TommyMG96 Jul 30, 2015 @ 9:51pm
Windows 10 | Steam games not launching problem
When I hit play on certain games it says "Preparing to launch", then just stops. The games won't start. Anyone know how to fix this? It's only doing this on Windows 10, everything worked fine when I was still using Windows 8.1
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Rushcalibuuur (Banned) Jul 30, 2015 @ 9:57pm 
did you update your gpu?
TommyMG96 Jul 30, 2015 @ 9:58pm 
Originally posted by Rushcaliber:
did you update your gpu?
Yeah AMD Catalyst 15.7.1 Drivers.
Last edited by TommyMG96; Jul 30, 2015 @ 10:00pm
JAMBALAM Jul 30, 2015 @ 10:52pm 
I have a similar problem - My games start and just eventually crash. Some games, notably Metal Gear Solid V GZ, attempt to launch but instead a large, blank, white window is displayed and then the game crashes. I updated AMD Catalyst 15.7.1 drivers before starting any game on Windows 10 and now hardly any games can run without a crash, bar Civ5.
HLCinSC Jul 30, 2015 @ 11:52pm 
Did you do a clean install of win 10?
TommyMG96 Jul 30, 2015 @ 11:53pm 
Originally posted by CharlestONE:
Did you do a clean install of win 10?
No, upgrade from Windows 8.1. I'd rather not do a clean install cause I have over 600gb of stuff on my hard drive.
HLCinSC Jul 30, 2015 @ 11:55pm 
OKhave you already done all the basics like veriying the cache, making sure drivers are up to date, refreshing steam's files, etc...?
bigboy944 Jul 30, 2015 @ 11:58pm 
Make sure you update steam and check the games files and see whats missing then verify the cache on it!
HLCinSC Jul 31, 2015 @ 12:07am 
One thing to try is if you have a game that's acting up, manually copy over the game's folder to somewhere, uninstall the game, reinstall the game but instead of downloading completely, close Steam, replace the games folder with the one you backed up, Steam should recognize the files, download any corrupt or missing files, and reinstall the game for you.
JAMBALAM Jul 31, 2015 @ 12:33am 
Originally posted by CharlestONE:
One thing to try is if you have a game that's acting up, manually copy over the game's folder to somewhere, uninstall the game, reinstall the game but instead of downloading completely, close Steam, replace the games folder with the one you backed up, Steam should recognize the files, download any corrupt or missing files, and reinstall the game for you.

Thanks for your advice. I did what you suggested (I like it, it's a neat little trick) but the same problem arises unfortunately.

These are the steps I've gone through the attempt to fix the problem with no success:
1) Completely clean reinstall of AMD drivers (used Display Driver Uninstaller in safe mode then reinstalled AMD Catalyst drivers v15.7.1 - I have a Raedon R9 280 GPU)
2) Run the game (MGS:V) using WIndows 8 compatibility settings
3) CharlestONE's aforementioned method
TommyMG96 Jul 31, 2015 @ 3:35am 
Originally posted by CharlestONE:
OKhave you already done all the basics like veriying the cache, making sure drivers are up to date, refreshing steam's files, etc...?
Yep all of those, it's only certain games doing it, my other games work just fine.
Ive got the new update as well and now there black borders covering the edges of the screen when i play games.
Last edited by Half-witted individual; Jul 31, 2015 @ 3:39am
Windows 10 will not run some games on steam its a bad update do not download windows 10
JAMBALAM Jul 31, 2015 @ 4:03am 
Originally posted by The Hopelessgamer:
Windows 10 will not run some games on steam its a bad update do not download windows 10

1) It's not Windows 10's problem, it's AMD's drivers. The latest update, 15.7.1, is causing it. All we can do is wait for an update. Actually, I've just had a thought - I'll roll back the drivers to 15.7 and see what happens, maybe with compatibility settings.

2) Windows 10 is not fully released for everyone yet, really. They're bringing it out in waves to address most obvious issues that we seem to be encountering now (I'm not talking about this thread's issue). Although you can jump the queue by downloading it from their website, they've only automatically shared it for people on the insider program (to the best of my knowledge, anyway)
jäger Aug 1, 2015 @ 9:25am 
Originally posted by Dr Death:
Ive got the new update as well and now there black borders covering the edges of the screen when i play games.
borderless gaming!
DarkiDarki Sep 9, 2015 @ 8:45am 
Originally posted by tobotimus:
Originally posted by The Hopelessgamer:
Windows 10 will not run some games on steam its a bad update do not download windows 10

1) It's not Windows 10's problem, it's AMD's drivers. The latest update, 15.7.1, is causing it. All we can do is wait for an update. Actually, I've just had a thought - I'll roll back the drivers to 15.7 and see what happens, maybe with compatibility settings.

2) Windows 10 is not fully released for everyone yet, really. They're bringing it out in waves to address most obvious issues that we seem to be encountering now (I'm not talking about this thread's issue). Although you can jump the queue by downloading it from their website, they've only automatically shared it for people on the insider program (to the best of my knowledge, anyway)

It's not an AMD problem, I have the exact same problem and I don't have AMD. This is most probably a Steam problem with Windows 10, as I was able to play a DRM-Free version of Rogue Legacy but not the Steam version. I wrote to Steam support three weeks ago, still waiting for the answer (They gave me a fix that did not work, and it didn't even have instructions for Windows 10). It seems there are a lot of people having the same problem currently, hope it gets fixed.
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