Gears of war 4 windows 10 back up?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by peck1234, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. peck1234

    peck1234 MDL Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    I usually reformat my computer every two years just to keep the OS clean and fresh . On steam I simply re-download the app then reassociate the folder and all my games are there. I recently purchased gears of war on windows 10 and was wondering how to re-associate my games after reformatting windows with out having to re-download?

    TONSCHUH MDL Addicted

    Jun 11, 2012
    #2 TONSCHUH, Oct 14, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2016
    You have to re-download the whole lot, even if it's installed on a non-OS drive.

    You have also to be on Build and not on a preview-build, because GoW4 refuses to work on them.

    I'm on Build 14393.321 at the moment and GoW4, F3:H and F6:A are working on it.

    I wasted pretty much 2 weeks and around 750GB of data only for that games to get it down, installed and running.

  3. specialex

    specialex MDL Novice

    Oct 12, 2009
    9. In the Powershell window type the following (hint: rename the install package to something short beforehand) Then just wait for the install to finish (If you want to install somewhere other than C: drive, go to Settings -> System -> Storage and change the install drive under 'New apps will save to:')

    add-appxpackage Halo5Forge.EAppx
  4. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

    Jul 4, 2014
    #6 Hadron-Curious, Oct 15, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2016
    Do you mean 7.5GB? I can't imagine 750GB data being expended to download a game. That size would possibly be more than my yearly data use.