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Windows 7: GTA IV won't launch

02 Aug 2011   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

That's why I proposed not to get into it in the middle of a help thread xD
Besides, the OP seems to have abandoned us xD

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02 Aug 2011   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

This is how I got my GTA IV working when I had the same issue:

1) Download in install the patch, will run a lot more smoother and it has the fixes of the launch issue.

2) Right click GTA IV desktop icon, click "Properties," then click the "Compatibility" tab, then check the box next to "Run this program in compatibility mode for" and make sure the drop-down menu has Windows XP SP3 selected.

3) Then to launch the game, right click the GTA IV desktop icon and click "Run as Administrator."

Then the game should launch, and happy gaming!
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03 Aug 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | Windows 10 Pro

Download the latest GFWL
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03 Aug 2011   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Fixed it.

And to add the the conversation, I loved the game apart from the fact that it was once again, another game in NYC (or based upon).

IGN gave it a 10 ("Masterpiece") and wrote an 8 page review on it, saying it is one of the best they've plaved since the last 10/10 rating in 1999, on Diablo II (I think?)

I liked it, the city felt as though it was lived in, unlike a game say NFS: UC, which felt like driving through a ghost town in an R/C car.
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04 Aug 2011   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Big companies give out big money for big flashy reviews with big grades *cough*Dragon Age 2*cough*
Never cared for reviews until I either played it myself or saw the gameplay with my own eyes.
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