How to Reset Windows Vista Solitaire

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How to Reset Windows Vista Solitaire
Clear Solitaire History in Vista (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

The Microsoft Vista operating system, as well as all Microsoft operating systems for non-professional users, contain the standard Microsoft games. One popular Microsoft game is Solitaire. If you play a lot of Solitaire in Vista, your history and statistics will become very cluttered and eventually meaningless. Unfortunately, Microsoft does not provide a way to reset your statistics, as well as reset the game of Solitaire, back to its defaults. Create a simple text file and execute it as a batch file in Vista to reset Solitaire back to its default settings and remove all history and statistics.

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Right-click on the Windows Vista desktop and click "New" from the context menu.

  2. 2

    Select "Text Document" from the menu. An untitled, blank text document appears on the desktop.

  3. 3

    Click the new document to open the file in Notepad.

  4. 4

    Type or copy the following line of code into the text file.

    cd C:\Users[UserName]\AppData\Local\Microsoft Games\Solitaire

    del * /q

    Replace [Username] with your Vista username.

  5. 5

    Click the "File" option on the top navigation bar of Notepad and select "Save As."

  6. 6

    Type a file name and the file extension ".bat" in quotations in the Save As input box and click "Save."

    Example: "filename.bat" - in quotes

  7. 7

    Double-click the "bat" file you just created. The history in Solitaire is cleared and all settings are reset to their defaults.

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