Fix: The Walking Dead Game doesn’t start on Windows 8 (Steam)

I was having a terrible time getting this game to start at all, couldn’t even get an error message. Finally, after 15 minutes of googling, I found a fix. This problem occurs when a game controller is connected to the PC. In my case I use an Logitech controller (with wireless adapter) for my PC.

Download DINPUT8.DLL from here:

Place this file in your install dir for The Walking Dead (C:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\the walking dead)


Remove Microsoft Security Essentials after Windows 8 Upgrade

  1. Download “Microsoft FixIt” tool here 
  2. Run “”Microsoft FixIt”
  3. Select Detect problems and let me select the files to apply.
  4. Select Uninstalling.
  5. After detecting problems Select Microsoft Security Client to uninstall and click Next.
  6. (Optionl) Repeat the steps from 2 to 5 and, this time select Microsoft Antimalware from list to uninstall and click Next.
  7. Restart your computer