GTA IV FATAL ERROR WS10

I've recently Installed GTA IV for my PC. I have windows 7 and I try to run the game and it says "FATAL ERROR WS10" And then prompts me to close the program. It seems as though problems in the same genre are common nowadays with PC games that are cross console. Any suggestions would be helpful Please. Thank You!
 

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Last updated September 15, 2019 Views 17,545 Applies to:

If using the retail disk version -
Have you patched the game (if using the Steam version Steam will automatically patch
before allowing you to play) ? Download the patches from Rockstar.   1.0.7  is the final patch.
( I don't recall if this patch is cumulative, or if I installed it. I may have stopped at 1.0.5 and I avoid
being on line when launching the game to keep GFWL from stuffing it up).

Retail or Steam - Have you done the following -
-Installed the 'important' Windows Updates, sp1 in particular, but there are several other
updates that relate to gaming.
- Updated Direct X via the DX Web Installer ?
Download details: DirectX End-User Runtime

- Updated MS .NET framework ? After installing .NET 4.0 use Windows updates to update it.
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=17718

- Uninstall the Games For Windows Live client, Marketplace, and  Windows Live
Sign In Assistant
. Reinstall GFWL with the one below.
Download: Games for Windows Software Setup 3.5 - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

I don't recall if marketplace comes with the client or if it needs to be installed separately , or at all
(may be required because I have it installed and have absolutely no need for marketplace)  -
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/LIVE/PC/DownloadClient

-If you do not want to play GTA4 on line use the  xliveless.dll  (replaces the xlive.dll in the games install folder) This can be downloaded from most of the GTA4 mod sites.

-Once you get to the setup screen you may find there is an issue with VRAM, depending on which
graphics card you are using. To fix this make a  Command Prompt as follows -
Open notepad and add the lines below, then name the file   commandline.txt 

-width 1920
-height 1080
-norestrictions
-nomemrestrict
-availablevidmem 6.0

If none of the above helps try Rockstar support and forums
.

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I've recently Installed GTA IV for my PC. I have windows 7 and I try to run the game and it says "FATAL ERROR WS10" And then prompts me to close the program. It seems as though problems in the same genre are common nowadays with PC games that are cross console. Any suggestions would be helpful Please. Thank You!

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After I first upgraded to windows 10, GTA 5 would not run with out killing my frame rate . Then I saved and closed GTA 5 and verified the files. Then I restarted the game and it wouldn't load after the launcher, so I had reverted my OS back to Win 7 pro and the game ran fine, I didn't run into any problems. Then I installed the Windows 10 upgrade again due to windows update spamming and it wouldn't load the game after opening the social club launcher.

If Rock Star Games are a Windows Live clients, then why hasn't Windows live games genuinely confronted this issue in consideration of compatibility?

I do not want to lose my Windows 10 upgrade, but if I can't get help with this issue. I choose being able to use a program I paid for over cosmetic streamlining.  

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