lost windows games on 7

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Awhile back I ordered a refurbished Dell Optiplex 390, after turning it on, I got to thinking about the games that usually come with the computer, mine was windows 7. I distinctively remember playing chess on that operating system, however, I was unable to find it anywhere. After doing some searching I was able to find the answer to my question and decided to share it with my readers who may have ended up with the same dilemma. 


 After locating the Start button, you want to click on the control panel, go to program and features. On the left side of the windows pane you should see turn on windows features on and off. Click on this,

Once the menu opens up you want to look for GAMES.

Click box next to GAMES,  

then click OK


Once this box from above disappears you will be able to play your games.

God Bless, Remember God gets the Glory!!!!


Password reset disk

What you do when you have forgotten your password and you end up locked out of your computer? This is a dilemma  nobody wants.  So, now what do you do? Well, if your me, you create what is known as a password reset disk. I know you can  just reinstall the operating system but, what fun is that. You have to reload all the programs and files that you have.

If you wish to know how to do this  you can click on the link below for Windows XP:


For Windows Vista: click on this link:


For Windows 7 click on this link:



If you are using Windows XP and you want to reset your password I have provided a link below:



So what is your next step?


Begin at the start menu,start button then inside the search field, type in User Accounts

search field User Account


 User accounts> under “Tasks” on the left side of the pane  click “Create  password reset disk”


create a password reset disk


Make sure you have removable media which means popping  a thumb drive into one of the USB ports.

English: A Sandisk-brand USB thumb drive, SanD...

English: A Sandisk-brand USB thumb drive, SanDisk Cruzer Micro, 4GB. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)










After inserting a thumb drive,  click “NEXT”

welcome to forgotten password wizard








Here: choose where you have your  thumb drive inserted and click “NEXT”

creating password on the following drive

Here: type in your current password.

current user account password


completing forgotten password wizard

The Next step is to place this thumb drive where you can get to it, should you ever need it.

To make a Password Reset Disk For windows 8.1 You will need to set up a local account .

Bring up the Charm Bar


charm bar

Type in the search field  User accounts> on the left side  below “Tasks”  on the link click  “Create  password reset disk”  Insert a thumb drive into one of the USB Ports. Then go thru the prompt clicking “NEXT”,  choose where you have your thumb drive inserted click “NEXT”. Then type in your current password, click” Finish” and now place this device where you can find it.

Have a great day.

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Putting God First.

God Bless


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where is the device manager?

Today, we are going to be talking about the device Manager, this program holds all the drivers for your system, if you’re talking about a mouse, display, hard drive,or  Usb’s  (Universal Serial Bus) this is where you will find these devices and others.  For Windows XP  go to the device manager,  click on the  start button,  go to the control panel, click on system, click the hardware tab,  then the Device manager tab, here will list the devices that you have on your computer.  For Windows Vista and Windows 7, you want to go to the start button, click on the control panel, then click on Device Manager. If you have a problem with a driver and you are the administrator for the computer click the + next to the device you’re having the problem with. It  will drop down,  Left-click on the device, then Right-click on the device, you should have four choices displayed for you. Click uninstall, click OK, than go back to the where the device was, doesn’t have to be exact. Left click on one of the devices, than right-click  and click on “scan for hardware changes” and see if this will correct the problem. Other issues could be a red “X” on the device, this means the device is disabled, to fix this just  left click on the device, Right-click  “Enable” and restart the computer.

Do this before you get the “blue screen of Death”

Blue Screen of Death as seen in XP, Vista and 7

Blue Screen of Death as seen in XP, Vista and 7 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today, we are going to delve into system recovery, sometimes when you load a program that’s not compatible to protect the computer, you will get what they call the “BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH” Now when this happens you will get the blue screen, but it quickly moves so fast that you are not able to read what the error is. I’m going to tell you a way, which will freeze the screen so, you can write that error down, and then decide what the cause is.

So, to begin if you are using Windows XP   go to the start button, control panel, click on System, click the advanced tab,go down to startup and recovery, Click settings, go to the bottom  click the box next to Automatic restart click OK on the first and second panel.

For Windows Vista, and Windows 7, go to the control panel click on system, on the upper left hand corner,  click on Advanced system settings,go down to Startup and recovery, click settings tab, go down to system failure, click the box next to Automatic restart, click OK on the first and second panel. Then your done.