2 days of messing about to get this patch installed because of their stupid patching system, get into the game and it crashed the graphics card driver in 10 seconds.
Just like it's been doing since launch
Tech support has been utterly useless in addressing the issue their parting piece of advice was "get windows 10"
Gee thanks for that! maybe you should stop putting windows 7 on the requirements CDPR.
TL;DR: try starting the game with Gog Galaxy shut down (directly from game's folder). For me, it works only that way now!
Like you, i run W7. Like you (have my own reasons), W10 is not an option. Thing is, i discovered that _now_ - starting last week - it is not Cyberpunk 2077 which crashes itself on start up. It is Gog Galaxy which crashes Cyberpunk 2077!
How do i know? Simple: i have my game on manual update, and i did not update it to 1.2. Even now, it's 1.12. Thing is, at some point few days ago, after asking for an update for nearly a week, Gog Galaxy updated itself without asking me (outrage!). The update included some C++ library installing into the system. And once it happened - guess what i got?
I now have my 1.12 Cyberpunk 2077 from Gog crashing on start whenever started from Gog Galaxy - BUT IT WORKS FLAWLESSLY WHEN STARTED WITHOUT GOG GALAXY!
And, it's very one and same CP2077 1.12 installation which was working just fine when started from Gog Galaxy before this last update to Gog Galaxy was installed. Literally same folder, same files. I did not anyhow move, alter, "validate", change anything. It's the same game install. On a server-grade SSD, which excludes any possibility of any disk errors, at that!
And if this is how Gog Galaxy is being - or, being _hacked_ or forced to be, by CDPR and/or some IT giants - then i couldn't care less about Gog Galaxy's achievements and playtime counter. Are those nice little extra bits? Yes, but not when the game fails to even start! ;)
So, dear Gog - please, fix this if at all possible. We old geriatric fellas are pretty much dissed by every other big company, so if you won't care about us - who will? =)
P.S. No, i did not make any "ticket" nor "support request" about this. Why? Well, see 1st post of this topic - the bit about "parting advice from tech support". I had no certainty a ticket would help to begin with, and then this... While posting here - at least gives something new to try to fellow old fellas who have same problem, you know.