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Why no Hold'em Poker for my Vista Ultimate?

I've been running Vista Ultimate for 6 weeks now (I received it as part of my Microsoft Developer's Network subscription). It is a full-blown Vista Ultimate 32-bit version 6.0.6000. My Dell Inspiron 9300 runs all of the features fine, including AERO Glass animations. I've been waiting for the official release so that I could see what the "Windows Ultimate Extras" were all about. Yesterday I did a Windows Update, and, at last, a NEW Ultimate feature downloaded. Hold'em Poker and BitLocker and EFS Enhancements were now available. I downloaded both and rebooted as requested. I can't find the Hold Em Poker Game anywhere on my system, even though it shows as "Successful" in the Windows Update History. Can anybody get this working? Hold Em will be more important to me than BitLocker. Please Please, somebody must help me. <jk>, but really, why does it show as successful, but then no trace on my computer other than in the Update History?

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It's because MS hates you.

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sorry. I was just being facetious.

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(NT) 'cause if you need Vista Ultimate, you've no time for games

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Not a Clue. But you made me think of something.

Tom said bit locker didn't work for him on his machine. But you said it just became available to you. Did Tom just not have it yet but he might now?

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BitLocker has hardware requirements

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It is more likely that Tom doesn't have the proper hardware. From Vista help:

Hardware requirements for BitLocker Drive Encryption

Because BitLocker stores its own encryption and decryption key in a hardware device that is separate from your hard disk, you must have one of the following:

A computer with Trusted Platform Module (TPM), which is a special microchip in some newer computers that supports advanced security features. If your computer was manufactured with TPM version 1.2 or higher, BitLocker will store its key in the TPM.

A removable USB memory device, such as a USB flash drive. If your computer doesn?t have TPM version 1.2 or higher, BitLocker will store its key on the flash drive.

Some BitLocker features and settings can be enabled by Group Policy settings.

To turn on BitLocker Drive Encryption, your computer?s hard disk must:

Have at least two partitions. One partition must include the drive Windows is installed on. This is the drive that BitLocker will encrypt. The other partition is the active partition, which must remain unencrypted so that the computer can be started.

Be formatted with the NTFS file system.

Have a BIOS that is compatible with TPM and supports USB devices during computer startup. If this is not the case, you will need to update the BIOS before using BitLocker.For more information on updating your BIOS, see Update the BIOS for BitLocker Drive Encryption.

To find out if your computer has Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security hardware
Click to open BitLocker. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

If the TPM administration link appears in the left pane, your computer has the TPM security hardware. If this link is not present, you will need a removable USB memory device to turn on BitLocker and store the BitLocker startup key that you?ll need whenever you restart your computer.

In some cases, the computer?s BIOS might prevent the TPM administration link from appearing. If this link is not present, but you think your computer does have a TPM, check the information that came with your computer to make sure.

See also
Set up your hard disk for BitLocker Drive Encryption
Why Bitlocker Drive Encryption might block your computer from starting

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