Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto IV

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gen.ostro Jul 7, 2013 @ 12:58pm
GTA IV FATAL ERROR: Windos vista;need to have service pack 1 or higher to proceed
plase help.
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kitkat Jul 7, 2013 @ 1:00pm 
Are you running on Windows 7?
gen.ostro Jul 7, 2013 @ 1:19pm 
yes
EAzY-E Jul 7, 2013 @ 3:20pm 
Just use compatability mode
ZyCra BooN Jul 7, 2013 @ 4:11pm 
same problem wht is this fu.... pack 1 ?
Razorbak86 Jul 7, 2013 @ 5:09pm 
Set the GTA IV executable file to run in compatibility mode, and select "Windows Vista (Service Pack 1)" as the operating system in compatibility mode. Google for further details.
Turboz Jul 7, 2013 @ 6:54pm 
Check that you have all windows updates installed
Last edited by Turboz; Jul 7, 2013 @ 6:56pm
Turboz Jul 7, 2013 @ 6:55pm 
And install drivers for motherboard and 3d device etc.
Last edited by Turboz; Jul 7, 2013 @ 6:59pm
Turboz Jul 7, 2013 @ 7:02pm 
And Go to Microsoft site and download service pack one :)
kitkat Jul 7, 2013 @ 7:47pm 
Go to your steam/steamapps/common/Grand Theft Auto IV/gtaiv folder and find the "LaunchGTAIV" file and right click > properties > compatability > check the box and make sure it's set on Windows Vista service pack 1. That should fix the problem.
Q2ZA-77Rus Jul 8, 2013 @ 6:23am 
А у меня английский язык, был где-то официальный русификатор, но найти не могу! Помогите пожалуйста, мальчики, кто разбирается!
SteelEnforcer Jul 8, 2013 @ 11:30pm 
I MADE A SOCIAL CLUB ACCOUNT AND I TYPED IN MY SERIAL CODE AND I CLICK ON PLAY AND I CANT PLAY IT IS IT BECAUSE I DID SOMETHING WRONG OR IS IT MY PC? could someone please tell me?!?!?!
Harman Jul 23, 2013 @ 4:49am 
Originally posted by Andy's Toy:
Go to your steam/steamapps/common/Grand Theft Auto IV/gtaiv folder and find the "LaunchGTAIV" file and right click > properties > compatability > check the box and make sure it's set on Windows Vista service pack 1. That should fix the problem.
- This is what fixed the problem for me - best solution if anyone else has this
Originally posted by hsidhu28:
- This is what fixed the problem for me - best solution if anyone else has this
What do you meant its the best solution? I had the game since January 2009 and went through Windows Vista, Windows 7 then Windows 8. Never had I once used compatibility to Vista service pack 1. Using a newer Windows and forcing it to work as an aged old system can hardly be the best.
kitkat Jul 23, 2013 @ 10:10am 
Originally posted by Niko:
Originally posted by hsidhu28:
- This is what fixed the problem for me - best solution if anyone else has this
What do you meant its the best solution? I had the game since January 2009 and went through Windows Vista, Windows 7 then Windows 8. Never had I once used compatibility to Vista service pack 1. Using a newer Windows and forcing it to work as an aged old system can hardly be the best.

Google what year the game came out. Then google what year Windows 7, let alone Windows 8, came out. And it'd only be forcing that application to run as Vista, not the whole computer...
I am using Windows 7 and 8 for the game. I got the game since January 2009 and don't you think I should be unaware when the newer Windows came out? There are many who did not use compatibility mode as suggested by Rockstars themselves. I am not against the compatibility mode since its too simple.
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Date Posted: Jul 7, 2013 @ 12:58pm
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