Grand Theft Auto 5 crashes on Windows 10 Creators Update [FIX]

Madeleine Dean By: Madeleine Dean
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Many gamers regret upgrading their rigs to the Windows 10 Creators Update due to a bevy of issues caused by this OS. As a quick reminder, the Creators Update enables Game DVR by default, causing various issues, including crashes.

If you’re experiencing crashes and other bugs while playing your favorite games on Windows 10 Creators Update, follow the troubleshooting steps listed in our fix article.

GTA5 players have encountered various bugs after upgrading to the Creators Update as well. More specifically, the GTA 5 launcher often crashes as soon as players open it. Here’s how one player describes this issue:

“GTA5 Launcher immediately crashes after Windows 10 Creator’s Update. I’ve done everything I can think of: disable windows game mode, disable w10 game bar, disable all my overlays, disable antivirus, repaired the game which completed in 5 seconds, reinstalled video card drivers CLEAN, reinstalled social club. Tried playing in admin mode, win7 mode, win8 mode.

Game was working completely fine until I did the creator’s update which was released today or something.”

How to fix GTA 5 crashes on Windows 10 Creators Update

Many players have confirmed that the culprits are the MSI Afterburner and the RivaTuner. You need to update both these tools to their latest version and this action should fix the majority of GTA 5 bugs affecting Windows 10 Creators Update gamers.

If you can’t update these tools, you can also reinstall them. To download the latest MSI Afterburner version, go to MSI’s website. You can download RivaTuner from Guru3D.

Also, don’t forget to download the latest graphics drivers on your computer. Both NVIDIA and AMD drivers now support the Creators Update OS.

In addition, you can try repairing the game with the Steam client. That’s a long-stretch solution but it might help you address the issue at hand. Just open the client. Then, in the Library, right-click on GTA 5 and open Properties. Under the Local Files tab, choose Verify integrity of game cache. After the process is done, try the game again and, hopefully, you won’t be bothered by crashes anymore.

Do you have any alternative solutions and feel like sharing? Tell us in the comments section below.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 2017 and has been since completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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