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How do I install Dirt 3 in Windows 8?

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How do I install Dirt 3 in Windows 8?

In most cases users don't any problem installing Dirt 3. On the other hand, Dirt 3 displays some errors when installed on x64-bit version of Windows 8 operating system. This can naturally lead to some frustration. The issues occur due to some inadequate architecture of Windows 8. In case Dirt 3 causes any problem, some steps might be required to perform in order to fix the issue that can make users play Dirt 3 without any error.

How to Install Dirt 3 in Windows 8?

In order to install Dirt 3 in Windows 8, step-by-step instructions given below must be followed:

Method 1

  1. Log on to Windows 8 computer with the administrator account on which Dirt 3 is to be installed.
  2. Click Desktop tile from the Start screen to go to the desktop window.
  3. Once on the desktop screen, go to Control Panel.
  4. Remove Games For Windows – Live (GFWL) from the computer completely.
  5. Clean the registry settings of Dirt 3 game using any registry cleaner tool.
  6. Once done, restart the computer.
  7. After restart, re-install GWFL with the administrator account.
  8. Download Tinker game from Game For Windows – Live (GFWL).
  9. Once downloaded, install the game on the computer.
  10. After the successful installation of the game, log in to the Tinker.
  11. Close Tinker when done.
  12. Restart the Dirt 3 game to start playing in Windows 8.


  • Method 2

    1. Log on to Windows 8 computer with the administrator account on which Dirt 3 is to be installed.
    2. Click Desktop tile from the Start screen to go to the desktop window.
    3. Once on the desktop screen, click Internet Explorer icon from the taskbar to download Microsoft Flight from the Internet.
    4. Install the downloaded application.
    5. Configure Games For Windows – Live client (GFWLive.exe) to run in compatibility mode of Windows XP SP3 operating system.
    6. In the Internet Explorer window, type https://live.xbox.com/en-US/Profile in the address bar and press Enter.
    7. On the opened website, create a user profile.
    8. Install Dirt 3 game on Windows 8 computer with the installation DVD.
    9. Set Setup.exe installation file of Dirt 3 to run in compatibility mode of Windows XP SP3 operating system.
    10. Start the game when done.

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