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Xlive.dll is missing how to download xlive.dll and fix the error

If you’re trying to run some game (for example, GTA 4, Batman Arkham City or Fallout 3) and see the error, saying that:

The program can’t start because xlive.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

Xlive.dll is missing error

Here is the easy and working way to fix it and download xlive.dll onto your computer.

The first thing you should ask when experiencing “dll is missing” problems is “what that DLL file is”. In our case, xlive.dll stands for Microsoft Games for Windows Live. You should search for some dll download websites, torrents, or so-called DLL-fixer software: just go to Microsoft website for Games for Windows.

Xlive.dll file properties

Download xlive.dll and install it

As I said before, xlive.dll is a part of Games for Windows Live by Microsoft and it can be downloaded on the official website http://www.microsoft.com/en-US/download/details.aspx?id=5549

Download xlive.dll

After download, the setup program will install all the necessary components for games to run, and the “xlive.dll is missing from your computer” system error should be gone.Install games for windows live

If you still need separate xlive.dll file

If your game still doesn’t start, find xlive.dll file in your Windows/SysWow64 or Windows/System32 folder (it should be there after the previous step) and copy it to the game’s root folder.

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