How to Get the Microsoft Windows Game Freecell

Updated March 23, 2017

Freecell is a popular Solitaire card game that comes with Microsoft Windows operating systems. If your Windows-based computer does not have Freecell, you may have inadvertently uninstalled it, or skipped it during your initial Windows set-up and installation process. Since Freecell automatically comes with Microsoft Windows, you can restore it without downloading or purchasing additional software. The process is slightly different in Windows Vista and XP.

Click the Windows icon on your desktop (Start menu) and choose "Control Panel."

Click on "Programs" from the Control Panel menu, and then click "Turn Windows Features On or Off."

Click the expand button (+) next to the "Games" folder. Check the box next to "Freecell," and then click "OK."

Access Freecell by navigating to "Start>All Programs>Games>Freecell."

Click "Start," and then click "Control Panel."

Click "Add or Remove Programs," and then click "Add or Remove Windows Components."

Select "Accessories and Utilities," and then select "Games."

Click on the check box next to "Freecell," and then click "OK."

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