lost windows games on 7

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!!!!


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Data recovery how is it done?

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Have you ever had your hard drive die and you need to get your pictures or music. What do you do now? I know there are programs out there that allow you to do this, but, let say what if there was another way, where you could do it yourself. Well, there is a device put out by Sabrent,and other companies, however the one from “Sabrent” also have a light indicator and gives you different connections.  It is called a USb 2.0 to Sata/Ide Hard Drive Adapter. I found this device from a YouTube video by accident. I picked up the device from the Walmart.com Website for about 35.00. Lets see how it worksIMG_0312 (2)

I will be transferring the data from an   Iomega IDHD 320-U External Hard Drive to a Compaq Presario cq5320y on a 64 bit motherboard that is running Windows 7

Now, taking the Iomega External hard drive, remove the two screws from the rear ,  the housing should  slide right off.

You will need to  disconnect the  power and 40 pin connector from the hard drive. Make sure you are using the ESD Strap. To prevent damaging the hard drive.
Next connect the  Sabrent hard drive adapter. this will be the  Square plastic  connector, this will plug in to back of the Hard drive depending if you are using a IDE or SATA. the SATA connection is at the top, IDE will be on the left, the other one is used to connect a laptop hard drive.  a USB   will plug into the computer, the other end will plug into the back of the IDE hard drive. Should you be using the Sata connection you will need to use Sata colored wire.

You will find that there is a power cord, like on the back of your computer. which will  connect to the Power Adapter. On the end of the power Adapter, is a power plug that goes into the back of the hard drive.

Now, that you have connected the SATA,  or IDE connection,  go to the computer.

Click on computer tab  to see if your connected devices appears with your list of hard drives.

Once the Hard Drive has been identified,  double Click on it .  You Should  see  the files of the folder.making a new folder

Now, you need to make a new folder. To do this, go to the desktop, Right-Click, go down to New and click on Folder.  Open up the folder and  Drag one of the folders to the new folder then it  should start to copy the new files.

When that is done drag the next folder until  you have completed transferring all the files or what will fit on your hard drive. God Bless

Beginners basic guide of the computer Part two

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA As I spoke of last week, this will be a continuing subject and we will see how it goes.  We will start at the rear of the computer. At the top you will see a three prong plug socket this is  for plugging in the computer to an electrical socket.

To the left  is the power supply. There is a small fan inside which, helps in cooling the power supply.

Below the power supply is the main cooling fan unit.   Some manufacturers may not have this feature.

The next port is what is called a PS/2, it  is a six pin (Mini-din Connector)   These  are color coded,  purple is for the keyboard, green for the mouse.

Further down is a nine pin connection, this is known as a serial port

This next connector is a fuchsia colored connector  called a parallel port LPT this port is used for a specific printer socket. A USB(Universal Serial Bus) is what is now used instead of the parallel port LPT

The next is the VGA (Video Graphics Array) VGA was developed by IBM, in 1987. It consists of a 15 pin plug, which will be found on some older  computers, and Monitors. This can either be used to connect to a LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)  or  a CRT (Cathode ray tube)  Monitor.

DVI (Digital Visual Interface) is used to connect to a LCD Monitor or Projector. This device can also connect to VGA by using a DVI adapter to VGA.  Some Monitors have both.

Next are two color coded inputs, the first is used for the microphone, it will be pink, the green one is for connecting a set of speakers.

The Ethernet plug, or a network connection  allows access  to the internet.  A RJ-45 Cord is what connects the exterior modem to the computer. It looks like a telephone plug, however is much bigger. These are either supplied by your local Cable Company or something you would buy yourself  at a electronics’ store.

Next should be what are called as USB or Universal Serial Bus, these are used to connect a mouse, keyboard or other electronic devices.

At the bottom are four slots,  these are for inserting a dial-up modem,  a new  graphic’s card.  Some motherboard’s  may have a PCI slot (Peripheral   Component Interconnect), and a  AGP slot (Accelerated Graphics Port) while, others may have just one  this would depend on the motherboard or Manufacturer of the computer.

The beginner’s basic guide to the PC

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There may be those out there that don’t know the components of the computer. Today, and the weeks ahead  I hope to dismiss that. We will start by looking at the front of the computer.  The power button can be located  in different areas of the computer.  Some are found on the top of the machine, while others can be found dead center on the front panel.

If you find that your computer is not responding, due to a system crash. The screen freezes and you have tried the Ctrl, Alt, Delete and still nothing, Here is something to try. Push in on the power button until the unit shuts down . Wait a few seconds and then try restarting the computer.

The CDROM or Optical Drive, should be at top inside the front panel. Many will see what is known as a  Combo-drive consisting of a DVD and  a CD-ROM.  The device is opened up by pressing the small square button on the face of the unit. To close it you can either push in on the open tray with your finger very slightly or push in on the button for the tray to retract. There is a small hole on the front of the unit, this is used for when you were to get a Compact Disc, lodged inside and you can’t get it out. To release the tray, grab a paper-clip unbend it then insert into the hole. Next Wiggle it around some and this should force the tray to open.

On the front of some computers are tiny vents used to allow air to pass through. On your older computers, these  will accumulate  with dust, and sometimes  get  trapped in behind the front panel. Compressed air is an easy way to free up this dust and can be purchased at your local department store.

At the bottom on some computers  are  found a set of  connectors. Some know these as USB’s (Universal serial Bus)   They run  in two speeds. 2.0 on your older computers and 3.0 on newer ones. You will find these are also on the rear of the machine.

You may also find round connections  for a microphone,  or speakers, on the front as well as on the back of the computer. Green is for speaker and blue for Microphone. color coding maybe different due to different manufacturers.   Older computer’s may will not be colored coded, but will have symbols distinguishing each one.

Fire wire which is used for loading video, was implemented by apple computers around the 1990’s.  A Firewire connection is quite comparable to a USB. It has the ability to be hot-swappable, which is to say, you can connect a device and the computer will detect it, without having to reboot(restart)the computer.

HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface)  is used to hook up to a High Definition television. Basically it allows  High-resolution audio and High-definition video to be transmitted  over one cable. Some of the devices that this may be used for would be Television’s, Camera’s,  and some Printers. Source: (www.Computerhope.com)

On the back panel you will see two set screws, which hold most covers, after you remove these, you can basically slide off the cover to work on the inside of the computer.

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.

Hooking up camera to computer

You just got back from vacation, now you want to install your pictures onto your computer. First thing you want to do is see if you have your usb cord that came with the camera. These are called the Mini-B connector. Turn on your camera after connecting it to the computer. The camera screen should display that it is ready to load files to the computer. If you don’t have the software, Windows will load a driver for you. After importing the pictures, a window pane will open up, here you can pick out those pictures that you want to save to a disc.

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