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Am rated the fool now just a moment !

I deleted the games folder on ma pc simlply because it caused alot of virus probs on ma machine using the windows explorer on ma computer but to my suprise the following day i found a student playing the same games again. Am left wondering whether what i did is realy viable?

please help with a better techinique to totally wipe out the stuff for i have no other idea of how to manage the puter.
 

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the files..........

In windows 2000 proffesional i cann;ot see it in the installed compnets list! so there is nothing to delete. when i open the add remove programs games is not seen among the componets.

in windows 98 i still cannot trace it but the bare truth is am not confortable with this deleting bizness.

just any one out there give a simple lecture on the management of installed co;mpnets in both 98 and 2k thanks
 

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Hi,

Ok, first of all, are you running on a network???????

Second of all, When you install something, it will usually use files that are used by other programs. When You want to delete it, you can usually un-install it from the "Add-Remove" programs in the control panel, HOWEVER, If you do not find it there, the most likely there are no shared files being used, AND, There were no Registry keys added to the Registry database on your computer. Since it is not sharing any files, you can simply go to the folder of the game, and manually delete it.

Can't find the game?

Try Searching for any kewords of the game from the search component in windows..........

Someone could have made an image of your system--(which is usually used for backup)--And the image is done with Nortin Ghost-- That could be the reason why the game is still on.......

Lastly, And I am going to ask the question again, Is your computer connected to a network? (Because that could be a big factor) -- I'll tell you why when you answer.

Hope this helps.

Best Regards,

Da Tru Masta
 

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the files r too ........

the games are nothing more than just the defaults that come with win 2k and 98 i.e soltair ans the like .

apparrently am not on a netework .


did a search for the files and folders and deleted all of what windows diplayed to me then still the student plays the same games from a hidden folder in the c:\ drive quite embarasing for me dear help before am out witted thanks
 

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Solataire?

Why didn't you say so!!!!!!!!!! :)

Ok, The default games that come with Win98, 2000, etc, such as Solataire, Minesweeper, etc... Are all one file Games. They are located in the WINDOWS folder under the C: Drive. The size of each game is only about 300 kb, making them very easy to copy, and duplicate. Because each game is only one file, and these are very small, your student most likely made several copies of the game, and distributed them across the harddrive. Searching for the game file name won't do you any good, because the he/she probably renamed each file. So, If you search you hard drive for the game name, you most likely won't find it. There is however a way to get around this problem. Now, these default card games are all EXE files (meaning they have a .exe extention). Here is what you have to do:

Instead of searching for the game name, you are going to search your computer for ALL .EXE Files in your computer. In the Search Window, instead of typing the game name in the search field, Type in: *.exe

You will get a big list of results.

Each one of the "Windows Embedded" Games has its own Icon/picture/Logo. You will need to quickly browse the list of results for these game icons. If you see a file that for example has a "Deck Of Cards" Icon, meaning it is the game, Delete the file.

This way, you should be able to find the game, and delete it.

HOWEVER..........your student could have thought ahead, and changed the actual Icon of the game file.

If so, All I can tell you is good luck finding the file. (You can look through the administrative file history) in the computer to see all the files that have been executed for the past few days, but this can get a little confusing.

Try What I told you first.

Hope this Helps.

Best Regards,

Da Tru Masta
 
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