Skyrim not Working in Windows 8.1, 10 for Some Players

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According to multiple forum postings, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is reportedly crashing and not working in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 for some users. Below are more details.
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Recently, new complaints have appeared related to games crashing in Windows 8.1. This time, players are complaining about The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim not working. Previously, we have reported many other problems with games in Windows 8.1, such as the following:

Now, here’s what one frustrated user is saying about The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim crashing in Windows 8.1:

While using windows 8 skyrim worked amazing, i switched to the preview and it still worked perfect. EVer since the full release of 8.1 skyrim literally launches to black screen then never does anything, no waiting for application, no auto close, just sits and never changes, ive gone though my settings configured them the right way with my monitor and my computer can easily handle this game it just seems to be windows 8.1. I even tried to play it using compatibility mode. I have also tried to re install it, launch w.o mods and dlc with no prevail. Ive also noticed a lot of 8.1 users having major issues with this game as well as similar games.

So, first of all, before upgrading to Windows 8.1, you need to know that there’s a high chance your saved games will be deleted. Secondly, you need to make sure you have ALL the latest drivers in place. Personally, for me, the game was flickering all the time in fullscreen, but not in window mode, so when I downloaded the latest graphics drivers, the problem has been fixed.

Also, you might get an error like this – “Failed to initialize renderer. Unknown error creating renderer.“. I suggest you to get the latest Nvidia drivers for this matter and you should be fine. If the issue persists, leave your comment below and we’ll try to find together a solution.

Various Skyrim errors and their fixes [2018 update]

Through the years, Skyrim received many updates and add-ons, but nothing is perfect, as you should know. Different errors and malfunctions have been reported and we managed to gather them and to search for fixes. We have prepared a list of errors and their fixes so you can play your favorite Skyrim version in Windows 10, 8.1 an 8 whithout any problem. Here are the guides:

If you search for more fixes for Skyrim, we recommend you take a closer look at all our list by using ‘search’ feature on our Home Page.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2013 and has been since revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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