Xbox Game Pass is a service from Microsoft where games can be downloaded and played without buying. Instead, you pay a monthly subscription. Like any other game on Xbox, Xbox App or Microsoft Store App allows on to install games available in the library. However, if you can’t install Xbox Game Pass Games on Windows PC, follow our suggestion to fix it.
Can’t download or install Xbox Game Pass Games on Windows 11/10
If you can’t install Game Pass Games on your PC, follow these suggestions:
- Check if you have the right Game Pass
- Clear Cache of Xbox Game Pass App
- Update to the latest Windows 11/10 version
- Admin privileges for Games
- Give Admin privileges for Games
- Check Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter
- Repair Game if it keeps crashing or doesn’t work
- Cannot Sign in to Xbox Live
Just before we start, make sure that the Xbox Game App is working fine on the Windows PC.
1] Check if you have the right Game Pass
If you already had Xbox Game pass for your Xbox console and you are trying to use the same on the computer, it will not work. You should upgrade to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to enjoy all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass on both your Xbox One console and your Windows 10 PC.
If you have any prepaid time on Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass when you join Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, we will apply it toward Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, up to a maximum of 36 months.
2] Clear Cache of Xbox Game Pass App
- Go to Settings > Apps and then click on the Xbox App.
- Click on Advanced and then click on Reset or Repair
- Close the app, relaunch and check if you can install the Xbox Game Pass Games on Windows PC
Microsoft has renamed the original Xbox App to Xbox Console Companion app to manage everything on Xbox. The new Xbox app is the primary destination for gamers to connect with their friends, browse for games, and experience Xbox Game Pass for PC.
3] Upgrade to the latest version of Windows 11/10
I am sure many of you have already updated to Windows 10 v1903, but if you haven’t, Game Pass for Windows 10 needs v1903 for games to work properly. So if you want to use Game Pass, make sure to upgrade.
4] Gine Admin privileges for Games
Part of games may need admin privileges for it to install and work properly. I would suggest you always to install games with admin privileges. If you are not an admin user, make sure to ask someone to install the games for you. A local admin account works as well.
5] Check Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter
Windows 10 v1903 offers recommendations when you face any issue with any application or with Windows. Make sure to go to Windows 10 Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshooter. Run the recommended option or run the Windows Store Apps troubleshooter.
6] Repair the Game if it keeps crashing or doesn’t work
Not only do you need to make sure you have a compatible driver, but you also need to try the repair feature for Windows Store apps.
Go to Settings > Apps > Apps & features. Select the game that’s not working, and then select Advanced options under the name of the game. Then click on Repair.
7] Cannot Sign in to Xbox Live
Most of the XboxLive-enabled games from third-party developers need end-users to accept the consent dialog boxes before they can sign into that game. These dialog boxes can appear behind your make, which makes them almost invisible. You need to use the Alt-Tab key to bring them upfront to accept and play them manually.
Apart from these, if you are not able to download the games, receive an error when trying to download a game or not ready to launch the game, then there are several factors involved. Make sure you have a stable internet connection, enough storage space on the computer, and so on.
We hope these tips were easy to follow, and you were able to install the Game Pass Games on Windows 11/10 PC.