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Add XP free cell to win 7

How do I add XP Free Cell to Windows 7
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  1. If you are using Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate, download the installers for Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode. This won't really "add" XP's Free Cell to 7, but it's about as close as you'll get.
  2. Free cell is build into Windows 7 as well, but you need to turn it on.

    Click on Windows(Start) Icon

    In the search box type:-

    OptionalFeatures

    Click on the Optiona Features

    Once it opens up, expand Games, then tick Free Cell

    Press ok, and restart system.
  3. ibnsina said:
    Free cell is build into Windows 7 as well, but you need to turn it on.

    Click on Windows(Start) Icon

    In the search box type:-

    OptionalFeatures

    Click on the Optiona Features

    Once it opens up, expand Games, then tick Free Cell

    Press ok, and restart system.

    As far as I can determine there are no Windows optional features in Windows 7. At least they do not show up when I click on the start button. They were in Vista however.
  4. They are there. You need to type in OptionalFeatures and then hit enter. No item will appear for you to click on in the start menu.
  5. Solitaire and Freecell are unusable on Windows 7 unless you have a card capable of running Aero.

    If you want the XP version to run on Windows 7, then what you need to do is to copy the "Freecell.exe" and "Cards.dll" files from the C:\Windows\System32 folder on your XP system to some other folder on your Windows 7 system. Put both files in the same folder, but don't put them into the System32 folder 'cause they'll wipe out the Windows 7 version of the program.

    To run the program, just double-click the "Freecell.exe" file. You can create a shortcut to the file on your desktop or pin the program to the taskbar or start menu.
  6. Thanks, ibnsina! I've looked all over for a solution, but didn't find one till I saw yours. Worked like a dream!
  7. I also find the windows 7 version is different and inferior to that on XP but being a complete computer nerd have no idea how to transfer it to my new computer without causing monumental stuff ups
  8. Kevin, it sounds like you need to do what I suggested in my previous post. Is there something about it that you don't understand?
  9. sminlal, thanks! Windows 7 version came up for me automatically, but it sucks. XP is much better.
  10. :wahoo:
    nmharleyrider said:
    As far as I can determine there are no Windows optional features in Windows 7. At least they do not show up when I click on the start button. They were in Vista however.

    Thank you so very much!
  11. Thanks! Worked perfectly. My wife is addicted to Freecell and I was afraid she wouldn't be able to play it on her new computer (thus not making her very happy). You saved the day!
  12. Thanks, this works great! I, too, am addicted to the old Freecell and hate the new one so this makes me very happy.
  13. hi there. I'm from the Philippines. i too love freecell and now thanks to you i can play with joy and ease. thanks for the tip on how to transfer the old xp version of the game and make it run with windows 7. you are a genius. rgjazziz
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