Mar 132008

This section will show you how to get the games such as Solitaire, Minesweeper, Pinball, and all the Internet games installed on Windows Server 2003. You will need your Windows Server 2003 CD and your Windows XP CD to do this.

Let’s download the package of inf and dll files to make it work from the following link

Download the file

Extract the zipped file to wherever you like and follow these steps

Copy all the DLLs to C:\Windows\System32\Setup\

Copy all the INFs to C:\Windows\Inf\

We now want to add a couple of lines to the sysoc.inf file.

Go to Start -> Run -> and type in C:\Windows\Inf\sysoc.inf press enter.

sysoc.inf should now open in Notepad, then paste in the following


Save and exit the file

Now we want to install the games for this you need to insert your Windows Server 2003 CD, and go to Start -> Control Panel -> Add or Remove Programs -> Add/Remove Windows Components -> double click on Accessories and Utilities -> and then make sure Games is checkboxed and click on OK.

When you’re prompted for a CD called Unknown then take out your Windows Server 2003 CD and replace it with your Windows XP CD, and click on OK again. Make sure all throughout the process that its pointing to the /i386 directory on both CDs to ensure an error free installation. Also remember to replace C:\WINDOWS with your drive and WINDOWS folder name where applicable for this tutorial.

That’s it! Now the games are now installed, and you can access it by going to Start -> Programs -> Games

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  2 Responses to “How to Install Windows XP Games on Windows Server 2003”

  1. Can I use the zip file to install the games pack on to a computer running a”lite” version of XP.In other words,games were removed from this version and I want to put them back.Thx.

  2. THANKS YOU VERY MUCH. I’ve searched for this info in 5 hours. And you’re the only one who helped me! Thanks!

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