Windows Vista: Turn in Inbox Games (KB972035)

On a Windows Vista machine that appears to have the Microsoft Games loaded, launching a game (such as Freecell) from the “Start Menu” > “All Programs” > “Games” menu does not  start the game. This scenario implied that the Inbox Games are not fully installed on the system. It’s a situation that Vista Business edition are more likely to come across, […]

On a Windows Vista machine that appears to have the Microsoft Games loaded, launching a game (such as Freecell) from the “Start Menu” > “All Programs” > “Games” menu does not  start the game. This scenario implied that the Inbox Games are not fully installed on the system. It’s a situation that Vista Business edition are more likely to come across, although other SKUs are not excluded from this. To resolve it: “Users need to navigate to Start Menu, Control Panel, "Programs," and choose the "Turn Windows features on or off" option in the left hand side pane. “Turn off Games by clicking the box next to Games. This will remove the check from the box. Select "OK". Select Restart to reboot your system. From the Start Menu select Control Panel. In the Control Panel select "Programs". Next select "Turn Windows features on or off." Turn on Games by clicking the box next to Games. This will add the check to the box. Select "OK". Select "Restart" to reboot your system,” Microsoft explained.