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Games for Windows LIVE: How to update a LIVE game or update the LIVE client software
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If a LIVE game update or the Games for Windows - LIVE client software is not automatically installed when you connect to Games for Windows – LIVE, you may have to install the update yourself.
How to install a LIVE game updateIf your Game for Windows – LIVE game does not automatically update, be aware that game updates are typically available from the game developer's or publisher's Web site. Please visit the game's support Web site to obtain the game update. For information about how to find a game developer's or publisher's Web site, please visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/games/en-US/Support/Pages/gameSupport.aspx#PublishersIn Windows 7, you can obtain game updates by using Games Explorer. For more information about Games Explorer, please visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/games-explorerTo download a game update in Games Explorer, follow these steps:
How to install the latest Games for Windows – LIVE client updateIf your Games for Windows – LIVE client software does not automatically update, the following dialog box may be displayed.
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Click the first link, which will let you manually download and install the software update. Or, click the second link to use Microsoft Update to automatically update the software.
How to manually update the Games for Windows – LIVE client softwareTo manually update the Games for Windows – LIVE client software yourself, do one of the following things:
How to automatically update the Games for Windows – LIVE client softwareYou can enable the Games for Windows - LIVE client software to update itself automatically. To do this, follow these steps:
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