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How to Fix Issues Installing or Playing GTAV Due to a Windows User Account Name Error

The new PC version of GTAV has not come with its problems related to Windows Account names. There’s a bug in the game that may cause issues if your Windows username contains characters other than letters and numbers. It’s a biggie because it will prevent you from installing or playing the game which is frustrating considering how much the games has cost you and how long you had to wait for it.

Rockstar promise to fix the issue as soon as possible, but who wants to wait? Fortunately there’s a workaround which is pretty easy – create a new user account on your Windows PC that would contain only letters from A to Z and/or numbers from 0 to 9. This is how to do it depending on your Windows version:

Windows 8/8.1: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/create-user-account#create-user-account=windows-8
Windows 7: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/create-user-account#create-user-account=windows-7
Windows Vista: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/create-user-account#create-user-account=windows-vista

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