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Can I copy solitaire xp to win 7

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January 6, 2010 8:18:25 PM

My wife, the solitaire queen, hates the solitaire version in win7. She loves the version in Windows XP. Is there some way to copy it from my XP Laptop to my Win7 Desktop? Thanks. Rich

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a c 209 $ Windows 7
January 6, 2010 9:00:41 PM

Copy the "Sol.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 "Sol.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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January 7, 2010 6:18:29 AM

you "may" have to register that dll file, not sure.
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a c 209 $ Windows 7
January 7, 2010 6:28:59 AM

Nope, registration not required, just copy them and make sure they're both in the same directory. The Solitaire included in Windows XP is a very old program that had it's start way before the COM days...
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January 7, 2010 9:28:57 AM

sminlal said:
Copy the "Sol.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 "Sol.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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Thanks a million. Easy and worked perfectly. Registration of the DLL file wasn't necessary but thanks anyway boonality.
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January 8, 2010 6:20:43 AM

Good deal, I wasn't sure. I just thought I would throw that out there just in case.
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January 29, 2010 3:38:42 PM

I have copied the file spider solitaire from xp to 7 and it has loaded and works but no sound!
I like the clicking sound of the cards
Any ideas would be appreciated.
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February 2, 2010 4:11:59 AM

I have the same problem and would love to hear from someone who knows how to fix it, Thanks.
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a c 209 $ Windows 7
February 2, 2010 5:39:29 AM

I copied the Spider.exe and Cards.dll files to a directory on my Windows 7 system and when I ran Spider.exe it gave me the "machine-gun" sound when dealing the cards.

Have you checked the game options to ensure that sounds are turned on?
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May 30, 2010 4:16:15 PM

sminlal said:
Nope, registration not required, just copy them and make sure they're both in the same directory. The Solitaire included in Windows XP is a very old program that had it's start way before the COM days...

I ran system 32 as you said and found cards.dll ok, however i only found Sol, could not find Sol.exe is the system. I am using XP Pro on a dell desktop and want to put Solitaire on a HP laptop with Win 7
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a c 209 $ Windows 7
May 30, 2010 6:18:49 PM

tsmith777 said:
I ran system 32 as you said and found cards.dll ok, however i only found Sol, could not find Sol.exe is the system. I am using XP Pro on a dell desktop and want to put Solitaire on a HP laptop with Win 7

Does the "sol" file show "Application" in the "Type" column and have an icon that looks like some playing cards sticking out of the top of the playing card box? If so, it's the right file.

I'm thinking that you might have Explorer set to hide file extensions like ".exe" in the file name. In the Explorer menu bar, go to "Tools -> Folder Options", then click the "View" tab, and near the bottom of the first page of options will be "Hide extensions for known file types". Make sure that option is UNchecked if you want to see the file types as part of the file name.
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May 30, 2010 8:36:19 PM

sminlal said:
Does the "sol" file show "Application" in the "Type" column and have an icon that looks like some playing cards sticking out of the top of the playing card box? If so, it's the right file.

I'm thinking that you might have Explorer set to hide file extensions like ".exe" in the file name. In the Explorer menu bar, go to "Tools -> Folder Options", then click the "View" tab, and near the bottom of the first page of options will be "Hide extensions for known file types". Make sure that option is UNchecked if you want to see the file types as part of the file name.


No, Application does not show in the type column
Yes, Hide extensions was checked, I Unchecked it and restarted the computer, still no Sol.exe
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a c 209 $ Windows 7
May 30, 2010 9:37:54 PM

You're looking on your Windows XP system, and you're looking in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, right?

Can run actually run Solitaire? For example, if you click Start -> Run and type in "sol", does the program start up?

If so, it must be in there somewhere. Try searching the C:\ and all subfolders for sol.exe...
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May 30, 2010 10:17:42 PM

sminlal said:
You're looking on your Windows XP system, and you're looking in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, right?

Can run actually run Solitaire? For example, if you click Start -> Run and type in "sol", does the program start up?

If so, it must be in there somewhere. Try searching the C:\ and all subfolders for sol.exe...


Yes I am using the XP System
When I clicked run and sol the solitaire came does come up, however when I searched C:\ sol.exe cannot find it. The solitaire Icon is there and when I click on it the game comes up, but when I send it to the Flash Drive and then plug it into the Win 7 machine it says cannot open because cads.dll is missing, however I cannot install cards.dll into the win 7 machine
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May 30, 2010 10:46:39 PM

I have no idea what happened but I moved the solitaire icon from the flash drive to the win 7 computer which I have done at least 9 or 10 times in the last two days, however this time when I moved it, SOLITAIRE actually works on the win 7 computer.
GO Figure
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July 28, 2012 2:38:00 PM

Richosh said:
My wife, the solitaire queen, hates the solitaire version in win7. She loves the version in Windows XP. Is there some way to copy it from my XP Laptop to my Win7 Desktop? Thanks. Rich



The answer is very simple: just copy 2 files: sol.exe and cards.dll from Windows XP computer from Windows\System32 directory to any disk and directory on Windows 7 computer.
The same as your wife I like old Solitaire.
Mikle
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July 30, 2012 6:15:50 PM

is the dll portion of the process absolutely necessary or can solitaire function with the sol.exe portion alone?

Thanks,

-Brooks
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December 29, 2012 12:49:36 AM

PBWILSON3 said:
is the dll portion of the process absolutely necessary or can solitaire function with the sol.exe portion alone?

Thanks,

-Brooks



Yes. You need the cards.dll file or the solitaire game will not work.

Unfortunately I found this out the hard way :(  ... Can someone send me a copy of their file? Or tell me a safe place on the web to find one?

Thanks! :) 
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