Free Download: “Classic” Windows Games – Hearts/Minesweeper/FreeCell etc

Like most people, you’re probably not a huge fan of the new ad-riddled Solitaire games that Microsoft included with Windows 10. Fortunately, a team of folks agreed with us and created something called “The Windows 7 Games for Windows 10” – which is exactly what it sounds like. Replicas of the games Hearts, Minesweeper, FreeCell, Solitaire, Mahjong, Internet Checkers and all your favorites, all for free.

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Head over to the game download page here. Download the .zip file, extract it and run the setup file. During the installation you’ll be provided with the option to choose which games you want to install. Simply remove the check mark from the box next to each game you don’t want to play.

Once the installation has completed you’ll find a new Games section in your Start Menu, with all of the newly installed Microsoft games.

That’s it – kiss your productivity goodbye! :) Update: Thanks to helpful reader Davin for his comment (see below). These games may be removed when you update Windows, so keep the installer file handy or bookmark the download page.

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  • Davin Peterson January 30, 2018, 10:09 am

    Please note that when you install a new build or feature update, Windows 10 will uninstall the games. Therefore, you will need to reinstall the games.

  • Ross McKillop January 30, 2018, 10:44 am

    Wow thanks for the tip @davinpeterson:disqus !

  • Jay October 15, 2018, 11:22 am

    Thank you for the download page. When I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 these standard programs have been uninstalled. But since I like to play FreeCell, I wanted the game again on Windows 10 – has worked – thanks for that :)

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