Do Solitaire and Minesweeper Exist in Windows 8.1?


The users of Windows 8.1 will be surprised to see that two of their favorite games Minesweeper and Solitaire are not presently existing in Windows 8.1. These are missing from the desktop.

They do not need to worry about their favorite games because it is true that they cannot find these games to the desktop or in apps, but these can be found on Xbox that has been added to Windows 8.1. Below you will find a short tutorial by following which you can easily get your desired game. You can not only get Minesweeper and Solitaire, but also a large variety of games on Xbox.

Steps to Get Solitaire and Minesweeper in Windows 8.1

Step 1: Go to the “Start” screen where you need to click on the icon of “Games”.

Games app in Start Screen in Windows 8.1Step 2: Now you will be led towards Xbox where there is a wide range of games for the games lovers. You need to click the option “Find Games“.

Xbox Games in Windows 8.1Step 3: You will see a long list of games. You can scroll to the right to look for Solitaire or Minesweeper.

Games in Xbox in Windows 8.1Step 4: Click on the icon of Solitaire as you find it.

Step 5: Now you will be taken to another window where you will find an option “Play” on the top of two other options. Click on it.

Play Solitaire in Windows 8.1Step 6: Now you will see another window where you have to click on the option “Install” to get Solitaire to your apps section.

Install Solitaire in Windows 8.1Step 7: Once the process of installation completes, you will find your favorite game in the list of apps as it has been shown in the below screenshot.

Solitaire in Windows 8.1 AppsStep 8: Now click on the Solitaire app to open it. It will open as it has been shown in the image below.

Solitaire Collection in Windows 8.1Step 9: You need to select a solitaire game according to your choice. I selected Pyramid style.

Pyramid Solitaire in Windows 8.1In the same way you can get Minesweeper from Xbox and install it to your apps.