LW Will Not Start After Windows 10 Update

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LW Will Not Start After Windows 10 Update

Postby pingpong » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:04 pm

Hi

I've had this same issue happen each time I update Win 10 (I am using the Insiders Program's version of Windows 10 which is updated frequently). After the Windows 10 Update, I cannot open LW and need to validate local cache and re-install LW and all the various mods before I can play again. Is there an easier fix/solution to this (short of buying a new Win 10 license)?

Thank you in advance.

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Re: LW Will Not Start After Windows 10 Update

Postby johnnylump » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:23 pm

One of the things the mod does on install is directly change the vanilla .exe (so mods work at all). That can trip all kinds of issues that only a clean install can fix. Not sure that's what is going on in your case, though.

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Re: LW Will Not Start After Windows 10 Update

Postby pingpong » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:03 am

johnnylump wrote:One of the things the mod does on install is directly change the vanilla .exe (so mods work at all). That can trip all kinds of issues that only a clean install can fix. Not sure that's what is going on in your case, though.


Thanks for your response. I was hoping that this was a common problem and that someone may have addressed it already ...

Thanks anyways and best of luck on your new projects!

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Re: LW Will Not Start After Windows 10 Update

Postby szmind » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:14 am

The issue might result from Windows 10 preventing changes in .exe files within Program Files directory (if Steam's game folder is installed there). So if the modded game does not start, I would check if Windows had not restored the original .exe from its 'shadow copy'. The only solution might be moving Steam outside Program Files - ugh... big job.

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Re: LW Will Not Start After Windows 10 Update

Postby pingpong » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:36 am

szmind wrote:The issue might result from Windows 10 preventing changes in .exe files within Program Files directory (if Steam's game folder is installed there). So if the modded game does not start, I would check if Windows had not restored the original .exe from its 'shadow copy'. The only solution might be moving Steam outside Program Files - ugh... big job.


Thanks for the response. However, my Steam installation is on a seperate drive -- I have my OS on SSD and the Steam's game folder on a HDD


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