Recently few players reported that while they tried to launch Forza Horizon 5 on their Windows and Xbox Game Pass, they received an Error Code: (0x8007042b). The error code is accompanied by a message that says- “Something went wrong launching your game.” The same issue causes big frustration for gamers and prevents them from playing the game.

There can be many causes for this issue, including minor bugs, incorrect login, and more. However, in this article, we have listed some solutions to effectively overcome the Forza Horizon 5 Error Code: (0x8007042b) on the Windows system. Then let’s have a look.

Fix 1: Restart the System

The first attempt to resolve the Forza Horizon 5 Error Code: (0x8007042b) issue is restarting the system. This process will help to delete minor glitches and start the system without any more issues.

Fix 2: Launch as Admin

If you receive an Error Code: (0x8007042b) on your Forza Horizon 5, this means that something is preventing the game from launching on your system. Here you have to launch the game as an administrator and solve the same problem. To do so,

  • Firstly, move on to the Forza Horizon 5 installation folder, right-click on the Forza Horizon 5.exe file and choose its Properties
  • On the Forza Horizon 5 Properties screen, select the Compatability tab and tick the checkbox beside the Run this program as an administrator option. 
  • Finally, restart the system and check whether the error reappears while you try to launch the game again. 

Fix 3: Log in on Xbox App and Microsoft Store using the same Account

When you try to launch Forza Horizon 5, get an Error Code: (0x8007042b) at the Startup screen, this may be due to incorrect login. In this case, you will need to sign out of the Xbox app and the Microsoft Store and log in again with the same account credentials.

Fix 4: Repair/Reset the Game

Sometimes repairing/resetting the Forza Horizon 5 game will help you to get rid of the Error Code: (0x8007042b) quickly. To do so, 

  • Firstly, open the Settings menu and select the Apps option. 
  • Then from the app list, choose Forza Horizon 5, click on the three dots and select the Advanced options.
  • On the new screen, click on the Repair button under the Reset section and click on the Reset button. 
  • Finally, restart the system and check whether the error reappears while you try to launch the game again.

Fix 5: Update Windows

If your Windows system is not running with the latest version, you may face similar issues. So, you need to update your system and see the results. To do so,

  • Firstly, open the Settings menu and click on the Windows Update option.check for updates
  • On the new screen, click on the Check for updates button and see the result.

Fix 6: Restart Windows Update Service

In similar cases, just restarting the Update services will allow you to launch the Forza Horizon 5 without the Error Code: (0x8007042b). To do so,

  • Firstly, type “Services” in your search box and open the top result from the search.
  • Then scroll down and double-click on the Windows Update service and select its Properties.Services
  • Inside the new screen, set the Startup service as Automatic option and Service status as Running.
  • Repeat the same steps to restart IP Helper, Xbox Live Auth Manager, Xbox Live Game Save, Xbox Live Networking Service, Gaming services and Microsoft install service.
  • Once done, restart the system and check whether the error reappears while you try to launch the game again.

Fix 7: Reinstall the Game

If any of the above solutions do not help you, then you need to uninstall Forza Horizon 5 and its associated files from the system. Once done, restart the system and again install the game from a trusty source and see the result. 

These are all about the Forza Horizon 5 Error Code: (0x8007042b) on Windows PC and its fixes. If you have any queries or concerns regarding this article, you can leave a comment in the comment box below.