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Remove Or Block Solitaire

by e. / March 27, 2013 9:20 AM PDT

My wife is really having a problem being consumed by Win8 Solitaire. Any ideas on how I can block or uninstall this? BTW, I know virtually nothing about Win8 so please don't make any assumptions about my knowledge when you provide your help.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

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Did you try it like this? Video link only.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 27, 2013 9:28 AM PDT
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Go to Control Panel -> Pgms & Features
by wpgwpg / March 27, 2013 9:50 AM PDT

The normal way to install a program is to go to the Programs and Features applet of the Control Panel. I'm not sure that's the best way to deal with an addiction problem, but it is the way to uninstall.

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Unless I'm missing something...
by e. / March 28, 2013 3:27 AM PDT

Apparently in previous versions of Windows you could remove Solitaire from like you would remove any other program but I didn't see it listed in the Programs list.

When you refer to the Programs and Features applet of the Control Panel, is that the listing of programs that can be installed, or is it something different? And if so, where do I find this?

Thanks to both of you for your help.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2013 3:47 AM PDT
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Ah yes, Apps in Windows 8 :-(
by wpgwpg / March 28, 2013 4:48 AM PDT

OK, I just went through it with my Windows 8 system. Sure enough the 20 year old tried and true way of doing this has been changed for reasons that only MS knows! Sad Here's what you need to do.
1) Wiggle the mouse in the upper right corner of the screen to get the charms.
2) Click Search.
3) Type in Solitaire in the search box.
4) You'll see solitaire's icon to the left, right-click the icon.
5) Now look down at the bottom and you'll see an uninstall icon - click on that.

As far as I'm concerned this is just more evidence MS has lost touch with its customers. Sad

Good luck.

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