Missing windows vista games

Miss me my Windows Vista Home Basic Edition games. Spider Solitaire, solitaire, Free Cell, hearts, etc...
The files are completely missing...

Go to Control Panel > Classic view > programs and features > or turn off Windows features turn on and put a check mark in the games in a box to install the games.

If the box is already checked, uncheck uninstall games, and then install them. Boulder computer Maven
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