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Removing Games from Windows 2000 Components

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I have only one system that I can not remove the games from, having removed them from over 30 PC's.  I have edited the Sysoc file and removed the word "hide"from this PC and also the "old base components" line does not exist on this PC. I am ready to wipe the drive at this point but that is not an option. OS is WIN2K SP4 with all updates. HELP!!!

Thanks in advance
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Have you tried through start-control panel-add/remove programs-add/remove windows components?
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I am not familiar with removing them after installation, but you can add a line to your answer file in an unattended installation to instruct Windows to not install the games.
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hehewithbrackets,
     Add/remove components is exactly the problem. The sysoc.inf file controls what is available in this. Standard install of WIN2k hides this. I removed the word hide as I have always done and still to no avail. Thanks for trying. I may just wipe the OS and start over but really, really hate to do that. Maybe we will just fire the guy playing games... Thanks again.

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It worked for me when I had some problems with Adding and remooving programs through control panel
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As netnub stated earlier, the built-in games are not available to add/remove by default.
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But you can try to remove them through the registry.
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Were you able to remove the games?
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