Why am I not able to play Need for Speed Most wanted in Windows 8??

Original Title:How to play games without Origin app


Recently I upgraded my pc from windows7 Home Basic to windows8 pro. I played games like NFS MOST WANTED(2012) on my windows 7 PC. But when I installed the same game in windows8 pro pc it installed correctly but when i try to launch the game it shows a message : " No apps are installed to open this type of link(Origin)". I want to know that is Origin  required to play games on windows 8 pc. Can I play the game without installing origin. I don't know much about this Origin app because the game was working fine on my Windows 7 PC. Please tell me some good methods so that i can play the game.


Hi Shashank,


Thank you for choosing Windows 8 and we are happy to help you.


It looks like you are unable to play NFS Most Wanted (2012) in Windows 8.


Could you please provide us with the exact error message.

We don’t have any information available for the compatibility of this game with Windows 8. You can go through the link for your reference.



I would suggest you to uninstall the game, then  install the game in Windows 7 compatibility mode and make sure that the updated Direct X has been installed on the computer.


Follow these steps to uninstall the game.

a.      Press Windows key + X and select Control panel.

b.      Select Uninstall a program

c.       Select Need For Speed from the list and select Uninstall.


Follow the steps to install in Compatibility mode:

a.       Right click the set up file and select Properties then tap or click the Compatibility tab.
b.      Place a check in the Run this program in compatibility mode box.
c.       Tap or click the drop down box and select a previous Operating System, then tap or click OK.


Make older programs compatible with this version of Windows



If the above mentioned steps do not work, then I would suggest you to post the query on Need for Speed support forums. Here is the link for your reference.



For any further Windows related queries feel free to contact us. We will be happy to help you.

Tadasha Mishra

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Last updated November 28, 2020 Views 37,091 Applies to: