Looking for information on how to install GTA 4? In case you are not familiar with what GTA stands for, GTA refers to Grand Theft Auto. GTA 4, which is available for the PC and most video game consoles, follows the story of Niko Bellic, who is a war veteran that goes to Liberty City to go after the American Dream. When you are installing GTA 4 using the below directions, you will be asked to register the game with Windows LIVE and the Rockstar Games Social Club. Please note that you do not have to register with those services if you are only interested in the single player campaign.
- Insert The DVD. To begin the process of installing GTA 4, you will need to insert disc 1. Disc 1 is known as the Grand Theft Auto IV DVD. Directions will appear on your screen once you have successfully inserted the disc into your DVD-ROM drive.
- Rockstar Games Social Club. Once you have inserted your installation disc into your computer, you will be asked to install the Rockstar Games Social Club application. Follow the instructions on your screen to install the application. While you do not need to sign up for a Rockstar Games Social Club account, you will need the application installed on your computer to play GTA 4.
- Windows LIVE Account. You will be prompted to sign up for a Windows LIVE account once you have installed the Rockstar Games Social Club application. Again, you do not need a Windows LIVE account for single player mode. If you choose to skip this step, the next step will be to create a Rockstar Games Social Club account, which you can choose to skip, as well.
- Finishing the Installation. Simply follow the directions on your screen to complete the installation of GTA 4 once you have completed or skipped the Windows Live and Rockstar Games Social Club account sign-up steps. Once all of your GTA 4 files have been installed, you will need to visit the Rockstar Games website to ensure that you are installing the game after its official release date. Please note that you will need to enter your product key the first time you open GTA 4.