Why did my factory-installed SPIDER SOLITAIRE and HEARTS games disappear from the start menu? And HOW DO I GET THEM BACK??
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HiCustomer Thank you for asking your question on JustAnswer. Sounds like you either accidently deleted it or it got hit by a virus. Keep pressed winkey (The key with windows logo on keyboard) and press 'R' type spider.exe and press enter check if it opens also try mshearts.exe and press enter check if it opens Go into Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs, then click the Add/Remove Windows Components in the left pane. With Accessories and Utilities highlighted on the first screen, click the Details button. Single left-click Games in the next screen to highlight it, then again click the Details button. On the resulting screen you can add or remove check marks from any of the listed games. OK your way back twice (two screens) then click the Next button and finally Finish. Restart your system, and they should be there. If still no joy: you would need to uncheck everything in games(add/remove in control panel), OK your way out, restart your system, then go back to games(add/remove in control panel) put the desired check marks against all in, and repeat the OKing and restart. Then try it. Read http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307768
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Sorry-I'm still having trouble, but I haven't given up yet!When I finally get the solitaire box to choose suits, I can hear the cards being dealt, but no cards appear on the screen. (And "spider solitaire"still doesn't appear on the start menu.) (Nor does "Hearts")
try it in safe mode. To go in safe mode, tap F8 key at start up.