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want spider solitaire on win 8 desktop

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    windows 8.1

    want spider solitaire on win 8 desktop


    I have a new laptop that has windows 8.1 installed.
    However, I am use to Windows 7 (hate Win 8)
    I enjoy spider solitaire. I play it while waiting for a download or while something else I am doing is finishing.
    I downloaded solitaire, but whenever you want to play, it leaves the desktop and goes to the windows game screen.
    I want the old spider solitaire, like the one that comes with Windows 7.
    I want to be able to play the spider solitaire at the same time I am doing something else.
    Can anyone tell me how this is possible/
    I would appreciate your help.
    Thank you

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Here's a quick vid on multitasking with 'Metro' apps:

    split screens - Edwin000's library

    Oh, btw... a hearty welcome to Windows EightForums!
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  3. #3


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    PM Jimbo45 and he can likely fix you up. He has posted links to those old games all ported over for setup on Windows 8 in few threads here. Do a forum search for "Microsoft Games" or "Microsoft Software Collection" and you can likely find what you want.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,339
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit


    Win 7 Games to Win 8

    If you have a DVD with Windows 7 you can follow the instructions in post #3 to import games into Windows 8. This is how I did it when 8 first came out.
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  5. #5


    India
    Posts : 172
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1


    i 've got a nice app for that just goto store and search for i think it was spider solitare HD
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want spider solitaire on win 8 desktop
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