If you are currently trying to download and install Halo Infinite via the Xbox app and Game Pass on PC. You may have encountered an issue where paused downloads won’t resume properly. For some reason, this issue seems to be exclusive to Halo Infinite downloads.

Related: How to stop disconnecting from multiplayer games in Age of Empires IV.

Halo Infinite is finally out and proving to be a very popular game. It’s already racked up 200,000 concurrent players on Steam in its first few hours. Which is super impressive for a game that randomly dropped three weeks ahead of time without much notice. Unfortunately, for people playing Halo Infinite on Game Pass, you may encounter some issues with Halo Infinite’s installation.

Some users are finding that Halo Infinite downloads won’t restart after being paused, won’t delete from drives after uninstallation from the Xbox App or it just simply won’t start downloading or updating. Thankfully there are a few different things you can do to solve this issue. Alternatively, you could just download and play the game on Steam, which is what I’ve been doing. Although I love Game Pass Steam is still leagues above the Xbox app.

We’ve covered a few major issues in recent times so make sure you check them out because there’s a good chance you’ll also encounter them at some stage.

How to fix Game Pass Error 0x00000001 Can’t install games.

How to fix can’t uninstall or delete games from Game Pass.

How to fix Gaming Services Error 31: A device attached to the system is not functioning. (GamePass)

Everyone should consider doing this if they are using Game Pass on PC.

Game Pass has a lot of issues storing, removing and managing game installation files. Halo Infinite isn’t the first issue of this kind. Because of this, we recommend everyone who is using Game Pass on PC use a separate drive for game installations. If you don’t have a spare drive, we suggest creating a partition on the drive you have and using it solely for Game Pass games.

Having a separate drive or partition allows you to quickly and easily format the location if Game Pass games get stuck. Quite often games will uninstall from the Xbox app but all the files and data remain on your drive. You can check out a comprehensive guide on it all here.

Fix Halo Infinite not removing from a drive. (Xbox App and Game Pass)

If you have tried everything in this guide so far without any luck, the final thing you can try is using the Microsoft Store to download/install/manage Halo Infinite. Simply open the Microsoft Store go to the Halo Infinite page and select the Game Pass version of Halo Infinite. Now perform whatever tasks you need to and you should be able to install, uninstall, remove or play the game without issue.

How to fix Halo Infinite download not resuming after pausing on Game Pass?

There are a couple of things you can try to solve this issue but I can’t promise they will work for everyone or every time.

  • The first thing you can try is opening the Xbox app on your device, then shutting down your computer while the app is running. Sometimes this will trick the Xbox app into taking action against any unfinished downloads. Once your device boots back up, Halo Infinite should start downloading again when you open the Xbox app.

If that doesn’t work, you can try clearing and bugs out of the installation by using Storage Sense to clear the Delivery Optimization Files on your computer.

  • To do this, to go to Settings > System > Storage > Temporary Files > Delivery Optimization Files. Once you are in this location make sure Delivery Optimization Files is ticked then click Remove files to clear out any leftover game files.

This should sort out whatever issue is causing the game to get stuck and allow you to re-download it again.

Halo Infinite wont uninstall from drive using game pass

What can you do if Halo Infinite doesn't uninstall properly? Halo Infinite data won't delete from drive. (Game Pass PC)

For some reason, Halo Infinite is an exception to the Delivery Optimization Files removal fix for a lot of users, so if the method above doesn't get back your drive space, you'll need to do the following.

  • To begin open Settings on your computer, then go to App > Installed Apps.
  • Next, find the Microsoft Store app, then click the 3 dots next to it and select Advanced options.
  • Now scroll down the list of options and click Reset. This will wipe the Microsoft Store back to default clean installation settings.

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Once you have reset the Microsoft Store, you'll need to Repair the Xbox app installation on your computer.

  • To begin open Settings on your computer, then go to App > Installed Apps.
  • Next, find the Xbox app in the list, then click the 3 dots next to it and select Advanced options.
  • Now scroll down the list of options and click Repair and Windows will fix the Xbox app installation on your computer.

halo infinite wont uninstall from drive

After doing both of the above, you should see that the damaged Halo Infinite installation has been removed. You can now reinstall Halo Infinite on your device without issue. However, I strongly suggest letting the installation complete in one sitting, don't pause it or shut down your computer during the download or you will have to follow the same steps again and start the download from scratch.

Just Play Halo Infinite on Steam. Save yourself some effort.

If nothing so far has worked I suggest just playing the Halo Infinite over on Steam. That’s where I’m playing at the moment and haven’t had any issues at all. Mind you, this is a temporary solution as you’ll want to play the campaign using Game Pass. Hopefully, Microsoft fixes the problem before the big day in December.