I downloaded Solitaire 5.0 on my Windows 8.1 and went through the 4 steps, but nothing happens after that so I cannot install it. What is or is not going on?
There could be a chance the software is not working on Windows 8.1 because of the compatibility issues. I recommend reinstalling the game using a compatibility tweak and some settings. Right click the installer and then go to Properties > Compatibility. Choose another version of Windows from the list and then tick the Run as Administrator. If after these settings, the game refuses to load, then you need an alternative.
Use the results from the Software Informer database: http://software.informer.com/search/solitaire