Installing Gears of War 4 on Windows can only be described as a hellish nightmare. Here are my notes on how I finally got it to install and run.
- Download file with fiddler and a download accelerator, as outlined here:
[GUIDE v2.0] How to download install package for Windows Store games (bypass Store download issues or for install on another PC) from pcgaming
- Once you have the file, begin installing / downloading the game from the Windows store. Get several hundred MB / a few GB, then pause download.
- Open powershell (no need to be an admin) and run the following:
Add-AppxPackage -path "<PATH TO GEARS FILE>"
After finish, close windows store and re-open, launch from there.
You may need to repeat removal and installation process many times, but now that you have the EAPPX file, it should be much less painful.