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Solved GTAIV Windows 8.1 Install Error

Collin2012

Member
I want to know if anyone else is having problems installing Grand Theft Auto IV on Windows 8.1
I have a physical DVD that worked on Windows 7 but now it just says this:

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD FX 8150 3.6 Ghz Eight Core
    Motherboard
    BIOSTAR TA970XE AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    Memory
    16GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    R9 280X 3GB Dual X OC Edition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster S20B350
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    1 Terabyte
    PSU
    Coolermaster 700W
    Case
    ThermalTake Chaser MK-1
    Cooling
    Fan (x2) 200MM Color Shift Fan, (x1) 140MM
    Mouse
    Logitech M310
    Browser
    Chrome
    Other Info
    Blu-Ray Player, Hot-Swap Dock, E-Sata

Collin2012

Member
Yes I have tried and it doesn't work.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD FX 8150 3.6 Ghz Eight Core
    Motherboard
    BIOSTAR TA970XE AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    Memory
    16GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    R9 280X 3GB Dual X OC Edition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster S20B350
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    1 Terabyte
    PSU
    Coolermaster 700W
    Case
    ThermalTake Chaser MK-1
    Cooling
    Fan (x2) 200MM Color Shift Fan, (x1) 140MM
    Mouse
    Logitech M310
    Browser
    Chrome
    Other Info
    Blu-Ray Player, Hot-Swap Dock, E-Sata

Harrylowt

New Member
Pro User

this is solution i keep reading: have you tried running in Vista service pack 2?
GTA IV Does Work With Windows 8 and 8.1

To get it to work: 1. Go to the cd and GTAIV folder and right click setup and click properties.
2. Click compatibility tab and run in compatibility mode with vista service pack 2.
3. Go through the installation as you would normally.
4.When done you must download a patch fromGrand Theft Auto IV Patch 7 -- Title Update v. 1.0.7.0 (English) / 1.0.6.1 (Russian) / 1.0.5.2 (Japanese) ? Rockstar Support-
5.When done with that, download windows for live client
Download the Games for Windows Client | PC Games Client - Xbox.com
6. when down with that your ready to start the game and it will ask for the cd product code. enter and it should work.


Also make sure you drivers are up to date.

Cheers,
Harry

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1

Collin2012

Member
That did the trick. And just for future reference for other people. After you install the "Patch 7 1.0.7.0" Download xLiveless at: Xliveless

This should get Grand Theft Auto IV working.

Thank you Harry
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD FX 8150 3.6 Ghz Eight Core
    Motherboard
    BIOSTAR TA970XE AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    Memory
    16GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    R9 280X 3GB Dual X OC Edition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster S20B350
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    1 Terabyte
    PSU
    Coolermaster 700W
    Case
    ThermalTake Chaser MK-1
    Cooling
    Fan (x2) 200MM Color Shift Fan, (x1) 140MM
    Mouse
    Logitech M310
    Browser
    Chrome
    Other Info
    Blu-Ray Player, Hot-Swap Dock, E-Sata

Harrylowt

New Member
Pro User
my pleasure Collin, glad you got it working and can now cause mayhem in realms of gta :)

hopefully people with the same issue will be able to find this thread :)

all the best gaming.

cheers,
Harry
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1

MasterChief

Banned
My computer (see specs) almost plays this game well.

It will rock hardcore with it once I upgrade cpu to Core2 x6800 Extreme (best I can put). That CPU benchmarks about 3 times as fast as what I have now.

I'll likely get one used off EBAY. :)

Right now, it plays just about anything else well.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self-built Intel based
    CPU
    Pentium D 925 3.0 GHz socket 775, Presler @ ~ 3.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    Intel DQ965MT
    Memory
    Hyundai 2 GB DDR2 @ 333 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS DirectCU II HD7790-DC2OC-2GD5 Radeon HD 7790 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5
    Sound Card
    MOTU Traveler firewire interface
    Hard Drives
    1 Seagate Barracuda SATA II system/boot drive 80 GB, 2 Western Digital hdds - 1 is SATA II Caviar Black 1 TB attached to card (assorted media, page, temp), other is SATA I 420 GB (games, media, downloads)
    PSU
    Thermaltake 450W
    Cooling
    stock Gateway cooling, extra large fan in rear of case
    Keyboard
    Alienware/Microsoft Internet kb
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Internet Speed
    Optimum Online, fast for US
    Browser
    Pale Moon
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky integrated into ZoneAlarm+Antivirus

kentaa

New Member
I borrow this thread as I have similar problem, When I install gta in steam as the game requires Visual C + + 2005 but get an error message During The Installation


Error 1935 An error occurred During The installation of assembly 'Microsoft VC80 CRT.type = "win32." Version = "8.0.50727.4053". Public Key Token = "1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b." Processor architecture = "amd64"


And the game will not start without this package, I have tried downloading various 2005 + + + none of the versions have worked, I've also tried to install in safe mode but it did not work either. I have only 2008 + + + and 2010 + + + on the PC, I've tried to delete them and reinstall but 2005 sp1 does not work get the same error message, does anyone have a solution to this, searched the whole Google but there is not much information just for us who use windows 8.1, Help appreciated I'm getting crazy.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 8.1
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