Fun part is this doesn't even help if you are say - using insider builds right now. They managed to kneecap a bunch of their own software and the last update broke XBox app completely - so now I'm 'logged out' and nothing works anymore, and can't use the offline workaround if system just refuses to login.
I'd go back to normal OS but the only reason I use a preview is for Auto-HDR testing, which is mostly only supported on GamePass games so far, so twist of irony there...
activated offline mode So I had to boot every game once. I experience the following trying to do this.
forza horizon 3 crashes after 1 minute of gameplay max. Every fucking time it needs to optimize pc. (takes a long ass time) . After rebooting again time wasted about 40 min looking up errors online about crashes. Might be some sound driver. (didn't work for me) So I rage uninstalled it
Forza horizon 4 refused to download update, So i kept trying, suddenly it worked. Very slow to boot . Had to optimize my pc too again. Anyway after 3 tries it did boot and seem to work ok.. Time wasted 30 min
Gears 4 didn't bother to try as I have gears 5
Gears 5 Had to update the game. Was being wonky downloading the update but it worked. Game size was something like 90GB in total.. When I booted the game I got a popup what part I wanted to smart install. Thought I just installed a huge update. It showed I owned and installed everything.. Then WOOP all my data seems to have disappeared . And it stated my campaign was 20% downloaded so was MP at 18% etc etc. I alt f4 out of my game.. And suddenly windows store was downloading a 53GB patch.. Fuck that noise so I deleted the fucking game.
Time wasted about 50 min. Inc initial update
Gears tactics Tried to boot the game. Kept crashing at the windows studio logo.. Not even 2 seconds in. It kept showing error GT102 twice every time I restarted it. Googled the issue most insane solutions popped up.
So I rebooted my fucking laptop again. Seems to work now. Time wasted. About 10 min or so
Minecraft dungeons. Booted the game was the only game that suddenly asked my microsoft account again inc password (not saved weirdly enough) why the fuck do i have to login my account if some games ask me this again. game worked ok after this. (time wasted 5 min)
Ori and the will of the wisps. Wow it just worked on first try no issues.
total time wasted : 135 min
total time played : 5 min
Fuck windows 10
Fuck windows store
Fuck xbox account systems
Fuck microsoft DRM