solitaire on win 8 no longer runs

Hi I've loaded and played Microsoft Solitaire through Xbox games on windows 8 but now for some reason the icon has now disappeared from Metro. So I downloaded mahjong which plays no problem but I can now access the xbox games section to see the games I have played and my achievements etc and MS Solitaire is there and I can click on the game which then starts to load but when it get to the options screen it crashes and goes back to the Metro screen. I can't reload it because windows says I own it. So I should think something is corrupted. So my question is this how do I uninstall solitaire to reinstall it when I haven't got an icon to click on? Can I uninstall it manually?
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Solution: I went into regedit and did a repeated search for "solitaire" and deleted every key folder that mentioned it (took quite a bit of time) and then any folders on the "C" drive that pertained to it. I then ran Mahjong, when the options/history page came up I was able to sign in to Xbox games up in the top right-hand corner then clicked on "Windows Games Store" clicked on Solitaire, clicked "Play" computer then had a look couldn't find any mention of the game and went to the Microsoft Store then comes up with a page all about the game with a line saying that I own this I was a bit flummoxed at this point of where to go but I clicked on the screen with the right-hand mouse button and from the top of the screen came a menu saying "Home" and "My account" click on "My account" it then shows the games you own I then clicked on Solitaire and a tick appeared on the picture when to the bottom of the screen and clicked "Install". Job done!

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Last updated December 9, 2019 Views 1,947 Applies to: