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Remember Solitaire, Minesweeper, Hearts & Freecell? Here’s Why They Were Installed In Windows!

Solitaire, Minesweeper, Hearts and Freecell were the holy quartets of Windows. We all have memories where we spent countless hours playing these Window games. These games were not installed for a person to play the game, but these games actually served a different reason been placed in the windows.

Here's the logic behind it.


Remember Solitaire, Minesweeper, Hearts & Freecell? Here's Why They Were Installed In Windows!

Remember Solitaire, Minesweeper, Hearts & Freecell? Here's Why They Were Installed In Windows!

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Solitaire is the oldest Windows card game that came out in 1990.

Solitaire is the oldest Windows card game that came out in 1990.

The game was introduced to make people familiar with the drag and drop feature.

The game was introduced to make people familiar with the drag and drop feature.

Today 80 percent of individuals use the drag and drop option which means they have played this game and got familiar with the feature, unknowingly.

Today 80 percent of individuals use the drag and drop option which means
 they have played this game and got familiar with the feature, 
unknowingly.

Minesweeper was introduced to Windows 3.1, not for gaming, but to present the concept of left and right clicking.

Minesweeper was introduced to Windows 3.1, not for gaming, but to present the concept of left and right clicking.

This game was launched to faster the speed and precision in mouse movement.

This game was launched to faster the speed and precision in mouse movement.

The game Hearts was launched in 1992 and became the most popular game played till now.

The game Hearts was launched in 1992 and became the most popular game played till now.

This was not a game; it was a way so that people took an interest in getting acquainted with the networking capabilities of their new system.

This was not a game; it was a way so that people took an interest in 
getting acquainted with the networking capabilities of their new system.

Freecell, the famous card game was included to test a data processing subsystem named as the 32-bit thunking layer.

Freecell, the famous card game was included to test a data processing subsystem named as the 32-bit thunking layer.

It was installed to check the software systems. 

It was installed to check the software systems. 

But as the time rolled, most of the games have been removed.

But as the time rolled, most of the games have been removed.

With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft is back with Solitaire game.

With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft is back with Solitaire game.

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