Windows Vista, ships with a range of pre-installed games. Users are undoubtedly familiar with such titles as Minesweeper, Solitaire, FreeCell, Spider Solitaire and Hearts. Windows Vista adds to these casual games such as Chess Titans and Mahjong Titans. However, even though these games ship as default components of the operating system, some users might notice that they are in fact missing or inaccessible. Microsoft explained that this scenario implied that the Inbox Games were not in fact fully installed on the platform. It is a situation that users of the Vista Business edition, for example, are more likely to come across, although other SKUs are not excluded from this. Resolving it is a matter of turning on Inbox Games.
Steps To Turn On Inbox Games:
- 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”.
- Then Restart your System.
Turn On Inbox Games Using Commpand Prompt:
Performing this task will ensure that Games will be available on the Vista machine. But it’s not the only way to do it. Users can also turn to command prompt.
Just type cmd in the search box.
Enter the following command and hit Enter:
Start /wait ocsetup InboxGames
“This will take several minutes to complete. Once the command is complete you will return to the command prompt. This command does not return a message. You will need to manually reboot the system to complete this method,”.