Did I screw up?

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by loco365, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. loco365
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    So I got a new laptop on Monday and it came in last night, so I've been working to install the games that I own. Except for one - I bought a copy of GTA IV a while back because I had some spare MS points, and because I wanted to mod it. However, it only ran barely on my old laptop - I needed something more powerful. Fast forward a couple of years, and now that I have a more than capable device, I'm trying to install it.

    So I open the Games for Windows Marketplace client, and log in with my credentials, and it tries to update my purchases, only to tell me that "There was an error retrieving your purchase history. Please sign out and try again later." I've been trying this for roughly 12 hours to no avail. Is there any reason as to why I can't do this? I have the key itself for GTA IV, but I have no way to download and install it right now, and I'd really like to have a chance to try it on my new laptop.

    Things I've tried:
    1. Rebooting
    2. Flushing the DNS cache
    3. Reinstalling GFW
    4. Making sure .NET is up to date
    5. Signing out and signing back into GFW
    6. Trying a different network (One at home and one at school)
    7. Waiting and trying again
    8. Ensured date and time are set properly

    Am I just totally SOL? Or is there still a way to make use of the purchase that I made and still be able to download and install GTA IV?
     
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  2. Xenon Hacks

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    >>Games for Windows Marketplace client
    >>Not using Steam
     
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    actually north korea. please send help
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    >>ayy lmao
     
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  5. loco365
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    lol the reason I didn't use Steam was because GFW was just available at the time - I had a wallet in that because of the MS points on my Xbox 360 and I didn't even have a Steam account at the time.
     
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  6. Abcdfv

    Abcdfv What comes around goes around.

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    Is the time and date on your computer set properly?
     
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    Call Microsoft?
    They will perhaps be helpful?.... :rofl2:
    No, for real... Why wouldn't they?
     
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  8. loco365
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    Should be. It's brand-new.
     
  9. Abcdfv

    Abcdfv What comes around goes around.

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    I've had that problem before and it was because daylight savings time screwed my clock up. Aside from that idk.
     
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    Yeah, GFW wasn't all that great a service. If their server is down for a long time, dial up Microsoft and see what they say.
     
  12. loco365
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    Yeah. I was on their web support chat and they're going to look more into it and email me regarding any updates if any.
     
  13. HaloEliteLegend

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    Ah, well I hope they come up with something soon! Companies tend to be very lapse about old services like GFW, so it might be a while. Good luck!
     
  14. loco365
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    Yeah, if I don't get anything on it, I may call in and inquire as to what is going on.