xinput1_3.dll / xlive.dll for Windows 7

Are you trying to play any games that require Microsoft Live? Games for Windows Live is a pretty cool service, but it can also cause a lot of trouble. Sometimes Windows 7 and Vista will give you some weird errors, e.g. that xinput1_3.dll or xlive.dll is missing.

This is a description what you can do to fix the problem.

Download xinput1_3.dll

First of all, you should download the dll file “xinput1_3.dll”:
Download xinput1_3.dll

I’ve uploaded it to our server, so that it will be available whenever you read this post.
Make sure to copy the xinput1_3.dll into your game folder, as well as your Windows/system32 folder.
Note: When the dll file is inside the game folder it will try to use this dll first. If it’s not there it will look into the system folder.

Install Games for Windows Live

Next, the system might say that another dll is missing: xlive.dll.
I don’t recommend to put xlive.dll into the game folder, because I can’t guarantee that it will work. Instead you should download and install “Games for Windows Live”.

Download Games for Windows Live

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13 Responses to xinput1_3.dll / xlive.dll for Windows 7

  1. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Jake Whitlatch said:

    i downloaded games for windows live and the game opens and then closes automatically

  2. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    jake, which game is it? Did you replace the xinput1_3.dll?

  3. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    SLP said:

    Hi I can’t run my game because my winows 7 says I should install xinput1_3.dll. I did but that download wouldnt open up. What should i do?

  4. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    $imran said:

    Hey man pls help me from where i can download xlive.dll for window 7

  5. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    there are many dll download sites, I’d recommend reinstalling whatever XBOX service you want to use thou instead of downloading the xlive.dll somewhere else

  6. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sn said:

    when i start the game of devil may cry 4 then show that xinpuy1_3.dll is missing i have already install these but game will be nat start please help me

  7. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    dheeraj said:

    Placed the dll and restarted the machine. but can not install the game its keep saying XINPUT1_3.dll is missing. help is appreciated

  8. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    You might have to put the dll file inside the game folder. Did you try that?

  9. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    0m@r said:

    I have the game ” Star wars the clone wars: republic heroes ” whenever i start it i say xlive.dll is missing! i download it from another site and it says tht it is not designed for the game! wht do i do plz help!!

  10. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    Omar, you will have to reinstall the game, it wont work with the dll file from other sites

  11. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    yo said:

    I have the game ” Star wars the clone wars: republic heroes ” whenever i start it i say xlive.dll is missing!
    please help me what can i do!!

  12. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    yo said:

    games windows for windows- live will work or not in this case

  13. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Guys said:

    I also have the same problem.
    After installing dll file and put it in System32 folder, the emulator still doesn’t work.

    What should I do to solve the problem?
    I am trying to play Super Sentai Battle Cross.

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