Today is the official release day for Windows 10.
I'm happy to say that Pretty Good Solitaire works in Windows 10.
Actually, it is a little more than that. Not only does Pretty Good Solitaire work in Windows 10, it works great in Windows 10. I'm not sure how or why, but the animation seems snappier and the game just plays smoother in Windows 10.
This is extra great given the recent news that Microsoft is charging to remove ads in the solitaire game in Windows 10.
Personally, I rather like Windows 10. It is a huge improvement over Windows 8 and seems a bit better than Windows 7. It definitely feels like Windows 7 with the start button returned.
So if you are thinking of updating to Windows 10, have no fear about your favorite solitaire game. It will work.
Note: if you are upgrading a machine from an earlier version of Windows, I would recommend backing up the game's data folder first. This is the
C:\users\[Windows User name]\AppData\Roaming\Goodsol\Pretty Good Solitaire
folder in Windows 7 or 8. After updating Windows, you will need to run the setup installation file to reinstall the game, then copy back the data folder, which is in the same place in Windows 10 (but Microsoft hides the AppData folder, so you will need to go to the View menu in Windows Explorer and check the "Hidden Items" box to see the folder).
Update: Here is a really quick way to go the Application Data folder in Windows 10 (this is where the Goodsol data folder is located):
Type this in the "Search the web and Windows" box in the taskbar at the bottom of the screen: %appdata%
Don't forget the weird % at the beginning and end. This will pop up a Windows Explorer window with the AppData folder. If you have installed Pretty Good Solitaire, you should see the Goodsol folder there. If not, that is where you want to copy it to from your old computer/installation.