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Windows 7: GTA IV not working in Windows 7

13 Sep 2010   #1
CombOver Carl

Windows 7, Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
GTA IV not working in Windows 7

I am having difficulty getting mt GTA IV to work properly and I have found many different fixes to resolve it but I'm not sure which one is most recent.
The first three times I tired it the game will run normally for about 15 minutes and shut off stating a "Fatal Error" (I don't have the code with me but I can include it later).
The last two times I tried it the game ran really choppy like I was online and had a ton of lag.
Is there a patch or fix for this issue? I am finding conflicting remedies.


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13 Sep 2010   #2
mindinka

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Hi CombOver Carl welcome to the forum!
If you install the game it will automatically install latest updates for it. It works well on Windows 7 64-bit.
Patches and fixes are available via http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/
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13 Sep 2010   #3
CombOver Carl

Windows 7, Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I just installed it for the first time on a brand new system and I'm having the issues I stated.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mindinka View Post
If you install the game it will automatically install latest updates for it. It works well on Windows 7 64-bit.
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13 Sep 2010   #4
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Has it done any updates before you play?
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13 Sep 2010   #5
CombOver Carl

Windows 7, Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Has it done any updates before you play?

I'm not sure. Is there a way to force updates?
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13 Sep 2010   #6
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Well you would know because before you play, you need to sign into 2 online addons, and one of them does the updates..
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13 Sep 2010   #7
mindinka

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

If you could give us the error code(s) that would help us to help you...
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13 Sep 2010   #8
CombOver Carl

Windows 7, Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Oh...I installed the online social club thing but never actually logged in because I wasn't planning on playing online right away so I just exited it an ran the game.
Should I log into it and see if it updates?


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Well you would know because before you play, you need to sign into 2 online addons, and one of them does the updates..
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13 Sep 2010   #9
mindinka

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Your game would be updated by logging into WindowsLive games... And check the usual things/troublemakers like drivers...
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13 Sep 2010   #10
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CombOver Carl View Post
Oh...I installed the online social club thing but never actually logged in because I wasn't planning on playing online right away so I just exited it an ran the game.
Should I log into it and see if it updates?


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Well you would know because before you play, you need to sign into 2 online addons, and one of them does the updates..

Games For Windows Live is the one for the updates, but you must make an account for both. After the 2nd or 3rd update, it tells you that you no longer need Social Club to play online/ play the game.
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