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Where is Spider Solitaire Installed in Windows 8?

Reader Question:
“Hi Wally, I used to be playing Solitaire game on my PC when I was using Windows xp and 7. I tried looking for it but I can’t find it. I’m looking in Windows 8. Any ideas?” – Crystal S., USA

Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (WinThruster for Win7, XP, Vista – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.

Setting up weekly (or daily) automatic scans will help prevent system problems and keep your PC running fast and trouble-free.

Wally’s Answer: Ah classic Windows games. It can be hard to believe how these simple games have a devoted following behind them after years of procrastination. These games have made a special place in the hearts of many older PC users.

Therefore, it might come as a surprise to many long time Windows users to hear that Microsoft decided not to include Solitaire and other classic games with Windows 8. Don’t worry though. Microsoft made them available and they’re still Free.

Problem

User not able to find Solitaire in Windows 8

Windows 10 -- Solitaire - Cover - Windows Wally

Cause

Microsoft decided to release modern versions of the games in the Windows Store instead.

Solution

Here is how you can get the Solitaire collection and other classic Windows games in Windows 8

Where Can I Download Solitaire For Windows 8?

You can download Solitaire for Windows 8 by clicking here.

A Trip Down Memory Lane,

Nostalgia for Classic Windows Games

To many Windows users, games like Solitaire hold a special place in our past. Many of us remember going to

Start > Programs> Accessories > Games

and finding those old Windows games. They seem to always be there for us, and these are some of the first PC games that many Windows 95 and Windows 98 users remember. They’re like Mario 2 and Duck Hunt for PC users.

Windows 10 -- Solitaire - Meme - Windows Wally

(Solitaire Meme from Reddit)

Image: [CC BY 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons

Is Your PC Healthy?

I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry.

Happy Computing! :)

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Windows Wally is a helpful guy. It’s just in his nature. It’s why he started a blog in the first place. He heard over and over how hard it was to find simple, plain-English solutions to Windows troubleshooting problems on the Internet. Enter: Windows Wally. Ask away, and he will answer.