Unreal crashes on startup


I have been using Unity for a while now and I wanted to switch to Unreal Engine. I installed the launcher and the engine but on startup the engine always crashes at 96% initialization. I have no idea why this occurs and how to fix it. I reinstalled the engine a couple of times but that didn’t do the trick. Maybe it’s because I’m running windows 10 and miss some drivers but I really don’t know. I did read the others posts about start up crashes but none of them helped me out unfortunately.

Here is my DxDiag:


If you need something else please tell me.

Thanks in advance.

Hi vwkilian,

Windows 10 is currently not supported. Once the developer preview is released we will be doing full compatibility testing and plan to fully support Windows 10 when it officially releases.

Here is what we recommend:

  • Desktop PC with Windows 7 64-bit or a Mac with Mac OS X 10.9.2 or later

  • 8 GB RAM

  • Quad-core Intel or AMD processor

  • DX11 compatible video card



Hi TJ,

I tried some ways to get in the editor and the only way to get in was by downloading a sample project and from there create a blank project. This worked for me and I didn’t come across any other problems yet.

luckily I still have my desktop to check out the engine! :slight_smile: