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a b $ Windows 7
October 31, 2009 4:46:21 AM

How do I add XP Free Cell to Windows 7

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a c 215 $ Windows 7
October 31, 2009 4:49:49 AM

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.
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a b $ Windows 7
October 31, 2009 7:59:46 PM

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.
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November 21, 2009 9:34:57 PM

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.
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a c 215 $ Windows 7
November 21, 2009 9:57:10 PM

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.
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a c 209 $ Windows 7
November 22, 2009 2:38:37 PM

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.
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December 27, 2009 9:56:47 PM

Thanks, ibnsina! I've looked all over for a solution, but didn't find one till I saw yours. Worked like a dream!

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January 18, 2010 3:59:14 AM

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
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a c 209 $ Windows 7
January 18, 2010 4:56:54 AM

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?
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January 21, 2010 9:19:59 PM

sminlal, thanks! Windows 7 version came up for me automatically, but it sucks. XP is much better.
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January 23, 2010 3:41:42 AM

: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!
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February 14, 2010 11:03:47 AM

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!
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March 1, 2010 3:49:33 AM

Thanks, this works great! I, too, am addicted to the old Freecell and hate the new one so this makes me very happy.
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April 4, 2010 7:11:09 AM

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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a c 215 $ Windows 7
April 4, 2010 7:30:40 AM

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