How to download original Microsoft FreeCell for Windows 10

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In the midst of criticism of Windows 10, there’s a place for the sacrilegious approach to classic card games.

The gold classics which reached their peak on Windows 7 were removed and replaced by the subpar UWP apps. Including the fan-favorite FreeCell which was the important piece of gaming relief since Windows 95.

This injustice has a convenient fix and today we offer you the way to get your original Microsoft FreeCell on Windows 10.

How can I download and install original FreeCell for Windows 10?

Microsoft FreeCell is one of those original and timeless Windows Solitaire card games. The FreeCell is another variation of solitaire concept, based on the card game which consists of a standard 52-card deck.

The game was vastly popularized in Windows 95, and, to date, is one of the most widespread card-based games on all Windows iterations.

However, Microsoft with its dubious moves struck again. They removed the original FreeCell back on Windows 8 and the same approach took place on Windows 10.

Somehow making it even worse in the process. They removed the Windows 7-like built-in FreeCell and incorporated Solitaire Collection as a UWP app.

Due to adware/bloatware nature of this application, it’s safe to say that Windows 10 FreeCell haven’t met the expectations.

Forcing users to use Microsoft Store apps exclusively isn’t exactly the brightest idea. Especially with the inclusion of 30-seconds-long video ads.


If you’re also looking for the best Hearts and Spades games to play on Windows 10, check out this list with our top picks.


Windows 7 FreeCell in Windows 10? Here’s how to make it work

Now, luckily, there are various alternatives to pre-installed Microsoft Solitaire Collection and the revamped FreeCell which is the part of the pack.

For starters, avoid the pre-installed game and even the UWP alternatives provided by the third-party developers. Most of them are bloated. Rather, some good guys from WinAero made the Windows 7 classic games available on Windows 10.

Here’s how to install and run Windows 7 classic games on Windows 10, including good old original FreeCell:

  1. Download the zip file of the “Windows 7 games for Windows 10“, here.
  2. Extract the installer with WinRar or 7-Zip.download original freecell for windows 10
  3. Run the installer as an administrator.download original freecell for windows 10
  4. Follow the instructions and choose what Windows 7 classics you want to install.download original freecell for windows 10
  5. After the installation ends, open Start.
  6. Locate Games and expand this section.download original freecell for windows 10
  7. Choose FreeCell and run it.

Microsoft Solitaire Collection won’t start on Windows 10? Don’t worry, we’ve got the right solution for you.


That’s it. Now you can enjoy the original FreeCell without needs to meddle with the Windows 10 iteration of the classic game.

In case you have questions or suggestions regarding the FreeCell on Windows 10, feel free to tell us in the comments section below.

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