How to get back the classic Solitaire and Minesweeper on Windows 10

Windows 10 came along a with a whole new set of improvements, but when it came to retaining the classics, it did take a step back. Referring to the classic Windows games from back in the day! For some reason, Microsoft discontinued the classic games that most of us loved to waste time on. Of course, two of those games which rule above all are Classic Solitaire and Minesweeper. Many of us certainly want to get back the classic Solitaire and Minesweeper on Windows 10 back.

Solitaire and Minesweeper on Windows 10

Microsoft did add the new version of Solitaire, which is quite impressive to look at, but it does lack the classic quality which made the original incredibly popular. And yes, there was something insanely addictive about Minesweeper, rigorously trying to reveal those little squares without blowing up oneself was something we could continue doing without any breaks.

Do you miss the classic games from the Windows 7 era? The ones which didn’t have annoying ads popping up and didn’t demand $10/year to remove ads (unlike the Windows 10 recent versions)? The good news is, you can get back your favorite classic Windows games like Solitaire and Minesweeper on Windows 10.

Get back classic Solitaire & Minesweeper on Windows 10

Here’s how you can get the classics games back:

One of the most reliable, easiest and fastest way to get these classic games is to get them from Archive.org. This link has the 32-bit version of the Best of Windows Entertainment Pack. It includes several classic games such as Cruel, FreeCell, Golf, Pegged, Reversi, Snake, Solitaire, Taipei, Tictactics, and Minesweeper.

On this link, you will see the download options. Click on the ‘Show All’ tab.

Solitaire and Minesweeper on Windows 10

The ‘Show All’ tab opens a list of classic apps which can be downloaded on your Windows 10 PC.

Solitaire and Minesweeper on Windows 10

To download Solitaire and Minesweeper on Windows 10, click on ‘sol.exe’ and ‘winmine.exe’ files. You can now play your favorite games of Solitaire and Minesweeper on Windows 10 PC.

Solitaire and Minesweeper on Windows 10

Every time you wish to play these games, click on their icons and enjoy the play!

Well, there are much better and up-to-date modern versions of Solitaire and Minesweeper on Windows existing in the Microsoft Store, but the real temptation of these games is the nostalgia, isn’t it? So Happy Playing!

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Ankit Gupta is a writer by profession and has more than 7 years of global writing experience on technology and other areas. He follows technological developments and likes to write about Windows & IT security. He has a deep liking for wild life and has written a book on Top Tiger Parks of India.

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