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Everyone is placed in groups of 100 players and you are ranked against the other players in your group. Groups are formed as you join the event. When you join and play your first challenge, you will be grouped with other players who started around the same time you did. There is also a global leaderboard but currently we only show the top 100 in the world. We are working on an update where we will show “all” players on the global leaderboard.

There is currently not an individual global ranking system. This is coming in a future update. In the meantime, you can see your global ranking by going to the Event Results screen, clicking the “Top 100” tab of the leaderboard, then closing the leaderboard and looking at your position on the bottom of the screen.

There is no advantage for playing challenges earlier during an event! Only the time you spend playing challenges counts against your time. If you quit the application, the time when you are not playing will not count – so you can play some event challenges, come back later, and play some more and only your time spent playing will count. Feel free to take breaks!

“Time spent playing challenges” all add up to your total time. This counts your retries and undos. If you spent 5 minutes and did not complete a challenge, backed out, went to bed, and spent another 4 minutes on it the next day before the event ended – that will count 9 minutes total you’ve spent playing that challenge.

Events will begin at a different time for everyone based on where they are geographically in the world, but remember – when you start the event does not matter. Most Events last 24 hours, and there is no advantage for starting or finishing early, or going all the way without taking a break. The key to ranking high in Events is to complete as many challenges as possible and to maximize the time you spend playing.

If your game won’t launch, first try a restart from your computer’s power menu. This step is suggested a lot, but often times, it does the trick! A lot of people shut down their machine at night. When they start up in the morning they think they have done a full restart but it isn’t the same procedure. Shutting down like this will only preserve issues and problems while a Restart will reset issues and restore connections.

If you use automatic updating, you don’t need to check for important and recommended updates. Windows Update checks for these updates and installs them when they’re ready. If you don’t use automatic updating, you should check for updates yourself at least once a week. We usually release important updates once a month. However, updates could be released at any time. No matter what your settings are, some updates aren’t installed automatically. These include optional updates and updates that require you to accept new Terms of Use. When these updates are available, Windows Update will let you know that they’re ready to be installed.

• Open Windows Update by swiping in from the right edge of the screen (or, if you’re using a mouse, by pointing to the lower-right corner of the screen and moving the mouse pointer up), selecting Settings, selecting Change PC settings, and then selecting Update and recovery.

PLEASE NOTE: If you don’t normally sign in while playing, uninstalling the app will erase all of your games and progress. However, if you sign in to the game before you uninstall, your data will be saved to the cloud, and any saved games won’t be lost when you uninstall and reinstall the game. You’ll be able to pick up where you left off in any game you’re currently playing.

For Windows Firewall on Windows 10 or Windows 8.1, see Protect my PC from viruses. The steps to unblock the game (or any app that needs to access Xbox Live) will vary depending on the antivirus or firewall software you use. Refer to the documentation for your antivirus or firewall software to open the settings and make sure that the software is not blocking the app. If your antivirus or firewall has an app “whitelist” make sure that your Xbox Live-enabled games are on this list. Troubleshooting tools If you need further help troubleshooting problems with a Microsoft Casual Games title, see Run the troubleshooter for Windows apps.

107 – Uh oh, something is preventing the game from downloading Star Club games. Check your internet connection first. If your connection is fine, check your anti-virus program and make sure Microsoft Solitaire Collection is on the OK list to access the internet.

30 – Example: 303019. This means the connection to the Windows Store was lost or could not be made. The most common reason is that the Windows Store is temporarily down. Usually it will come right back up shortly! Sometimes it means your anti-virus program or firewall is blocking the game from talking to the Windows Store. Go to your anti-virus or firewall settings to make sure that it’s not blocking your game from accessing the internet.

1182000 – This looks like the game couldn’t load your save data from the cloud. Try restarting your computer/tablet to get a fresh connection. If that doesn’t work, check http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-live-status to see if the Xbox Live service is down.

Did you know that shutting down your PC/Tablet WILL NOT give you a clean boot? Most people don’t, so no worries. The ONLY way you can get a clean reboot is to choose restart from the shut down menu. Physically turning your PC/Tablet off will not do it, choosing “shut down” will not do it, choosing “sleep” will not do it.

Did you know that even if you have Automatic Updates selected, some Windows Updates can get “stuck” for various reasons? Lots of people (myself included) have discovered much to their surprise that some Windows Updates just simply didn’t go through like we thought they did and it affects the performance of the entire machine.

Unfortunately this step varies by whatever anti-virus or firewall you use. You will need to open your settings and make sure that it is not blocking any apps. If your anti-virus/firewall has an app “whitelist”, you will need to make sure your Xbox enabled games are on this list.

VERY IMPORTANT: This should be a last resort method. Make sure you are connected to Xbox (in the game you will see a name and then a green checkmark in the top right) so your game data can save before you do this. If you are NOT connected to Xbox Live, you may lose all your game progress!

VERY IMPORTANT: This should be a last resort method. Make sure you are connected to Xbox (in the game you will see a name and then a green checkmark in the top right) so your game data can save before you do this. If you are NOT connected to Xbox Live, you may lose all your game progress!