Windows 10: Accidental uninstalls Solved

  1.    25 Nov 2017 #1

    Accidental uninstalls


    I have a new install of 10 Pro & while customizing, rearranging & learning/testing new files & apps, I accidentally uninstalled the games Magic Kingdom & Hidden ???. W/o doing a complete reinstall of the OS, how do I get these 2 games back; they looked interesting.
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  2.    26 Nov 2017 #2

    Do you have System Restore turned on?
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  3.    26 Nov 2017 #3

    CJW said: View Post
    I have a new install of 10 Pro & while customizing, rearranging & learning/testing new files & apps, I accidentally uninstalled the games Magic Kingdom & Hidden ???. W/o doing a complete reinstall of the OS, how do I get these 2 games back; they looked interesting.
    Are those APPs from the Store ? If yes you can find them in the Store again, just search for them there.
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  4.    26 Nov 2017 #4

    TrustMe: Yes, System Restore is turned ON. But when I press 'Scan for affected programs' (I didn't run it yet) it doesn't look as though it's going to change anything. Should I run it anyway to find out if it helps?
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    CountMike: I did not download the games, they showed up after my 1st install.


    I don't know if this helps, but this is my Standard Local Account. When I checked my Administrator Local Account, both games (Disney Magic Kingdoms & Hidden City: Hidden Object Adventure) are still listed.
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    Win 10 rs1 - build 14393.1944
       26 Nov 2017 #5

    Just copy the shortcut for starting the game, from your admin account and paste it in your standard account (start menu or desktop).

    When you have two accounts, you also have a "Shared folder" - you can paste it in that folder in your admin account
    and access it later there, in your "normal" standard account, and move it to the start menu or desktop.
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  6.    27 Nov 2017 #6

    It doesn't matter who installed it if it's in the Store.
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  7.    28 Nov 2017 #7

    Gordon7 said: View Post
    Just copy the shortcut for starting the game, from your admin account and paste it in your standard account.
    Thank you Gordon7, copying the shortcuts from my Administrator account to my Standard account worked just fine & now the games play w/o a problem.
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    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
       29 Nov 2017 #8

    The games that came sort of preinstalled when you did the clean install are from the store.
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