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When I load up gog galaxy, I get the above message pop up in a small window, with header 'gog galaxy update problem'. It says i can redownload gog galaxy from a link that gives the address for it.

If i click ok gog galaxy goes on to load and seems to run without problems. But I wasn't happy with it because what if I want to have the latest version. So i uninstalled my gog galaxy and my gog games with it. And redownloaded galaxy and reinstalled it after a reboot.

The problem is I'm getting the same message come up. How can I fix it? My version comes up as 1.2.26. I tried to attach a picture but the screen grab and paste onto microsoft paint says the file is too big.
Post edited November 08, 2017 by Vargas78
Try running it as admin.

There should be some discussion of this I believe in the sticky:

https://www.gog.com/forum/general/gog_galaxy_official_discussion_thread
This should be the solution, I hope:

https://www.gog.com/forum/general/galaxy_client_keeps_saying_that_there_was_a_problem_with_updating_the_client
Post edited November 16, 2017 by Futil1ty
The "solution" was dated 2016. Anyway even if I double-clicked the EXE file directly, the popup still appears.

Going to compatibility and ticking RUN PROGRAM AS ADMINISTRATOR did not help. Right-clicking on the EXE and then selecting RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR did not help too.
I've been getting this error occasionally over the last couple weeks. The Galaxy updater log shows a syntax error when reading the update manifest (files-windows.json), which is likely a screw up on GOG's end. Eventually it always starts working again without making any changes to my system.

They need to change the displayed error message so it stops freaking people out.
This problem is also affecting GOG Galaxy on MacOS, it's not just a Windows issue.
It's been happening occasionally. My solution was to close it, and tell it to try again by opening it.
it's not occasionally , it's every time, on my home computer, and on my work computer (oups.. don't tell my boss please)
both are on windows 10 though. But different hardware.

Anyway, i think it happens to everybody all the times, not just me, not just the op, and not occasionnaly
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Vargas78: *snip*
In case you missed it, the developers appears to have released a fix and folks are reporting the problem was resolved:

https://www.gog.com/forum/general/gog_galaxy_official_discussion_thread/post989

Hope this helps.
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Vargas78: *snip*
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drmike: In case you missed it, the developers appears to have released a fix and folks are reporting the problem was resolved:

https://www.gog.com/forum/general/gog_galaxy_official_discussion_thread/post989

Hope this helps.
Yeah its working fine now, good going gog :)