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5 Forza 7 Demo Problems & How to Fix Them



Forza 7 launches this October, but you don’t have to wait until then to try everything that the new game has to offer. With the Forza 7 Demo, you can test out the game’s new tracks and begin to customize your in-game racer today. Just look out for these Forza 7 Demo problems

The Forza 7 Demo is for gamers that really want to see what the newest version of Microsoft’s long-running franchise has to offer without paying for it. The demo is free, and any Xbox One or PC gamer can add it to their collection with just a working Xbox Live account. It includes gameplay from three of the final game’s tracks, plus your first taste of what Forza 7 will look like on a 4K television and the upcoming Xbox One X.

Forza 7 Demo problems can ruin your fun pretty quickly. That’s why you need to know all about them and how to fix them.

Read: Forza 7 Demo Release Date Details & Features

Forza 7 Demo Problems

  • Forza 7 Demo Download Problems
  • Forza 7 Demo Installation Problems
  • Can’t Get the PC Version of the Demo Working
  • Forza 7 Won’t Work with Your PC Accessories
  • Forza 7 Demo Won’t Let You Play Online with Other People


Forza 7 Demo Download Problems

Many Xbox One owners all trying to add the Forza 7 Demo to their collection at the same time can cause download problems. Wait a few hours and try downloading the demo to your console again. This problem should disappear over time.

Windows 10 users trying to download the Forza 7 Demo may notice that their PC takes longer than their Xbox One to download. For whatever reason, games always take longer to download through the Windows Store. You can try connecting your laptop or desktop directly to your router, but there’s not much else you can do.

Read: How to Install Apps & Games in Windows 10

Gamers having problems downloading on both their PC or Xbox One should check their internet connection. Use your smartphone or tablet to browse to a website on the same network. If web pages don’t load there either, the problem is with your router. Call the company you pay for internet access and work with them to troubleshoot your connectivity problems.

Forza 7 Demo Installation Problems

Forza 7 Demo installation problems are usually caused by low storage. Before trying to install the demo, confirm you have enough space on your Windows PC or Xbox One for it to fit.

The Xbox One and Xbox One S versions of the game require 17.6 GB of free storage. Go to the My Games and Apps area on your console and look at the storage meter in the bottom-left corner of your screen. Delete any games that you aren’t playing to create more space.

Windows 10 PCs require 23GB of free storage to install the Forza 7 Demo. To check your free storage, tap or click on the Start button and type Storage into the search bar. Your PC’s available storage is at the top of this area in the Settings app. If you’re low on free storage, uninstall some of your older games and apps.

Read: 4 Ways to Free Up Space on Windows 10

Can’t Get the PC Version of the Demo Working

If you can’t get the PC version of the Forza 7 Demo working correctly, your PC may need a driver update. Use Nvidia’s Experience app to get the latest software for your Nvidia graphics card. Devices that use integrated graphics get their driver updates directly from Windows Update, which installs them automatically in Windows 10.

Turn 10 recommends a computer have an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and at least a GTX 670 graphics card with 4GB of dedicated RAM. The game will play on a PC that has an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a GTX 650 with 2GB of dedicated RAM. If your PC doesn’t meet either of these requirements, the game may not work.

Forza 7 Won’t Work with Your PC Accessories

The Forza 7 Demo for Windows 10 supports Microsoft made controllers for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. It also works with Sony’s DualShock 4 controller for the PS4.

You can’t use just any racing wheel for the PC version of the demo. Look at the list below to see if your racing wheel is supported. If not, you will have to upgrade your racing wheel or play the demo with a mouse and keyboard.

