Where is Microsoft Tinker ?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by Alan Peng, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Alan Peng

    Alan Peng Guest


    I just used Windows Update to install Microsoft Tinker on my Vista
    Ultimate x64.
    Everything went OK.
    However, I couldn't find it anywhere to play with it.

    Anything wrong, please ?

    Alan Peng, Sep 28, 2008
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  2. Alan Peng

    Brink Guest

    Hello Alan,

    It should have been added to the Games Explorer window in the Start
    Menu. This tutoriral will help show you this location if needed.

    'Games Explorer Link - Fix'

    Hope this helps,


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    Brink, Sep 28, 2008
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    Katy Pluta Guest

    Did you check in Games Explorer?
    Katy Pluta, Sep 28, 2008
  4. Check in the Start > All Programs > Games > Microsoft Tinker. Or in the
    Games Explorer. If it's not there, try the Windows Updates again and see if
    it shows up. It may not have installed correctly.
    Dustin Harper, Oct 3, 2008
  5. Alan Peng

    peterrhe Guest

    I had the same problem and resolved it by installing all available
    Ultimate Extras. I hope that this helps.
    peterrhe, Oct 7, 2008
  6. Alan Peng

    rive0108 Guest

    The Games folder for Tinker can also be found under 'Program Files(x86)


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    rive0108, Oct 12, 2008
  7. Alan Peng

    Robo73 Guest

    Ok Guys I had the same problem - Installed Tinker from updates did no
    appear in C:\Program Files\Microsoft games\Tinke
    This is what I di

    1. Downloaded the cab fil

    The x86 link is


    The link for x64 version of game


    2. Expanded the cab fil


    expand -F:

    3. Created the following directory structur

    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Tinke
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Tinker\en-U

    4. Copied the MUI file from the expanded folders to the \Tinker\en-U


    5. Copied the files in the following expanded folder to the \Tinke


    6. Double clicked on the Tinker.exe file in the C:\Progra
    Files\Microsoft Games\Tinker folder to run the gam

    Hope this help
    Robo73, Feb 12, 2009
  8. Alan Peng

    Shiaoran Guest

    It says it wasn't possible to open the file...
    Shiaoran, Feb 16, 2009
  9. Alan Peng

    MDOC Guest

    Here's an example Tinker game (level 16) with solution in WMV format.
    Use WMP to run it. Very nice game

    |Filename: Set_01_Level_16_2009_2_24_15_31_10.zip
    |Download: http://www.vistax64.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10385
    MDOC, Feb 24, 2009
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