Cannot read Microsoft Games in Windows Vista.

Original title: GAMES


Thank you


1. have you made any hardware changes or software on the computer before this problem?

2. you receive an error message when you try to play Microsoft Games?

You can turn off & on games in Windows Feature & check if the problem persists.

Turn on or off Windows features

Reference: Support for common PC games problems

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