by John Smith | June 12, 2017 7:06 AM
The Solitaire card game has been available in Windows since the day one, and it ranks among the most popular games on your computer. In Windows 10, Microsoft removed the classic Solitaire card game and put it in the Windows Store.
The Solitaire card game is now a part of the Microsoft Solitaire Collection app, which can be downloaded for free from the Windows Store. However, the app includes annoying advertisements that can be removed if you decide to pay some cash.
Fortunately, there is a simple way to bring back the classic Solitaire card game to Windows 10. All it takes is using a computer running Windows XP.
In this step-by-step guide, we will run you through the steps to bring back the classic Solitaire card game to Windows 10. Before proceeding, note that if you don’t have a Windows XP-powered computer, you can create a virtual machine to extract the game files.
Step 1: First off, go to a computer running Windows XP and open Windows Explorer to proceed
Step 2: Once you are done, you simply need to click on My Computer from the left side. After that, perform a double-click on Local Disk (C:) and move to the next step
Step 3: Here, you need to double-click the Windows folder and select System32 folder
Step 4: Click the Search button at the top of the System 32 window and select All files and folders from the left column
Step 5: From the Search box, you simply need to enter the following file names: cards.dll, sol.exe and hit the Search button at the bottom to proceed
Step 6: Next up, you simply need to copy the cards.dll and sol.exe files from the right side of the Search window and paste them into a USB flash drive
Step 7: Once you are done, head to your computer running Windows 10 and connect it to the USB flash drive that contains your game files
Step 8: You now need to open File Explorer on Windows 10 and perform a double-click on Local Disk (C:). After that, right click anywhere on the screen, select New and then select New Folder
Step 9: Once you are done, enter the name for your folder. After that, open the USB flash drive and copy your files into your newly-created folder
Step 10: To play the Solitaire card game, you simply need to double-click the sol.exe file.
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