Can't run any PC Game Pass games at all anymore (Windows cannot access the specified device...

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  1. Can't run any PC Game Pass games at all anymore (Windows cannot access the specified device...


    As of about 3 months ago, I am no longer able to run any games on PC Game Pass. I have an active subscription. I have installed and reinstalled several games. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the Xbox App, the Windows Store, Gaming Services.

    This is the error that I get. I notice that it has the C directory notated when all games are installed on another drive, if that happens to make a difference.

    Any assistance would be great.


    Can't run any PC Game Pass games at all anymore (Windows cannot access the specified device... [​IMG]


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    AlphaOmegaStrife, Jan 22, 2022
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  2. N1NJ4 Potatoe Win User

    Xbox Game Pass PC game .exe location?

    Hi, having also wondered this as I just got Game Pass for PC simply because its such a good deal, here is what I found:

    Despite installing the game into my E: drive, the .exe file is still located in my OS C: drive.

    The address for Metro Exodus for example was;

    C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\DeepSilver.ProjectWindfall_1.0.11.0_x64__hmv7qcest37me

    The application file has no icon or anything and trying to launch the game using this exe will display the error:

    Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriete permissions to access the item.

    This is despite me having full access over the folder and its subcontents (otherwise microsoft doesnt allow you to even open them in the first place). It seems like regardless of being able to access the .exe, only the Xbox Game Pass (Beta) app allows it to
    be run.
  3. patrickb1973 Win User

    Xbox Game Pass PC game .exe location?

    Hi, having also wondered this as I just got Game Pass for PC simply because its such a good deal, here is what I found:

    Despite installing the game into my E: drive, the .exe file is still located in my OS C: drive.

    The address for Metro Exodus for example was;

    C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\DeepSilver.ProjectWindfall_1.0.11.0_x64__hmv7qcest37me

    The application file has no icon or anything and trying to launch the game using this exe will display the error:

    Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriete permissions to access the item.

    This is despite me having full access over the folder and its subcontents (otherwise microsoft doesnt allow you to even open them in the first place). It seems like regardless of being able to access the .exe, only the Xbox Game Pass (Beta) app allows it to
    be run.
    I have the same problem with whatever game i install, you can not start or use the .exe of the game.
  4. FiDRoC Win User

    BF:3 BETA

    Yeah unfortunately my gaming rig is still powered by XP (don't do that much PC gaming anymore) so i'm not even sure i'll be able to partake in it tbh being as the email specified Windows 7
  5. andersonpassos Win User

    Windows cannot access the specified device Error while trying to open games

    Thank you for contact us! I'm Anderson, an Independent Consultant and a Microsoft user like you.

    good afternoon

    It is possible that your profile does not have the necessary permissions, check if your account is an administrator account.

    also check if your account is logged not only on the xbox app, but also on the microsoft store.

    and finally if everything is correct, try this:

    Microsoft has released an update to correct this issue. To install the update, follow these steps:

    Select the Start button in the lower left corner of the main screen and select Settings.

    Select Update and Security > Check for Updates.

    Select View optional updates, then select update KB5004476 from the list.

    KB5004476

    Select Download and Install.

    When the update is complete, restart the device.

    You should now be able to install, update and launch games.

    Are you still in trouble?

    Create a notepad file with the following name:

    "RepairGamingServices.ps1"

    inside the file paste this text (if quotes):

    "

    Get-AppxPackage *gamingservices* -allusers | remove-appxpackage -allusers

    Remove-Item -Path "HKLM:\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\GamingServices" -recurse

    Remove-Item -Path "HKLM:\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\GamingServicesNet" -recurse

    "

    Then, to run, right-click on the file, and run as administrator. then restart windows. then you need to open the Xbox app from Windows 10 that will be warning you that you need to install an extra component for the app, accept and wait for the installation. After that, Microsoft guarantees that you will be able to reopen and download Xbox Game Pass games on Windows 10.
  6. Lucas Lauer Win User

    Windows cannot access the specified device Error while trying to open games

    Hello, kro. Thanks for reaching out! I'm an Independent Advisor and a Microsoft Community expert user. I'll be happy to assist you today.

    Did you try to make a new user account and play your games there?

    This should work for people having this issue.

    The other option if you don't want to create a new user account is to do a full reset of the main account, which means losing all files/registry updates, programs, etc.
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