Xlive.dll is a Dynamic Linking Library(DLL) by Microsoft which is part of “Games for Windows Live”. Errors arising due to Xlive.dll could be due to either deletion of Xlive.dll file, misplaced, corrupted by malware, or registry key is messed up. Unable to start a program or game due to this error can be frustrating. Let us look at ways to resolve this issue. This issue can be usually resolved by properly re-installing the Xlive.dll file.
Note: You can try reinstalling the “Games for Windows Live package” from the link. This can help you to get rid of this error as it reinstalls the required DLLs for the games. Alternatively, you can also reinstall the program or game which was throwing the error. This also can do the trick for you.
Steps to Fix Xlive.dll is Missing Error
Step 1: Open the link to download xlive.dll.
Step 2: Check the latest version of DLL available in the link and click on Download. Check version, language, and description before clicking the download button.
Step 3: Once the zip file is downloaded extract it using WinZip or WinRAR.
Step 4: Inside the zip file you will see the xlive.dll. Select and copy the file to the below folder path. There will be a confirmation popup for copy file action. Click on Continue and if User Account Control (UAC) popup dialog appears, click Yes on it.
Note: It’s always good to keep a backup of original DLL files before overwriting them while copying.
Step 5: Now restart your system and check whether the issue is resolved. Ideally, the issue should be resolved. If not then follow the below steps.
Step 6: Now copy the xlive.dll file to the below path. Click Continue on the confirmation popup for copy file action. Click Yes in the User Account Control(UAC) dialogue if pops up.
Step 7: Now restart your system again and recheck whether the issue is resolved.
Hope the article was informative and you were able to get rid of the error. Comment and let us know whether copying the file to the System32 folder or SysWOW64 solved your issue. Thank you for reading. Happy reading!!
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