How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask IT Miro Your Own Question
IT Miro
IT Miro, Computer Scientist
Category: Computer
Satisfied Customers: 3140
Experience:  Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Microsoft Certified Professional
Type Your Computer Question Here...
IT Miro is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Have just replaced my laptop and it comes with Windows 8.

This answer was rated:

Have just replaced my laptop and it comes with Windows 8. Require the old Solitair game I had on Windows 7. Is this available please

Hello! I am IT Miro and I will assist you on this question.

The original games that were included in previous versions of Windows are no longer included in Windows 8. However, if you would like to play Solitaire, you can install Microsoft Solitaire Collection. It is a newer version of Solitaire.

You can download and install Microsoft Solitaire Collection by clicking on THIS LINK. After the installation, Microsoft Solitaire Collection will appear on the Start screen.

IT Miro
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

This no good to me and my friends. Will have to go to other computer software firms. Please return my deposit as answer no good

So you would like to play the old Solitaire game, not a newer version?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

YES !!!

I understand. Even though it is not supported by Windows 8, let me check what I can do about it...

Customer: replied 3 years ago.


I may have found a way.

To confirm, you want to play this Solitaire? (see the picture below)

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes please

OK. I will post the results in about 20-30 minutes.

I just want to let you know that it will take a little longer that I expected. Once I finish, I will provide a download link where you can download old Solitaire.

Thanks for the patience!
IT Miro
OK, thanks for waiting!

Good news! I was successful in modifying 4 Windows 7 card games:
- FreeCell
- Hearts
- Solitaire
- SpiderSolitaire

They can be run successfully on Windows 8.

Please click on THIS LINK to download a file named Windows 7 Solitaire. When downloaded, run it and then click the Extract button. Within several seconds, the games will install on your Windows 8 computer.

To run them, please go to this location:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games

You can open any folder and navigate there.

You can then create shortcut for each game and put it to desktop so that you can easily start your favorite card games - Solitaire.

Have fun!

IT Miro
IT Miro and other Computer Specialists are ready to help you