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Fix Can’t Start Microsoft Solitaire Collection

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Solitaire is one of the most played games on older versions of the Windows operating system. It was trendy when it came out preinstalled on the Windows XP desktops, and everyone enjoyed playing solitaire on their PCs.

Since newer Windows versions have come into existence, the support for older games has seen some downhill slide. But Solitaire holds a special place in everyone’s heart who have enjoyed playing it, hence Microsoft has decided to keep it in the latest iteration of their operating system as well.

Fix Can't Start Microsoft Solitaire Collection

As it is a pretty old game, some of us might experience some hiccups when we try to play the Microsoft Solitaire collection on the latest Windows 10 laptops or desktops.

Fix Can’t Start Microsoft Solitaire Collection

In this article, we will talk in-depth about how you can get the Microsoft Solitaire Collection back to work on your latest Windows 10 devices.

Method 1: Reset Microsoft Solitaire Collection

1. Press Windows key + I to open Settings and click on Apps.

Open Windows Settings then click on Apps

2. From the left-hand window pane select Apps & features.

3. Scroll down and select the Microsoft Solitaire Collection app from the list and click on the Advanced options.

Select the Microsoft Solitaire Collection app then click on the Advanced options

4. Again scroll down and click on the Reset button under Reset options.

Reset Microsoft Solitaire Collection

Method 2: Run Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter

If the Microsoft Solitaire collection does not start correctly on Windows 10, you might want to try resetting the app to see if that works. This is useful if there are any corrupt files or configurations that might be the cause behind unable to start Microsoft Solitaire Collection.

1. Press Windows key + I to open Settings then click on Update & Security.

Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on Update & security icon

2. Click on the Troubleshoot option in the left panel of Settings, then scroll down and click on Run the troubleshooter under the Windows Store Apps option.

Under Windows Store Apps click on Run the troubleshooter

3. Follow the instructions on the screen to automatically detect the problems and fix them.

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Method 3: Check for Windows Update

Running incompatible versions of the Microsoft Solitaire application and the Windows 10 OS itself can cause the Solitaire game to stop loading correctly. To verify and see if there are any pending Windows updates, follow the below steps:

1. Press Windows key + I to open Settings then click on Update & Security.

Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on Update & security icon

2. Now click on Check for updates. You have to make sure that you have an active internet connection while checking for updates as well as while downloading the latest updates for Windows 10.

Check for Windows Updates

3. Finish the installation of updates if there are any pending, and reboot the machine.

Try relaunching the Microsoft Solitaire collection application to see if you’re able to fix can’t start Microsoft Solitaire Collection issue.

Method 4: Uninstall & Reinstall the Microsoft Solitaire Collection

A typical reinstallation of any application will result in a fresh & clean copy of the program, without any corrupted or damaged files.

To uninstall the Microsoft Solitaire Collection on Windows 10:

1. Press Windows key + I to open Settings and click on Apps.

Open Windows Settings then click on Apps

2. Scroll down and select the Microsoft Solitaire Collection app from the list and click on the Uninstall button.

select Microsoft Solitaire Collection app from the list and click on Uninstall

3. Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall the application completely.

To Re-install the Microsoft Solitaire Collection:

1. Open the Microsoft Store. You can launch it from within the Start menu or by searching for Microsoft Store in the Search.

Open the Microsoft Store by searching for it using the Windows Search bar

2. Search for Solitaire and click on the Microsoft Solitaire Collection search result.

Search for Solitaire and click on the Microsoft Solitaire Collection result.

3. Click on the Install button to install the application. Make sure you have an active internet connection.

Click on Install to install the Microsoft Solitaire Collection application

Reboot your computer and see if you’re able to fix unable to start Microsoft Solitaire Collection issue. 

Step 5: Reset Windows Store Cache

Invalid entries in Windows Store cache can lead to some of the games or applications like Microsoft Solitaire Collection to stop working correctly. To clear the Windows Store cache, you can try the following.

1. Search for wsreset.exe in the Start Menu search. Click  Run as administrator on the search result appeared.

Search for wsreset.exe in the Start Menu search. Click  Run as administrator on the search result appeared.

2. Let the Windows Store reset application do its work. After the application has been reset, reboot your Windows 10 PC and try starting the Microsoft Solitaire Collection again.

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This rounds up the list of methods you can try to fix can’t start Microsoft Solitaire collection on Windows 10 issue. I hope you found what you were looking for. Even though the game itself is old, Microsoft has done well to keep the users happy by keeping it in the operating system.

While reinstalling the Windows 10 operating system is the last resort, you should try everything on this list first. As all the installed programs & settings are lost during reinstallation, we do not recommend reinstallation. However, if nothing else works to get the Microsoft Solitaire Collection working, and you need it to work at any cost, you can do a fresh installation of the Windows 10 OS and see if that fixes the issue.

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Elon Decker

Elon is a tech writer at TechCult. He's been writing how-to guides for about 6 years now and has covered many topics. He loves to cover topics related to Windows, Android, and the latest tricks and tips.

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