organized and i need the saved password/log-on. my documents, desktop folders, pictures all say empty, but i did find those when i look under "user".

    i had erased some programs but it still says i have 28.7 gb used out of 29.0

    anyone know how to recover the bookmarks?
    It depends on your browser. I searched "recover bookmarks" in Bing, which is my search engine of choice, and the results are here. Just click on the one(s) that have your browser listed.

    recover bookmarks - Bing
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  9. Posts : 9,471
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       17 Mar 2017 #9

    Linda, what program did you use to clean up files and exactly what computer do you have? Manufacturer and model number please.
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  10.    17 Mar 2017 #10

    linda3421 said: View Post
    i had a nice computer, running windows 7, but it's stopped working. so i'm using a laptop, Acer aspire, that was given to me and it runs windows 10, sop i'm learning. i had a stroke last month so everything is hard. i just wanted to sit here and play some of the old games, ms hearts, solataire, yahtzee, bejeweled...anyway..can't seem to download anythingh. the sites alwys want mt to download drivers or additional software. if i think i do get it to download it doesn't run rightand thee is another download to fix it. i tried downloading the windows 7 game pack but it comers in a zip file and i don't know how to make that into an application. plus i keep getting messages that i am out of room on my hardmdrive, but i can't delete anything. then i have to go back and delete the bad downioads and run anti virus software. is there a download site for games that is safe, how dop i unzip, how do i manage thre space on my c drive...can anyone help??? sorry, i can only typt with one hand
    Hi Linda,
    I have a question: this laptop that was given to you, it is used? In other words, does it still have all kinds of leftovers from the previous owner, or was it completely reset to like how it comes from the manufacturer? Because it sort of sounds to me like it may have problems (infections?) and perhaps you need to start fresh.
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