Disable and Completely Remove 'Games Explorer'

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Sauntache, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. Sauntache

    Sauntache MDL Novice

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    If your not connected to the internet, Windows 7's 'Games Explorer' will cause issues. Namely, it causes rundll32 to become stuck in a loop with very high CPU usage, and prevents certain games from launching on the first click.

    I've been using Windows Server 2008 R2 for a while now, and it's great without the useless 'Games Explorer'. However, the F.E.A.R series has issues with the Server O/S, so I need to switch back to standards Windows 7.

    Does anyone know how to completely disable and remove the 'Games Explorer' component of Windows 7?
     
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  3. Sauntache

    Sauntache MDL Novice

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    Thanks. I'll try it out and let you know the results.
     
  4. Sauntache

    Sauntache MDL Novice

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    So far so good. Four games up, and I have not had any problem with Games Explorer. It was pretty unpredictable from memory, so I wouldn't be surprised if it came back. I'll post here if it does.