Originally Posted by Tobe404
So I have to install BF4 and launch it on Windows 7 FIRST... save the Windows 7 version of BF4 folder that actually launches and put that on a backup drive.
THEN reinstall Windows 8.1 and paste the Windows 7 BF4 folder back onto my Windows 8.1 Drive? You have to be kidding me. Sorry about the caps but ffs, Lol.
I do appreciate the solution though and will give it a try when I can be buggered reinstalling Windows 7 then 8.1.
re-installing? No not at all
- I thought you had both win7 and win8.1 on separate drives like I do.
In that case - if nothing works (try looking around on google) - if nothing comes of it - then just simple try to:
Move BF4 folder out of the origin one (on your win8.1 desktop for example)
-Then open origin
-Start BF4 download (you won't have it installed anymore thus download will start from scracth)
-Wait 3mins for download to do its thing
-Close origin (whilst it's downloading -> don't cancel the download)
-Paste the BF4 folder you had on your desktop back to the origin one
-You'll see the download finish and "ready to play"
-However, close origin again
-Now it will say :"Bf4 installed"
-Then check for updates (make sure everything is up-to-date)
-Do a "repair"
-Then try and launch BF4
If ALL of that still doesn't work - redownload BF4 from scratch.
There's NO NEED to install win7 or win8.1. That's got nothing to do with it.
It's most probably linked to origin going full retard.
Originally Posted by BruceB
So this is a WIn8 issue? I thought BF4 <3'd Win8?
I've had the issue 2x: on win8 and win8.1
I don't know what it is, but on win7 works flawlessly.