Yeah thats all that happens. I bought it on steam digitally. But theres a ReadMe file in the Gta 4 folder and it has a list of downloads. Is that what I need or does it not work for windows 8.1? also I have a toshiba not a vista7 :(

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Uninstall any existing version of Games for Windows Live via your Computer's Software Panel. Then head over to Microsoft and install this version of it:


(login with Live ID required)

Afterwards, restart your Computer and try again. If it still does not work, set the executable of GTA IV to Compatibility Mode with Vista/7.

In addition, have a look at this answer too.

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