  • Fanatec CSR
  • Fanatec CSR Elite
  • Fanatec ClubSport V2
  • Fanatec ClubSport V1
  • Fanatec CSL
  • Fanatec ClubSport V2.5
  • Logitech G29
  • Logitech Driving Force Pro
  • Logitech G25
  • Logitech Driving Force GT
  • Logitech G27
  • Logitech MOMO
  • Logitech G920
  • Thrustmaster RGT
  • Thrustmaster T100
  • Thrustmaster T500 RS
  • Thrustmaster T300 Ferrari
  • Thrustmaster T300 Ferrari GTE
  • Thrustmaster T300 Ferrari Int
  • Thrustmaster T300 RS
  • Thrustmaster T300 Ferrari Int
  • Thrustmaster T300 RS
  • Thrustmaster T300 RS GT
  • Thrustmaster T150
  • Thrustmaster T150 Pro
  • Thrustmaster TS-PC Racer
  • Thrustmaster TX 458
  • Thrustmaster TX Leather
  • Thrustmaster 458 Spider
  • Thrustmaster TMX
  • Thrustmaster TMX Pro
  • Thrustmaster TS-Xbox
  • Mad Catz Pro

Read: Forza 7 Pre-Orders: Which Edition to Buy

Forza 7 Demo Won’t Let You Play wither Other People

If the Forza 7 Demo won’t let you play with other gamers, it may be because you don’t have Microsoft’s Xbox Live Gold service. Xbox One and Xbox One S gamers need a subscription to the service to play multiplayer. Xbox on Windows games don’t have that requirement.

Xbox Live Gold costs $9.99 a month or $59.99 a year. Besides online multiplayer, the service unlocks access to two new games each month.

Read: Is Xbox Live Gold Worth Buying?

Good luck with the Forza 7 Demo. Remember, Forza 7 for PC and Xbox One launches on October 3rd. You get access to the game on September 29th when you pre-order Forza 7 Ultimate Edition.

Forza 7: 6 Reasons to Buy

Forza 7 Looks Stunning

Forza 7 Looks Stunning

Your reasons for buying Forza 7 should start with the game’s looks. After all, Forza 7 is all about realistic racing and the game’s graphics are a big part of that realism. If what you see on the screen doesn’t look like you’re really racing, you won’t feel like you’re really racing.

Forza 7 has 4K visuals on the Xbox One X and Windows 10 PCs. Because of that, everything you see on the screen is more detailed on a 4K television or monitor. Xbox One and Xbox One S owners get slight visual upgrades too, just not to the degree Xbox One X gamers and PC gamers get.

Xbox One S owners with a HDR and 4K TV will notice the game’s wider color contrast. That’s because of its High-Dynamic Range support.

Finally, Microsoft has unchained the game’s frame rate on the Xbox One X and Windows 10. The company is guaranteeing 60 frames per second on the Xbox One X, which should translate to very smooth visuals. The PC version’s frame rate depends on how robust the hardware inside your computer is.



  1. colin parks

    09/19/2017 at 11:12 pm

    There is only a download to Xbox option
    No pc option anywhere

  2. Chris

    09/24/2017 at 5:40 am

    Forza 7 Looks Stunning? Nonsense I have played the game on the top settings and I was so underwhelmed with the graphics. Even Forza Apex left more on an impression on me. Why might that be? Mmm Apex was made for PC whereas Forza 7 was made for Microsoft’s new “super-dooper” Xbox One X. So if the Xbox One X was so good then why does it look so disappointing? 4K. That’s the answer because I believe the graphic settings for the game were all toned down just so that the under-powered Xbox One X could play the game at 4K. As always us PC master race have to suffer because it’s nothing but a console port. Maybe the reason is also so that the PC game and Xbox One X game aren’t that much different to each other graphically to prevent people from cancelling their Xbox One X pre-order. They lost me ages ago because I decided to cancel my pre-order for the Xbox One X months ago. Why? GAMES!!! There are no game worth playing on Xbox One… Call Of Duty, Call Of Duty clones, racing games, a couple of sports games and that’s it.
    @Colin Parks–> I downloaded the demo on PC last night. Maybe what’s available for the PC is actually the Xbox One version ported to PC and that’s why I was so underwhelmed. Maybe the PC version just isn’t ready yet. If that’s so I might still buy the game ;o).

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