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Vista Game Explorer does not open.

Hey,
I've got a problem with the Game Explorer in Vista. When I click the "Games" button in the start menu, an empty window opens, and after a second closes. That would be my game explorer. I don't know what causes the problem, because the only thing I did before experiencing the problem was to uninstall a few problems from my computer. I should notice that one of these programs was the IE8Beta2 English. I uninstalled it to install the hungarian version of it.
I've already tried some solutions, but none of it worked:
1. Reseting the Folder View options-did nothing
2. Re-register the gameux.dll-everything is the same
3. Using System restore. Irestored my computer to the state before the uninstallings.-did nothing too.

So what sould I do? I really don't want to reinstall my windows.
Thanks,
Gábor Szomabthelyi from Budapest

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http://www.vistax64.com/attachments/tutorials/6512d1221291590-game-shortcut-links-games-explorer-do-not-work-shortcut_lnk_fix.reg

1. download the Shortcut_lnk_Fix.reg file.
2. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.
3. Right click on the .reg file (on Desktop) and click on Merge.
4. Click on the Run button for Security Warning pop-up.
5. Click on Continue (UAC), Yes, and then OK when prompted.
6. Logoff and logon, or restart the Computer to apply the changes.
7. When done, you can delete the .reg file (on Desktop) if you like.
OR


1. Open the Start Menu.
2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter.
3. Click the Continue button for the UAC prompt.
4. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below)
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile
NOTE: The first letter of lnkfile is a L.

Vista Game Explorer does not open. - 6514d1221292733-game-shortcut-links-games-explorer-do-not-work-reg1.jpg

5. In the right pane, right click on a empty area and click on New and String Value. (See screenshot above)
6. Type IsShortcut and press Enter. (See screenshot below)



7. Close regedit.
8. Logoff and logon, or restart the computer to apply the changes.

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• Windows(R) XP, x64 or 2000 with latest service pack installed or Windows Vista(TM)
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• Pentium(R) 4, 1.7 GHz or equivalent processor (2.2 GHz for Windows Vista(TM))
• 512 MB of RAM or more (1 GB for Windows Vista(TM))
• 64 MB GeForce(R) 4 Ti or Radeon(R) 9000 video card (GeForce(R) 6600 or Radeon(R) 9800 video card or equivalent for Windows Vista(TM))
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ATI(R)

Radeon(R) 9000* Series
Radeon(R) 9500* Series
Radeon(R) 9600* Series
Radeon(R) 9700* Series
Radeon(R) 9800 Series
Radeon(R) X600 Series
Radeon(R) X700 Series
Radeon(R) X800 Series
Radeon(R) X850 Series
Radeon(R) X1300 Series
Radeon(R) X1600 Series
Radeon(R) X1800 Series
Radeon(R) X1900 Series
Radeon(R) X1950 Series
Radeon(R) 2600 Series
Radeon(R) 2900** Series

* Not supported while using Windows Vista(TM).
Also, the Radeon® 9000 is not supported if using an AMD® processor.
** Not supported while using Windows(R) 2000.

Catalyst(TM) Drivers 6.2 (Windows(R) 2000)
Catalyst(TM) Drivers 6.11 (Windows(R) XP) or 6.2 (Windows(R) 2000) – ATI Radeon 9250 Series and below
Catalyst(TM) Drivers 7.8 (Windows(R) XP and Windows Vista(TM)) – ATI Radeon 9500 Series and above

NVIDIA(R)

GeForce(R) 4 Ti Series
GeForce(R) FX 5900* Series
GeForce(R) 6600 Series
GeForce(R) 6800 Series
GeForce(R) 7800 Series
GeForce(R) 7900 Series
GeForce(R) 8400 Series
GeForce(R) 8500 Series
GeForce(R) 8600 Series
GeForce(R) 8800 Series

*Not supported while using Windows Vista(TM)

Tested with:
ForceWare(TM) Drivers 93.71 (Windows(R) 2000/XP) – NVIDIA GeForce 4 Ti Series (not supported on Windows Vista(TM))
ForceWare(TM) Drivers 96.85 (Windows Vista(TM)) or 162.18 (Windows(R) 2000/XP) – NVIDIA FX Series
ForceWare(TM) Drivers 162.18 (Windows(R) 2000/XP) or 162.22 (Windows Vista(TM)) – NVIDIA GeForce 6600 Series and above

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NVIDIA XP: 163.71
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Please note that attempting to play the game using video hardware that is
not listed here may result in reduced performance, graphical anomalies,
or both.
Please let me know if these work for you,
Thanks

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