When Microsoft released Windows 8, a lot of users were disappointed with the lack of built-in games. Microsoft did release a collection of modern Xbox card games based on the classic Microsoft Solitaire and Freecell. However, a lot of people weren’t impressed with the deep integration with Xbox and the online gameplay. The Microsoft Solitaire Collection stills exist in Windows 10, and it is possible to install the Windows 7 Game Space Cadet Pinball on Windows 10 however, if you’re like me and enjoy the classic old school card games and others like Minesweeper, Mahjong Titans, and Purble Place, we have an unofficial third-party solution for you.
Install Classic Windows 7 Games on Windows 10
- Download Windows 7 Games for Windows 10, extract the zip file and launch Win7GamesForWin10-Setup.exe to start the install wizard.
- Choose from the list of games you would like to install on your system.
- After installation is complete, click Start and then navigate to All Apps > Games to find what you just installed.
Which Windows 7 Games are Included?
With the latest version of the file, the following Windows 7 games will be installed:
- Purple Place
- Internet Games (Tested 12/24/2020 – Internet Games do not appear to be working any longer.)
- Internet Backgammon
- Internet Checkers
- Internet Spades
Now back to my favorite game, Solitaire!
By the way, we tested this out on the latest Windows 10 Version 2004 (OS Build 19041.685). As of December 24, 2020, it’s still working with the exception of the Internet Game and it works on Windows 8, too.