Microsoft Solitaire has been part of the Windows operating system for over 25 years and is probably one of the most played PCs games ever. While Microsoft has done away with the classic Solitaire game in Windows 10 (see how to get Windows 7 games in Windows 10), the modern version of the Microsoft Solitaire Collection offered in Windows 10 is equally good.
The Microsoft Solitaire Collection game in Windows 10 includes a total of five different card games: Klondike, Spider, FreeCell, TriPeaks, and Pyramid.
If you are experiencing issues with one of the games of Solitaire Collection or if Microsoft Solitaire Collection is not opening in Windows 10, you can reinstall the Microsoft Solitaire Collection game to address the issue.
In the early version of Windows 10, reinstalling Microsoft Solitaire Collection is not an easy job as the game can’t be uninstalled like other third-party apps. Since it’s part of the default apps in Windows 10, the game could only be uninstalled either via Command Prompt or a third-party program. Luckily, in the recent versions of Windows 10, Microsoft has made it possible to uninstall the Solitaire via the Settings app.
The following are the two methods to reinstall the Microsoft Solitaire Collection game in Windows 10.
Tip: Before reinstalling, you can try resetting Microsoft Solitaire Collection to resolve the issue.
Method 1 of 3
Reinstall Microsoft Solitaire Collection game via Settings
Step 1: Open the Settings app. Go to Apps > Apps & features page.
Step 2: Look for the Microsoft Solitaire Collection entry. Click on it to reveal the hidden Uninstall button. Click on the Uninstall button.
Step 3: When you see the confirmation prompt, click the Uninstall button.
Step 4: Once Solitaire is uninstalled, open up the Store app, search for Microsoft Solitaire Collection, and then install the same.
Method 2 of 3
Reinstall Microsoft Solitaire Collection using Command Prompt
Step 1: Open Windows PowerShell as an administrator. To do so, type Windows PowerShell in the Start menu or the taskbar search box to see Windows PowerShell in search results, right-click on Windows PowerShell, and then click the Run as administrator option.
Step 2: In PowerShell, type the following command and then press Enter key. You can also simply copy and paste the command. No need to type.
Get-AppxPackage *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage
After entering the command, press Enter key to uninstall and remove Microsoft Solitaire Collection from your Windows 10 PC. Once the command is successfully executed, you may close the PowerShell window.
Microsoft Solitaire Collection should not appear in the Start menu or other areas now.
Step 3: Close all running programs and reboot your PC once.
Step 4: Open the Store app, type Microsoft Solitaire Collection in the Store search box and then press Enter key to see the Microsoft Solitaire Collection game in the search results.
Step 5: Click on Microsoft Solitaire Collection tile to visit its official page on the Store.
Step 6: Finally, click the Install button to download and install the game.
NOTE: This applies only to users using a local user account to sign in to Windows 10. The Windows Store requires you to sign in with a Microsoft account in order to download and install an app. When you are asked to sign in, please refer to our install games from Store without switching to Microsoft account guide to avoid accidentally switching your Windows 10 local user account to Microsoft account.
Step 7: Once installed, launch the game using the Start menu search box and then enjoy your game. That’s it!
Method 3 of 3
Reinstall Microsoft Solitaire Collection using CCleaner
If you are not familiar with PowerShell or if you’re getting an error while uninstalling Microsoft Solitaire Collection via PowerShell, you can use the popular CCleaner program to uninstall the Microsoft Solitaire Collection. Here is how to do that.
Step 1: Download and install the free version of CCleaner.
Step 2: Launch CCleaner, click Tools, and then click the Uninstall tab to view all installed apps and programs.
Step 3: Right-click on Microsoft Solitaire Collection, click Uninstall and then click the Ok button when you see the confirmation dialog.
Once uninstalled, restart your PC once.
Step 4: Finally, open the Store, search for Microsoft Solitaire Collection, and then install the same. As simple as that!
Let us know if you’re having any issues while reinstalling Microsoft Solitaire Collection in Windows 10.
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