TL;DR - Been trying in install Forza Motorsport 7 for 4 days now. It worked before. It’s been installed since day one, and I have plenty of hours on it. One day I went to play and it said that it “couldn’t be found”, and I’ve been trying to reinstall it for 4 days. It’s currently stuck on installing again. So now I have no Forza, and apparently an unactivated Windows. Details & attempted solutions below.
So, Day 1, I downloaded it (it’s 96GB), and when it got to 99% it got an error and restarted to try again. Since the Windows store is terrible, it has to redownload the whole thing again. I did this 4 times that day, never worked. Looked up fixes, and tried resetting the windows store and repairing some registry files. Started the download and went to sleep.
Day 2: Wake up and check, It finished downloading, but is now stuck on Installing. Let it go for awhile, still stuck. Cancel and restart the download. Do this two more times, always gets stuck on Installing. Looked up more fixes. Tried downloading the Windows Store troubleshooter, and it didn’t find any issues. Look up more things, and apparently trying to repair a game by reinstalling it may not work unless you do a clean uninstall. I try doing that with a Windows Uninstaller, but it doesn’t even see Forza 7 on the list of apps. It can’t detect an issue. I download Revo Uninstaller, also doesn’t see the game. Decide to try updating Windows. Start that, go to sleep.
Day 3: Wake up, download FM7 again. This time, it downloads all the way, and installs. Perfect, right? Nope, it needs an update. I click update. Downloads it, and then gets stuck on installing. RIP. Then Windows puts a watermark in the lower right and says my Windows isn’t activated. I go to settings and then activation, to check. It says it can’t connect to their activation servers to check if it’s activated or not, and to make sure I’m connected to the internet or try again later. Wonderful. Fed up, go to sleep.
Day 4 (today): Downloaded Belarc (PC info program), run it and it shows my results. You can do this to find your license key. Open command prompt and run “slui 3” to bring up the key prompt. Get the key from the Belarc results and put it in. It says the key didn’t work.
I just want to play FM7.