Change settings in the Games for Windows Marketplace software

Note As part of the Xbox 360 system update, Microsoft Points have been retired, and the Xbox.com PC marketplace is closed as of August 25, 2013. Although you will not be able to purchase new games, you can continue to enjoy previously purchased content by downloading that content through the Games for Windows LIVE client software as usual.

Settings options

There are several settings in the Games for Windows Marketplace software that enable you to manage your downloads.

Download Management

The download management settings enable you to change the directories where your downloaded content will be temporarily stored (cached) before being installed. Once you’ve installed a game, the temporary downloaded package will be removed from this location.

To change the downloads caching directory:

  1. In Settings, under Download Management, click Change.
  2. Browse to the location on your computer to which you want to download the temporary files.
    Warning If you choose folders that have Cyrillic text in their names, errors will occur during installation and download.
  3. Click OK.

Install Management

These Install Management settings enable you to change the directories in which your downloaded game demos, games, and videos from Games for Windows LIVE will be installed.

To change a directory in which content will be installed, follow these steps:

  1. In Settings, under Install Management, click Change.
  2. Browse to the location on your computer to which you want to download the temporary files.
  3. Click OK.

Profile Management

The Profile Management settings let you remove all accounts currently listed in the sign-in window.

To remove all saved profiles:

  1. In Settings, under Profile Management, click Clear.
  2. Click Yes to remove all saved profiles (including gamertags and email addresses) from the Games for Windows LIVE sign-in window.
  3. The next time you sign in to Games for Windows LIVE, you will need to reenter your Games for Windows LIVE email address and password.

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