Games for windows Marketplace do not work in Windows 8


  • I have downloaded the latest games for windows client and reinstalled games like F1 2011 and Dirt 3 but none of them work with Win 8. The event viewer reports the errors as:

    Windows cannot access the file  for one of the following reasons: there is a problem with the network connection, the disk that the file is stored on, or the storage drivers installed on this computer; or the disk is missing. Windows closed the program DSS Launcher because of this error.

    I have also tried multiple variants of run in win 7 compat mode (why that is required is beyond me!) as well as admin mode.

    Steam games on the other hand were very easy to get up and running.... and why I left win 7 is also a question i ask myself quite often as well! - that might be a moan but its quite correct.

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012 12:03 AM


  • Use the Marketplace app in Windows 8, all apps download from it are comaptible with Windows 8.

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    Thursday, September 27, 2012 7:34 AM