Remember the old Classic Microsoft Solitaire card game from Windows XP and Windows 7? One of the most popular computer game from a long time. Well, now you can enjoy the same game on Windows 10 too.

Solitaire on W10

The history of this game takes us to Windows 3.0, the OS on which the game was released. After that the game got frequent updates with every new version of Windows till Windows 7.

The game was discontinued with the release of Windows 8 & Windows 10 and got replaced with the Windows Store App called as “Microsoft Solitaire Collection”.

This new app is free and includes some other card games too.

Still if you want to play the old classic card game from Windows XP, follow the guide given below.

Steps to bring old Classic Microsoft Solitaire game to Windows 10

Before we proceed, do you have access to any old PC running on Windows XP? It is required to extract game files to run it on Windows 10.

If you do not have one, you can use virtual machine to extract the required files.

Follow these steps when you are on a XP running machine or on a virtual machine:

  1. Open My Computer.
  2. Then open Local Disk (C:).mycomputer
  3. Open Windows Folder.
  4. Scroll down and open System32 folder.xp sys32
  5. Click on Search button and select All files and folders.
  6. Search for

    cards.dll, sol.exe

  7. Click on the Search button.xpsearch
  8. Copy the cards.dll and sol.exe files to a USB flash drive.
  9. Go to your Windows 10 PC, connect the flash drive with the files.
  10. Open This PC and then open Local Disk (C:).
  11. Make a new folder and name it as Solitaire.Solitaire Folder
  12. Open the flash drive and copy both the files to the folder you just created.files
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After the completion of these steps, double click on sol.exe file and start playing. Good news is that your game settings will be preserved.

You can also create a shortcut of sol.exe file to your desktop for a quicker access to the game.

You may be wondering that why we used Windows XP instead of Windows Vista or Windows 7. The answer is that the version of game available on both the OS’s doesn’t work easily on Windows 10.

Enjoy the Old Classic Game now and relive the old days.

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Source: Windows Central