Windows 10: Transferring an installed game on the Microsoft Store to another computer game not owned

Discus and support Transferring an installed game on the Microsoft Store to another computer game not owned in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; I have a game installed on an old computer. It says "This product is installed" and it allows me to open the game and play it. It also gives me the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by Zaid Al-Kazemi, Apr 22, 2021.

  1. Transferring an installed game on the Microsoft Store to another computer game not owned


    I have a game installed on an old computer. It says "This product is installed" and it allows me to open the game and play it. It also gives me the option to "Buy to own", which I assume would give me full control and allow me to install this game on 10 different devices as I read elsewhere. Since the game is already installed on this old computer, and I am able to play it there, how do I transfer this ability to my new computer? Instead of buying a game I already own just to play it on my new computer. I am not expecting to be able to play it on both devices as I did not "Bu

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    Zaid Al-Kazemi, Apr 22, 2021
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  2. purchased game

    Hi,

    To install a game on you need to make sure that you sign in on your computer using the Microsoft account that you use to purchased the game. To install a game on Windows 10, you may follow the steps below:

    • Using your Microsoft account, sign in to the PC where you want to install your games.
    • On the Start screen, select the Store icon.
    • In the Store, select Games from the menu.
    • Browse to and select the game you want to buy.

    If you already own the game, you can install it on your PC. Otherwise, select Install to download and install the game.

    Should you need further assistance, feel free to post anytime.
     
    Wilfred Mac, Apr 22, 2021
    #2
  3. installing a game

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.
    We regret the inconvenience caused to you.


    Please try the steps given below and check if the issue persists:

    Step 1:

    I suggest you to right click on the game and try to run as administrator and check.

    Step 2: if that doesn't help I suggest you to install game in compatibility mode and check:

    Follow the steps below on how to install game in compatibility mode:

    1. Download the game from the manufacturer’s website and save it on your local disk.

    2. Right click on the setup file of the game and select “Properties”.

    3. Select “Compatibility” Tab.

    4. Place a check mark next to “Run this program in Compatibility mode” and select operating system from the drop down list.

    5. Let the game install and then check the functionality.

    Hope this helps.

    Thank you.
     
    Venkatesh1709, Apr 22, 2021
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  4. Transferring an installed game on the Microsoft Store to another computer game not owned

    Microsoft Sudoku Daily Challenge game crashes during the game.

    Hi LJamesBlythe,

    Having a corrupted game file is one of the potential reasons why Microsoft Sudoku crashes when playing. To help you resolve this concern, I need to gather more details. Kindly answer the questions below:

    • When did the issue start?
    • Are you experiencing this concern with all of your games?
    • What are the troubleshooting steps you have done so far?
    • Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling the affected game?

    In the meantime, I suggest that you perform the troubleshooting steps below:

    Step 1: Run the troubleshooter for Windows apps using the link below. This can help remove problems with an app from Microsoft Store.

    Click here

    Step 2: Check for updates for apps and games from Windows Store. Kindly click the link below to proceed:

    Check for updates for apps and games from Windows Store

    Step 3: Delete Temporary files. This will help delete temporary files that have been stored on your computer.

    1. Click Start and click Settings.
    2. Select System.
    3. Select Storage.
    4. Select This PC.
    5. Click Temporary files.
    6. Choose Temporary files.
    7. Click Remove files.

    Step 4: Reset the game from the Settings menu.

    1. Click Start and click Settings.
    2. Select System.
    3. Select Apps and features.
    4. Find the game and click Advanced options.
    5. Click Reset. You need to restart your computer to let the changes take effect.

    Kindly update us with the results, so that we can assist you further.
     
    Wilfred Mac, Apr 22, 2021
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