Don’t want to play the Microsoft Solitaire Collection game? Follow these steps to remove or uninstall the Microsoft Solitaire Collection game.
In almost all previous versions of Windows, there are a few pre-installed simple games. Those games include but are not limited to Solitaire, Pin Ball Machine, etc. In Windows 10, Microsoft no longer has first-party pre-installed simple games. Instead, Microsoft chose to supply them via the Windows Store. So, if you want to play Solitaire, you have to install it via the Windows Store. After decoupling the games from Windows 10, Microsoft can update them individually to provide a better user experience and new game modes.
For example, the new Microsoft Solitaire Collection contains multiple games like Classic Solitaire, Spider, FreeCell, Pyramid, and TriPea. It even has extra perks like daily challenges, user clubs, experience points, online play, server-wide events, etc. Just like with Xbox, the game data syncs with your Microsoft account. Microsoft Solitaire Collection is a pretty great app to have if you like to play cards.
Though the new Microsoft Solitaire Collection game is pretty good, it is not for everyone. A few of the main reasons are mobile-game-like user interface, in-app purchases, poor offline mode, unnecessary bell & whistles, etc.
If that’s the case, you can uninstall Microsoft Solitaire Collection from Windows. In this quick and straightforward guide, I will show you three different ways to do it. Each method gives you the same result. i.e., remove the Microsoft Solitaire Collection game. Follow the one you like.
Uninstall Microsoft Solitaire Collection
You can uninstall Microsoft Solitaire Collection from the Start menu. Here’s how.
- Open the Start menu.
- Search for “Microsoft Solitaire Collection.”
- Right-click on the result.
- Select the “Uninstall” button.
- The app is uninstalled immediately.
Click on the Start icon on the taskbar, search for “Microsoft Solitaire Collection,” right-click on the result and select the “Uninstall” option. As soon as you click the button, the app is uninstalled immediately. You will not see any confirmation message, but you can be sure that it is uninstalled.
Uninstall Microsoft Solitaire Collection from Settings
The Windows 10 Settings app is the Control Panel of Windows 10. So, we can use it to uninstall Microsoft Solitaire Collection. Here is how.
- Press “Windows key + I” to open Settings.
- Click on the “Apps” option.
- Select the “Apps & features” tab on the sidebar.
- Click on “Microsoft Solitaire Collection” under Apps & Features.
- Click the “Uninstall” button.
- Press the “Uninstall” button again.
First, open the Settings app with the “Windows key + I” shortcut. Next, go to the “Apps -> Apps & features” page. On the right panel, find and click on the “Microsoft Solitaire Collection” entry. Next, click the “Uninstall” button twice.
A quick tip: You can search for “Microsoft Solitaire Collection” using the search bar above the app list.
PowerShell command to Uninstall Microsoft Solitaire Collection
If the uninstall button is unavailable or there is some error, you can use PowerShell to remove Microsoft Solitaire Collection. Here is how.
- Right-click on the Start menu.
- Select the “Windows PowerShell (Admin)” option.
- Type “
Get-AppxPackage "*SolitaireCollection*" | Remove-AppxPackage”.
- Press the “Enter” button.
- Close the PowerShell window.
Right-click on the Start menu and select the “Windows PowerShell (Admin)” option to open the Windows PowerShell tool with admin rights. You can also search for “Windows PowerShell” in the Start menu, right-click on the result and select the “Run as administrator” option.
Next, type the below command and press Enter. If you are wondering, we are getting the app details using the “Get-AppxPackage” command then uninstalling it using the “Remove-AppxPackage” command.
Get-AppxPackage "*SolitaireCollection*" | Remove-AppxPackage
Once uninstalled, close the PowerShell window.
That is it. It is that simple to uninstall the Microsoft Solitaire Collection game in Windows 10.
I hope that helps.
If you are stuck or need some help, comment below, and I will try to help as much as possible.
Did you know that you can uninstall built-in Microsoft store apps? Read the linked article to know how.