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Removing the default games from Windows

Whether you want more hard disk space or you're an employer looking to remove unnecessary software from office computers, follow these steps to remove the default games.

Windows 7 comes preloaded with a few classic games that some find great for passing the time. For those who don't enjoy these games, though, all they end up doing is taking up (sometimes very valuable) hard-drive space. Wouldn't it be great if you could remove them, and get them back whenever you wanted?

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Step 1: Open the Windows Control Panel. This can be found in the Start Menu on the right side.

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Step 2: Under the Programs heading of the main page, click on Uninstall a Program.

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Step 3: On the left side of this window, click on the link titled Turn Windows features on or off.

Step 4: Once this window finishes loading (it may take a while), remove the check from the box next to Games (you can also expand the tree and remove individual games if you'd like).

Steps 4 and 5. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma

Step 5: Click OK to complete the process.

After the process completes itself the standard Windows games will be removed from your system, earning you some extra hard-drive space and fewer distractions from work.