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Should I remove Microsoft Games for Windows 8 x64?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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United States Rank #10,550
Reach 0.0297%


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Microsoft Games for Windows 8 x64

What is Microsoft Games for Windows 8 x64?

Games for Windows – Live is an online gaming service for Games for Windows-branded PC titles. It enables Windows PCs to connect to the Live service, which will eventually include other devices including Windows Phone. Users, each with a unique Gamertag, the Microsoft username service for gaming that began with the Xbox Live, are able to play online, keep track of their friends' status, send and receive messages, gain and keep track of Achievements and associated Gamerscore, voice chat across platforms, and much more.


The main program executable is uninst-win7games.exe. The software installer includes 26 files and is usually about 90.17 MB (94,551,924 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.microsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{B6047A78-062F-4C6F-A82D-B94DAF72FB73}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 90.17 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Games for Windows 8 x64

Program executable:uninst-win7games.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\uninst-win7games.exe
Additional files:
  • SpiderSolitaire.exe - Executable for Spider Solitaire Game
  • MoreGames.dll - Game Definition File for More Games
  • Mahjong.exe - Executable for Mahjong Titans Game
  • bckgRes.dll - Internet Backgammon Resource DLL
  • PurblePlace.exe - Executable for Purble Place Game
  • d3dx9_39.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows®
  • MineSweeper.exe - Executable for Minesweeper Game
  • ChkrRes.dll - Internet Checkers Resource DLL
  • Solitaire.exe - Executable for Solitaire Game
  • FreeCell.exe - Executable for FreeCell Game
  • ShvlRes.dll - Internet Spades Resource DLL
  • Hearts.exe - Executable for Hearts Game
  • Chess.exe - Executable for Chess Game
  • Chkr.dll - Zone Game DLL - Checkers
  • bckg.dll - Zone Backgammon Client
  • Shvl.dll - Zone Game DLL - Spades
  • HoldEm.exe - Hold 'em Application
  • bckgzm.exe - Internet Backgammon
  • chkrzm.exe - Internet Checkers
  • shvlzm.exe - Internet Spades
  • Mahjong.dll - MahjongTitans (MahjongTitans Resources)
  • Chess.dll - Chess Titans (Chess Titans Resources)
  • PurblePlace.dll - Purble Place (Purble Place Resources)
  • PurblePlace2.dll
  • MineSweeper.dll - Minesweeper (Minesweeper Resources)
  • CardGames.dll - CardGames (CardGames Resources)

How do I remove Microsoft Games for Windows 8 x64?

You can uninstall Microsoft Games for Windows 8 x64 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Microsoft Games for Windows 8 x64, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Microsoft Games for Windows 8 x64.

Win 10 98%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 97.95%
Windows 7 2.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 25.04%
Windows 10 Pro 15.95%
Windows 8.1 14.24%
Windows 8.1 Pro 14.24%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 6.52%
Windows 8 Pro 4.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.77%
  United Kingdom 7.11%
  Germany 6.35%
  Canada 3.93%
  France 3.33%
  Russia 3.33%
  Australia 2.42%
  Netherlands 2.42%
  Iran 2.27%
  Italy 1.97%
  Romania 1.21%
  Sweden 1.06%
  Austria 0.91%
  MA 0.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.45%
Dell 20.99%
Acer 17.20%
ASUS 13.70%
Lenovo 8.75%
Toshiba 3.79%
MSI 2.62%
Samsung 2.04%
Intel 1.75%
Apple 0.87%
Medion 0.87%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.16%
Dell Inspiron 3551 3.79%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. CR65... 3.32%
BIOSTAR Group G31D-M7 2.37%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.37%
LENOVO 10150 2.37%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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