Download Classic Solitaire, Hearts and Mine Sweeper for Windows 10 - Free

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Infopackets Reader Steve C. writes:

" Dear Dennis,

Thanks again for your wonderful website and for the ongoing coverage on Windows 10. I was wondering if you could tell me where is the Solitaire and other games for Windows 10? I use to play Solitaire for Windows 7, including Hearts, Spider Solitaire, and Minesweeper but I cannot find them in Windows 10. The only alternative I've seen is to pay for them. Why would Microsoft get rid of Solitaire and these other great games after including them for so long? I hope you can help! "

My response:

In Windows 10 if you want to access the Solitaire, you can click Start and type in "solitaire" and it should come up with the "microsoft solitaire collection", which is attached to the Windows Store and Xbox Live, and will ask you to sign in with your Microsoft account.

As for the other games, including: Chess Titans, FreeCell, Hearts, Mahjong Titans, Minesweeper, Purble Place, Spider Solitaire, Internet Backgammon, Internet Checkers, and Internet Spades, those are no longer part of Windows 8 and 10.

Download Solitaire for Windows 10 (and more)

With that said, I did manage to find a link to download all the above classic games (including Solitaire) in a single package. I should mention that I believe these games are copyrighted by Microsoft and that they've been modified to work with Windows 8 and 10. I did download the file and tried them on my Windows 10 Pro system and it worked flawlessly. In fact, they look and act just like the ones that came with Windows 7.

Here's the link:

http://winaero.com/download.php?view.1836

The link to download is just above the 'donate' button on the page.

Enjoy.

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