How to Get Fallout 3 to Work on Windows 10

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Fallout 3, a popular game made by Bethesda, sometimes doesn’t work on Windows 10. Here’s how to get Fallout 3 to work on Windows 10 so you can play that old game again.

Fallout 3 was released in 2008, which was over a decade. Now, the operating system, Windows 10, has changed far beyond the compatibility to play games made in 2008, making Fallout 3 stops working.

If you really want to play this old game again in Windows 10, there are still ways to make Fallout 3 works.

How to get Fallout 3 to work on Windows 10 by running it as an administrator

First, make sure you use an administrator user account.

To do this, simply right-click the shortcut of Fallout 3 on the desktop and select Properties.

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Check Run this program as an administrator to run it as an administrator every time you double-click the shortcut. Click OK to save.

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Run the game on compatibility mode

If Fallout 3 still doesn’t work on Windows 10, you can try to run the game on a compatibility mode. To enable it, simply right-click the game, select Properties, and check Run this program in compatibility mode for and select the older version of Windows.

Download “the Games for Windows Live”

Games for Windows Live is a Microsoft service that also may fix the problem of Fallout 3 that stops working on Windows 10.

Download the Games for Windows Live

Install the app. Then run it to download the necessary files for Fallout 3.


Fallout 3 may be an old game, but that doesn’t mean you can’t run it on Windows 10. With the above methods, hopefully, you can run and enjoy the game without a problem.

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