Microsoft Solitaire Collection is a type of virtual game supported by Windows 8, 8.1, 10 and some mobile phone devices. Many years ago, this virtual game used to feature on older Windows versions but not anymore.
This card game is one of the things you can do with your system at leisure, and becsuse it’s simple to play, it can be played by anyone. However, some Windows users complain they are not able to access Microsoft Solitaire Collection because it’s either not working or can not be started. Other people say it does not start properly on their system or it freezes while playing. There are several reasons why this can occur. But in this guide, you’ll learn how to fix “Microsoft Solitaire Collection not working or can not be started” on your PC.
Solution 1: Keep your Windows OS updated
If your windows machine lacks certain updates, it might prevent Microsoft Solitaire Collection from starting. Hence, you must check for available updates by following the steps below:
i. Go to “Settings” and click on “Updates & Security”
ii. Check the right side of the system, and look out for options under the “Windows Update”. Check for pending updates and fix Microsoft Solitaire Collection there.
Solution 2: Restore cache in the Windows Store
Another way to solve this problem is by restoring cache in the Windows Store. This can be done by following the simple steps below;
i. Click on Win + R keys simultaneously
ii. When a run box appears, click on it and type “wsreset.exe” in the box.
iii. Hold the Win key and R button together
iv. When a small Run box appears, type wsreset.exe, and press the “Enter” key.
v. Wait for prompt message and restart the system
Solution 3. Upgrade all Windows Store programs
You can also fix the bug by upgrading all Windows Store. Follow the instructions below;
i. Click on the Windows Store and launch it.
ii. Look at the upper right, and click on your account
iii. Click on “Downloads”
iv. Click on “Check for Updates”
v. Wait until the process has been completed
Solution 4. Uninstall and reinstall the Microsoft Solitaire Collection
There might be some bugs in the app that affect the smooth running of the application on your PC. This can also affect Microsoft Solitaire Collection. If this is the situation, you can solve the problem by following the simple guidelines below;
i. Type “powershell” in the “Windows Search
ii. Click on the “Windows Powershell program”, and run it as administrator.
iii. After the cursor has stopped blinking, type “Get-AppxPackage *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage” and press the “Enter” key
iv. After this has been done, restart your windows computer.
v. Go back to the Windows Store and Install Microsoft Solitaire Collection.
Solution 5: Restore the Microsoft Solitaire Collection on Windows
If none of the four previous solutions works, you might need to restore the Microsoft Solitaire Collection by following these steps;
i. Go to the Windows search section, and input “settings”
ii. Click on “settings”, and go to “System”
iii. Click on “Apps & features” that appears on the left side of the screen.
iv. Select “Microsoft Solitaire Collection” in the options that pop up, and click on “Advanced”.
v. After this, a command will pop up. Click on “Reset” button.
vi. Repeat process (v) again.
vii. Once the process is completed, reboot your Windows PC