I am finally getting used to this 8.1. Clearly not as straight forward as XP, but manageable for what I need it for. The worst part was the missing of the games from XP. I think I have found a link for the XP Solitaire game directly from the maker that let Micorsoft use it. Now I only have to find Minesweeper and all will be well in PC land again. We are not tablet minded folks – we prefer using the desk PC. A laptop for travel will be the next step for us as we near retirement.. A classic free to play HTML5 version of FreeCell that replicates the game from Windows 95 and XP. In this game, the layout generator is compatible with the random generator from Microsoft FreeCell games.. Freecell in the Microsoft Solitaire Collection is slow and enough for my father wanting the old system back. But low and behold, the good old Windows XP Freecell also runs on Windows 8.1 with the files cards.dll and freecell.exe. They can be found on Windows XP – when installed – in the system32 folder. On a Windows 8.1 32 bit (x86) system that also the place to put the files. On a Windows 8.1 64 bit (x64) system that has to be the SysWOW64 folder..