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I loved playing Minesweeper in my spare time on Windows 7. I can't find it on Windows 8. What happened to Minesweeper and other Microsoft Games (Chess, Solitaire)?

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From the Start Screen

  • Click on the "Store" app tile
  • Click on "Top Free" selection enter image description here
  • Scroll along until you find Microsoft Solitaire Collection and Microsoft Minesweeper enter image description here
  • Install them
  • Play them

Then go back and check out a few of the others. The free Microsoft Mahjong is very colourful

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Crikey. My text only post has turned into a full multimedia experience in less than 30 minutes :-) – shunty Oct 29 '12 at 10:58
But the games are huge in size!! – pratnala Oct 31 '12 at 10:58

Chess Titans is gone. People have been able to copy it over though.

Below are the available games that have come with Windows is the past.

Microsoft Solitaire Collection

  • Solitaire
  • FreeCell (Windows 95)
  • Spider (Windows ME)
  • TriPeaks (Microsoft Windows Entertainment Pack)

Microsoft Minesweeper

Circa Windows 3

Pinball FX2

Preceeded by 3D Pinball for Windows - Space Cadet? (Microsoft Plus! 95)

Microsoft Mahjong

Was in the Microsoft Windows Entertainment Pack, came back as Mahjong Titans in Vista.

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+1 for bringing back memories. 3D Pinball :) – Rakib Ansary Oct 31 '12 at 9:27
Bring back Reversi from Windows 1.0... :P – Graham Wager Oct 31 '12 at 10:06

They are gone.

You can see the instructions on how ot get them from a previous version of Windows here:

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+1 What I was looking for, thanks a LOT. – Rakib Ansary Oct 31 '12 at 9:31

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