Forza 7 pre-load on PC errors, forcing 95GB re-download

Forza Motorsport 7 pre-load crashes on PC, forces gamers to re-download nearly 100GB of data.

Published Wed, Sep 27 2017 9:28 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:54 AM CST

Forza Motorsport 7 is one of the largest downloads of any game ever, with the base install of the game weighing in at 45GB, while the day one patch comes in at a hefty 50GB. A total of 95GB, which is insane.

Forza 7 pre-load on PC errors, forcing 95GB re-download |

But with what seems like a common occurrence in the gaming world these days, there were issues with some gamers' pre-loading of Forza 7. Some people are reporting that pre-loading gets interrupted, forcing gamers to re-download the entire 95GB of data.

Gears of War 4 and Forza Horizon 3 experiencing similar pre-load issues, with all three games having the Windows Store in common. I'm not saying it's the Windows Store, but it's probably the Windows Store. 95GB of re-downloading is nearly impossible for some gamers. Even on a good connection that's a day of downloading, while those on slower DSL and cable connections might take entire days. Not everyone has 500Mbps+ fiber.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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