When you install the MSI gaming app on your Windows 10, everything may work fine. The issue occurs when you shut down your PC, and then the app may not open like before and it is only available on the Task Manager list. The reason maybe you are using a MSI app for changing or controlling LED FX, setting OC mode quickly.
This problem is able to be temporarily fixed by reinstalling the MSI app, but when you restart the computer, this issue will show up again. It means reinstalling is not a fixed solution to this issue.
However, you do not have to worry as there are some other solutions. These following methods are the only ones working for you. Please try all the methods step by step and pray that the MSI gaming app opening issue will be fixed forever.
Solution 1: Install the latest version of MSI gaming app (recommended)
Most of the time, users encounter errors when they update their Windows version or get an update for the latest Windows version. The issue caused by a compatibility issue. Fortunately, there is a perfect solution or this kind of error. You can just uninstall your latest version of the MSI gaming app and reinstall the newest version from the official website of MSI.
In order to prevent the error, please follow these following steps. First, look for Add or remove programs on your Windows search bar. Second click on Add or remove programs. Third, search the MSI Gaming Center on the search bar or locate it manually. Forth, uninstall the program. Fifth, click Finish when uninstalling completely. Sixth, restart your computer.
Seventh, go to https://www.msi.com/support#support_download. Eighth, navigate under the Select Your Product screen > search for your laptop or Desktop computer. ninth, enter each relevant setup information until you reach the device support page. Tenth, click the Download button located on the left menu to go to the utility.
After that, scroll down until you reach the entry for the MSI Gaming App. Eleventh, click the red download icon that is placed next to its name to start the process of download > find the file in the Downloads folder > right click and choose Extract > run the installer > follow the onscreen steps.
Everything is done here. Now it is time for you to check whether the error is fixed or not. If it is still there, do not hesitate to try the next methods below.
Solution 2: Run the MSI gaming app as an Administrator
To prevent any error, first of all, you will have to right click on MSI gaming app and then click on Properties. Then, click on Compatibility tab and check the box Run this program as an administrator. Next, click Apply and then OK to make sure you Setup the setting well.
By doing so, you may have some popup window for permission. Please give all the permission they need. The last step is to launch the MSI app to check if the problem got fixed. Please try the next method if you still encounter the same error.
Solution 3: Reinstall the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package
Before trying this method, make sure to uninstall your MSI gaming app because if you have this app installed in your system, then the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable may not perform.
After uninstalling the MSI gaming app, please follow these following steps. The first thing that you have to do is to look for the Control Panel on your Windows search bar. Then, click on Uninstall a Program. When it is found, look for Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable.
There may be some versions installed on your computer. Upon seeing them, please note each of them and start uninstalling them after taking note. You may have to confirm some dialog boxes so please confirm each of them.
Do not forget to uninstall all Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable. Now, it is time for you to reinstall them from https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2977003/the-latest-supported-visual-c-downloads. Remember that you will have to download each Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable you noted before. You can choose 32bit or 64bit, according to your processor version.
When everything is done, go to the folder you downloaded the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package. After that, install all Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable properly. You can follow Solution 1 if you want to reinstall your MSI gaming app.
Solution 4: Reinstall the required driver
This solution is totally working for those who get Please install or update ….. driver message while trying to launch the MSI app. To solve the error, you can just update the required drivers. Firstly, search Device Manager on your Windows search bar and click the Device Manager to open the device list. When you are there, click on that driver or device that you think is the cause of MSI app error.
Make sure you will not end up uninstalling the wrong device. Next, find the device. Once you have found it, right click and click Uninstall device. In the next step, you may have to confirm all the uninstall processes. Please check the box beside Delete the driver software for this device option and then click OK.
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After that, restart your computer. Restarting your computer means restarting the driver automatically and replacing it with the driver of the manufacturer. In case your Windows do not update the driver automatically, then you will have to open the Device Manager, choose Action, and then click Scan for hardware changes.
If you use the newest Windows 10 versions, it will be located at the left most blue button under the Menu bar. Doing so will auto-download all required drivers. When everything is done, please check the MSI gaming app to see if the error is fixed or not.
The thing called MSI afterburner is able to be downloaded if you want to change the OC, have a gaming overlay with FPS counters, GPU temperature, and so on.
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