Now that the Games for Windows app is open, leave it running in the background (No sign-in is needed). Launch Halo 2 or the game that was previously triggering the error code and see if the issue is now resolved. If the same ‘Live Gaming on Windows Failed to Initialize’ error is still occurring, move down to the next method below.
How do I fix game for Windows Live connection error?
Reinstall Windows Live games. Uninstall Microsoft Games for Live Windows Redistributable and Microsoft Games for Windows Marketplace from the same computer.
Install the live connection wizard.
Transfer all xlive files.
Does Games for Windows Live still work?
The download pointing to the client software is still being sold and the servers are still online. In Windows Live games, it was effectively replaced by the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 and 16 (and supported the defunct Windows Phone).
Can You Play Games for Windows Live on Windows 10?
GFWL can work hard on Windows 10, but it will probably take a little more effort to fully work. From purchased Steam: Steam is an exciting platform – you buy a box, install it, and it should work.
Is game for Windows Live Dead?
“A game suitable for Windows Live” is dead. The only option to install properly is usually a HardCopy RE5 on a CD with a standalone installer (like me and my family) Add or a Maluc patch that also bypasses this. #6 View Quasi’s ProfileView Posts at 8:20 Originally Posted by GundwN: Originally Posted by Quasi: Yes, I’m serious.
How do I uninstall Microsoft Games for Windows Live?
To uninstall, select Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features > Microsoft Games for Windows Live and right-click Uninstall. A reboot may be required to complete the process. Well, I’m still making progress. After uninstalling the “redistributable” version of GFWL, I reinstalled it and this time it looked promising.
What does live gaming on Windows failed to initialize mean?
Try these fixes. The Live Gaming initialization error on Windows appears right after Windows users try to run Halo 2 or any other hobby executable developed by Microsoft’s gaming dojo. This is a critical issue that prevents particularly affected users from playing a particular game (single or multiplayer).
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