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I cant run any game or app in windows 8

  1. #11


    Wynnum Australia
    Posts : 466
    Windows-10-Pro-Build-11099.rs1-x64


    Quote Originally Posted by inksaras View Post
    Hi so my problem is really driving me crazy, i cant seem to run any app related to gaming whatsoever. Per example steam app, league of legends, any other game i have, battle net desktop app. In the steam and battle net desktop apps i click the launcher and it opens the small window (Updtaing steam or updating battle net) and when its done nothing happens. As for games i click the launcher and nothing happens. I've tried launching admin, on a different account, re installing everything nothing works.

    Thanks in advance
    That's not related to Windows-8.

    My wife is still running Windows-8, as I couldn't find the time to move her to Windows-8.1 yet and there are no problems with Steam or Battle Net or any actual games.

    Are you using your GeForce 750M or the Intel one ?

    You may have to force the use of the NVIDIA one.


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  2. #12


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by TONSCHUH View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by inksaras View Post
    Hi so my problem is really driving me crazy, i cant seem to run any app related to gaming whatsoever. Per example steam app, league of legends, any other game i have, battle net desktop app. In the steam and battle net desktop apps i click the launcher and it opens the small window (Updtaing steam or updating battle net) and when its done nothing happens. As for games i click the launcher and nothing happens. I've tried launching admin, on a different account, re installing everything nothing works.

    Thanks in advance
    That's not related to Windows-8.

    My wife is still running Windows-8, as I couldn't find the time to move her to Windows-8.1 yet and there are no problems with Steam or Battle Net or any actual games.

    Are you using your GeForce 750M or the Intel one ?

    You may have to force the use of the NVIDIA one.


    Yeah I've also tried that and it still doesn't work. Same problem i open steam it shows the "updating steam" then nothing ...
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  3. #13


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    On the task manager i have SteamBootstrapper and a steamerrorreporter.exe (32 bit) open, i have no idea what this means
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  4. #14


    Wynnum Australia
    Posts : 466
    Windows-10-Pro-Build-11099.rs1-x64


    Quote Originally Posted by inksaras View Post
    On the task manager i have SteamBootstrapper and a steamerrorreporter.exe (32 bit) open, i have no idea what this means
    I will have a further look into it tomorrow after work. Maybe I can dig out something.

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  5. #15


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    After steam fails, it reports back to steam the error.
    You could try to run scan for viruses, just to be sure:

    Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool Free Download

    Start command prompt and enter this command: tasklist > filename.txt
    It will create a list processes, that you are running, post it back here.
    The file will be created in your user folder, similar like on this screen:
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  6. #16


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    Heres the file
    I cant run any game or app in windows 8 Attached Files
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  7. #17


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by TONSCHUH View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by inksaras View Post
    On the task manager i have SteamBootstrapper and a steamerrorreporter.exe (32 bit) open, i have no idea what this means
    I will have a further look into it tomorrow after work. Maybe I can dig out something.

    Thanks for the time
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  8. #18


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    OK GOD DAMN IT ITS FIXED GUYS!!! Turns out i have windows defender installed on windows 8, and i didnt knew so i installed avast and i just found this, uninstalled avast and steam opened!!!!!


    Thank you so much guys for all the time and help <3
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