Windows 10: Launching Games

Discus and support Launching Games in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; Im having trouble downloading a game. Everything is updated and should be compatible with the game. Every time I try to download it it says, Failed to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by NamePending46, Feb 23, 2021 at 3:02 PM.

  1. Launching Games


    Im having trouble downloading a game. Everything is updated and should be compatible with the game. Every time I try to download it it says, Failed to initialize Direct3D.
    Make sure you have at least DirectX 9.0c installed, have drivers for your
    graphics card and have not disabled 3D acceleration
    in display settings.
    InitializeEngineGraphics failed

    :)
     
    NamePending46, Feb 23, 2021 at 3:02 PM
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    Hi Wesley,

    Windows 10 is gamer-friendly by design. If an issue like being unable to launch a game happens, it can be caused by outdated display driver or other factors that cause conflict when launching the app. For us to better assist you, we'd like to ask for additional
    information. Please answer the following:

    • What build and version of Windows 10 are you using?
    • Are you getting an error message when launching the game?
    • Have you made any changes to the settings or installed updates prior to this issue?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you tried so far?
    • What specific games are you having issues with?

    We will wait for your response.
     
    Jennifer Cha, Feb 23, 2021 at 3:07 PM
    #2
  3. Games won't launch and run in background.

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community, we appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    Please do let us know with the following information for better assistance:

    • What exactly do you mean by games does not run in the background?
    • Which are the games you are trying to launch?
    • Were you able to see any error code/ error notification while trying to launch the game?
    • Have you tried any troubleshooting steps?

    I would like to inform that the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable x86,
    usually occupy 1 GB of the storage space.

    I suggest you to run disk cleanup to free the memory: Free up drive space in Windows 10
    and check.

    Hope it helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of this issue and required information, we will be happy to assist you further.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Feb 23, 2021 at 3:07 PM
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    I can't launch games

    Hi,

    There are several factors that we have to take into consideration when troubleshooting issues with launching games on Windows 10. Here's a list of the possible reasons:

    • An outdated game version
    • Outdated Windows 10 OS
    • Corrupted game data
    • Software conflicts
    For us to determine the root cause of this issue, kindly answer the following questions:

    • What are the games affected?
    • Are you using the physical copy or the digital version of the games? If you're using the digital version, may we know where did you download the games?
    • Are you encountering this issue when launching the games online or offline?
    If you've downloaded the games from the Windows Store, we recommend running the Windows apps troubleshooter. Click this

    link
    to run this troubleshooter.

    You may also check if there are updates available for the games by following the steps provided on this

    link
    . Keeping the game version up-to-date can help resolve common issues with games on Windows 10.

    Keep us posted with the progress. We're here to clear things up.
     
    Catherine Cus., Feb 23, 2021 at 3:07 PM
    #4
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