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Why doesn't Vista create shortcuts in Start menu?

Why doesn't Vista create shortcuts in Start menu?

I am using Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit) on a system with 64-bit processor. Whenever I install a PC game, Vista does not create any shortcuts or program folders in "Start Menu -> All Programs". I have to open the C:\Program Files (x86) and find the game folder, and create the shortcut manually. Any comments on this?

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Guest [Entry]

Games in Vista usually does not create game shortcuts on the start menu. The new thing is that they register themselves in the Games menu. You can find this by going to Start->Games and all your games should be listed there.
Guest [Entry]

"The game installer is probably looking for the wrong shortcuts directory.

In XP this was: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Start Menu
In Vista this is: C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

The directory is probably wrongly hard-coded in the installer. It should rather have retrieved it using the Windows API.

However, the shortcuts can probably still be found in the old XP directory. Just move them to the right Vista directory."