Installing Microsoft Games for Windows 7 Dark Netbook Edition

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by sebb, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. sebb

    sebb MDL Novice

    Mar 13, 2011
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    Hi,

    I installed Windows 7 Dark Netbook edition on my netbook. I noticed that the games(chess titans, solitaire, etc. have been removed completely from the Windows 7 Installation.

    I tried via Control Panel/Programs and features to tick the Games checkbox but unfortunately there is no Games checkbox to tick,lol.It seems like the author of the dark netbook edition of windows 7 completely removed it.I tried copying the microsoft games folder from another windows 7 machine but the games dont open.

    I would greatly appreciate if anyone could help me with this.

    Hope to hear from someone soon.

    Thanks
     
  2. Falador

    Falador MDL Novice

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    Try opening an elevated command prompt and typing the following:

    "dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:InboxGames" without quotes, InboxGames is case sensitive.
     
  3. sebb

    sebb MDL Novice

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    Hi, thanks for the advice, i tried it but it gave me the following error:

    C:\Windows\system32>dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:InboxGames

    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 6.1.7600.16385

    Image Version: 6.1.7600.16385


    Error: 0x800f080c

    Feature name InboxGames is unknown.
    A Windows feature name was not recognized.
    Use the /Get-Features option to find the name of the feature in the image and tr
    y the command again.

    The DISM log file can be found at C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log

    C:\Windows\system32>
     
  4. Falador

    Falador MDL Novice

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    Personally, I don't know Windows 7 Dark Netbook Edition, but it is obviously a customized Windows 7 image. It would seem that the creator of the image removed the InboxGames feature from the image.

    I could not find any way of committing changes to the online image (your installed Windows 7).

    I suggest doing a repair* install using an original Windows 7 image (can be found in the forum), or even better, a clean install with an original image.

    After the installation, you can uncheck the features you don't need yourself.


    *Repair install would be starting setup.exe from within Windows and choosing the Upgrade option. It should reinstall the Windows features, including games.
     
  5. sml156

    sml156 MDL Member

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    I dont have an answer to your Question but I found this
    Windows 7 Dark Ultimate Netbook Edition SP1 (Feb 2011) | 2.16 GB
    I believe your best bet is to stay away from crap like this and get an utouched version

    Removed Components:
    -Games
    -Projector Connectivity
    -Speech Support
    -Welcome Center
    -TV Tuner
    -NVIDIA & ATI Video Drivers
    -Audio Drivers
    -Printer & Scanners drivers
    -Fax Drivers & Service
    -Modem drivers
    -Smart Card Drivers
    -Bitlocker
    -Tablet PC
    -Natural Language
    -Windows Help
    -Media Center

    Post install:
    uTorrent 2.20
    Skype
    Avast + Google Chrome optionally
    Adobe Flash Player 10
    CCleaner 3.02
    WinRar 3.93
    WinAmp 5.601
    The KMPlayer
    Office 2003
    Dark Theme
    Windows 7 Activator
     
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  6. sebb

    sebb MDL Novice

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    Im installing it on a netbook.

    the untouched full blown version of Windows 7 Ultimate takes too much resources. The dark edition is apparantly less heavy on resources..Do you guys know of another way of installing windows 7 on a netbook and configure it that it wont be so heavy on ram etc.?
     
  7. Falador

    Falador MDL Novice

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    Actually, there is a way. Either use a program like vLite to create a customized image from an original image, or use Windows Automated Installation Kit to customize an original image.

    You should be aware that any features you disable in vLite will not be available later (such is the case with the Dark Netbook image).