GFWL just stopped working today. I get an error when ever I try to run a game or use the marketplace."A required windows component is disabled in your system" it has a link to a pointless and unusable xbox help page. I cant play any of my GFWL games including dirt 3 that I just bought off steam. I have tried running services.msc and msconfig to make sure that the live ID thing is on and set to automatic also the BITS must be on and set to automatic. I have tried everything out there that I can think off I even tried calling support at microsoft which was pointless. Please help.
A required Windows component is disabled...GFWL error.
I don't know if it will help, but maybe this thread has some stuff you haven't tried...? Toward the bottom they talk about making another user account. You didn't say you tried that yet. Anyway, good luck.
Ok so I found a way to fix the problem. I had to create a second admin user account in windows. When I use the second account GFWL works fine. Why it works I have no idea but o well. It sucks that Dark Souls will use this shitty "service" but I will still buy it. Thanks for the help everyone and if you have this problem try the second admin user account thing first it might work for you.
Took Funzzo's advice and instead... Windows 7 users, right click the GFWL file from the start menu (or desktop, etc.) 'Run as Administrator'. Should work fine. I should have known that GFWL and Win 7 wouldn't be compatible without going through extra steps.
ok ive spent a long time on trying to figure it out and im almost positive ive found it. what you need to do is go to your user account settings and remove your password. i know it sounds stupid but it works, for some reason having a password messes it up
you would think they could have figured out gfwl by now. Its been a long time. But it's still broken as hell, it didn't work on windows 8 if it was installed with a game, I had to uninstall that version and re-install it from the standalone installer, but then it couldn't handle my network, and I got mysterios unclear errors withe error codes, and exposing the raw underlying exception for some reason. Turns out that was because it sucks at upnp and couldn't open the like 17 ports it needs. -
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