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Windows 7: I hate the new Solitaire

22 Jan 2010   #1
DrWho

Windows XP-Pro-SP3, Windows 7
 
 
I hate the new Solitaire

I've been playing solitaire on my computer since? (well I can't really remember that far back)

So when I first loaded Windows 7 (true also with Vista) I found that MS had actually paid some guy to mess it up the look and feel of Solitaire (expletives deleted).
It looks really sick and doesn't even play the same as the older version.
So, not to be daunted.....

I set about finding a way to play my old familiar Sol on Windows 7.
After many false starts and having to run System Restore a few times to fix my screw-ups, I finally got it!

From the System32 folder in XP, copy the Sol.exe and cards.dll files to some external media, like a flash drive.

In Windows 7, 32 in the \Program Files\ folder, or in Windows 7,64 in the \Program files (x86)\ folder, make a new folder and call it something like "Old Sol".
Then from your flash drive copy the two saved Solitaire files to the new folder.
Right click on the Sol.exe file and "Send To: Desktop and create a shortcut".

Now, you'll have a shortcut on your desktop that will run the old familiar Solitaire (Sol).

If you're happy with the new Solitaire, then just forget everything I've said here.

Cheers Mates!
The Doctor


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22 Jan 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I have a question relating to this. A good friend of mine (very experienced in tech) tells me that it is illegal to do stuff like that, because the games are registered to the Windows edition. Basically, I do not have a license to run Pinball or the old versions of games on another machine. Is this correct?
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22 Jan 2010   #3
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

You could always play the games in XP Mode.
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22 Jan 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
You could always play the games in XP Mode.
... if you have Professional.
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22 Jan 2010   #5
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

Well that's a heck of a thing I mean I'm glad you found a fix. I kinda liked the new approach to solitare in 7 but don't play it much anyhow, Chess Titans is cool though.
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22 Jan 2010   #6
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
You could always play the games in XP Mode.
... if you have Professional.

...if you dont, theres always virtualbox
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22 Jan 2010   #7
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
You could always play the games in XP Mode.
... if you have Professional.

...if you dont, theres always virtualbox
Those are serious measures to take, just to play the games!
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22 Jan 2010   #8
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

When I want to play Solitaire, I never do so with the Windows game, I much, much prefer PySol. The only Windows card game that I do play is Spider Solitaire. I think that they rigged it to be easier than before, because my percentage of wins has increased 10% over what it was in XP.
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22 Jan 2010   #9
Reeder

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Swarfega:

I apologize for horning in on this thread but I couldn't figure out how to send you a message, as I'm new to this board. Can you please tell me what you used for your sidebar? Specifically your app-launcher? I saw it here--> https://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...ts-gadgets.jpg


Thanks and sorry again for buttting in.

Wayne
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23 Jan 2010   #10
DrWho

Windows XP-Pro-SP3, Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
I have a question relating to this. A good friend of mine (very experienced in tech) tells me that it is illegal to do stuff like that, because the games are registered to the Windows edition. Basically, I do not have a license to run Pinball or the old versions of games on another machine. Is this correct?
Both versions of windows are MINE! They are both on the same computer and I can only run one at a time.
Now in response to your question about licensing..........D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F. ??

After all I've done to help make brother Bill a Billionaire, over the past thirty years, I'll play what I want, where I want and when I want and I seriously doubt that the FBI or any of the ABC boys will be knocking at my door.
So please don't bring up licensing to me again. OK?

Doc
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