How to Fix FIFA 15 Problems in Windows 10

Ivan Jenic
by Ivan Jenic
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5 quick solutions to fix FIFA 15 issues

  1. Check if Media Player is enabled
  2. Disable MSI Afterburner
  3. Update your drivers
  4. Disable Game Mode and Game DVR
  5. Additional solutions

FIFA is one of the most popular sport simulation games ever. Fans are exciting about the new release of the game every year. But as you run FIFA 15 on your Windows 10 computer for the first time, you may experience some unexpected issues. So, I’ll try to solve these problems for all those who are facing them.
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What to do if you can’t play FIFA 15 on PC

Solution 1 – Check if Media Player is enabled

I was wandering around EA Sports forums searching for the possible solutions, and I saw that a lot of people don’t have any problems with FIFA 15 on Windows 10, as it runs very smooth.

However, a couple of players said that they actually have some problems with crashing, but one user found a suitable solution for that.

According to him, the crashing problem will occur if your Media Player isn’t enabled, so all you have to do to prevent crashes in FIFA 15 is to turn on your Media Player again. Follow these instructions to do so:

  1. Go to Search, type ‘control panel’ and open Control Panel
  2. Click on Programs
  3. Under Programs and Features, open Turn Windows features on or off windows features on or off
  4. Expand Media Features and check Windows Media Player
  5. Click OK and restart your computer

Try to run your FIFA again and you should have any problems with crashing anymore.

Solution 2 – Disable MSI Afterburner

If you’re using some software for monitoring your computer temperature, like MSI Afterburner, it may cause some crashing errors, too. So try to disable it, and check if your FIFA 15 is now working.

This is because some temperature monitoring programs may have conflicts with some Origin features, and this probably prevents your FIFA 15 from working. Maybe Origin will release some kind of patch that fixes this by itself, but until then, you just disable the program, and you’re good.

Solution 3 – Update your drivers

Of course I can also tell you to check if your graphic card drivers are updated, but I guess you already knew and did that, so drivers won’t be an issue.

But in case you didn’t upgrade your graphics card drivers after you upgraded your system to Windows 10, you should definitely do that. Not just because of FIFA, but because it could cause a lot of other problems.

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Solution 4 – Disable Game Mode and Game DVR

Surprisingly, some of the new Windows 10 features that have been specially developed to enhance your gaming experience, may actually prevent you from playing your favorite titles.

Try turning off Game Mode and Game DVR and check if you can play FIFA 15 now.

To do that, go to Settings > Gaming > Game Mode > toggle Game Mode off.fifa 19 bugs

Solution 5 – Additional solutions

If you still can’t enjoy smooth FIFA 15 gaming sessions, here are some additional methods that you can use:

  • Run the game in compatibility mode
  • Update your Origin client.
  • Make sure that you’re running the latest DirectX, VC++, and .NET Framework versions.
  • Lower your in-game graphics settings.
  • Check the integrity of your game files.

That’s it, I hope these solutions helped you with your FIFA 15 problems in Windows 10. If you have any other Windows 10-related issues you can check for the solution in our Windows 10 Fix section.


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2015 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in August 2015 and was revamped and updated in October 2018 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
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