Solve “lotro won’t launch windows 10”

Since most of the users have come up with issues related to the launching of LOTRO in windows 10, here are some methods which can solve this issue.

Ways to solve the issues related to launching LOTRO

  1. Relaunch the game in Compatibility with Windows 7

Since LOTRO was launched years back than that of windows 10, the game turns out to be incompatible with windows 10. So, the most preferred solution for this is to launch the game in compatibility mode with earlier versions. This game will go with Windows 7. For this, you have to configure the game software used to launch it. To do that follow:

  • Open ‘File Explorer’.
  • Locate ‘LOTRO’ software. 
  • Right-click on ‘lotroclient.exe’. A drop-down menu appears. 
  • Select ‘Properties’.
  • Expand the ‘Compatibility’ section.
  • Check on ‘Run this program in compatibility mode’. A drop-down menu appears.
  • Select ‘Windows 7’.
  • Click on ‘Apply’.

Relaunch LOTRO to verify whether the problem is solved or not.

  1. Giving Admin Access

Sometimes users are not able to due to run LOTRO due to permission to access issues. For this, you need to make sure that the launcher has been granted admin issues by resetting controls in the UAC (User Account Preferences) in the system. This is allowed launcher make essential changes as per the updates released by the developers of the game for game dependencies. 

To provide the launcher with admin privileges, follow:

  • Open ‘File Explorer’.
  • Locate ‘LOTRO’ software. 
  • Right-click on the ‘Game Launcher’. A drop-down menu appears. 
  • Select ‘Properties’.
  • Select ‘Run as Administrator’.
  • Expand the ‘Compatibility’ section. 
  • Navigate to ‘Settings’ menu.
  • Tick mark on ‘Run this program as an administrator’ option.
  • Click on ‘Apply’.

Relaunch LOTRO to verify whether the problem is solved or not.

  1. Disabling Integrated GPU 

This method is applicable only when the problem of unsuccessful launching of LOTRO arises due to a dual-GPU setup. Since there are two GPUs, chances are that the game is preferring to use the incompatible integrated graphics card rather than the one meant for it. Force stopping the game software to use the integrated GPU by using Nvidia Control panel is not always helpful. So, to resolve this, you need to disable the integrated GPU by following the steps below:

  • Press ‘Win + R’ button to open the ‘Run’ command box.
  • Fill ‘devmgmt.msc’ in the blank.
  • Press ‘Enter’.
  • Expand ‘Display Adapters’.
  • Right-click on the integrated GPU
  • Choose on ‘Display Device’. A window opens.
  • Disable the integrated GPU.

Relaunch LOTRO to verify whether the problem is solved or not.

  1. Resetting LOTRO Graphics Settings

Sometimes due to enabling some graphical settings that are not compatible with the GPU, the game crash. To undo such graphical preferences made by the user before launching LOTRO with which the newer GPUs are uncomfortable to render with, follow the given directions to reset the settings:

  • Open the game menu.
  • Navigate to LOTRO graphics settings.
  • Hit the ‘Down Arrow’ icon to expand it.
  • Select ‘Options’.
  • Choose ‘Repair’. Another menu appears on the screen.
  • First click on ‘Graphics’ and then on ‘Revert Graphics’.
  • Finally, click ‘Accept’.

Relaunch LOTRO to verify whether the problem is solved or not.

  1. Installing the Missing Visual C++ Packs

Problems related to running LOTRO can also arise if an essential dependency related to Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 package is absent from the Windows installation. You need to manually download this Visual C++ package on Windows 10 via  official download page. Do remember to restart the PC once the installation is over. Relaunch LOTRO then.

  1. Clean installing LOTRO outside Steam

To resolve this ‘unable to launch LOTRO’ issue, try downloading the game software via official website without using Steam by following the steps below:

  • Press ‘Win + R’ button to open the ‘Run’ command box.
  • Type ‘‘appwiz.cpl’ in the blank.
  • Press ‘Enter’.
  • Find and expand ‘Programs and Features’.
  • Scroll to and right click on ‘LOTRO installation’. A drop-down menu appears.
  • Select ‘Uninstall’. 
  • Click on ‘OK’.
  • Restart the PC.
  • Launch the official website of LOTRO.
  • Click on ‘Download’ and choose ‘PC Download’. 
  • Once the process ends, click on ‘finish’.

Relaunch LOTRO to verify whether the problem is solved or not.

Conclusion

For such issues, the reason can both corrupted game files or the PC hardware. So, always verify problems in both PC and software. One of the above methods will surely fix the issue for you. So, enjoy gaming seamlessly!!