Lately, I can’t run my game Valorant. There’s an error message saying “VANGUARD NOT INITIALIZED” when I trying to enter the game. At the first glance, I know I can easily fix it by enabling the VGC service but there’s another error that will show “ERROR 1: Incorrect Function”.
After hours of trying, I finally found the solution. *This said solution will work in all Windows OS Versions.
- Uninstall VGC Service.
Go to C:/Program Files/Riot Vanguard/vgc.exe and run the uninstaller.
Just wait until the uninstallation is finalized.
- Open CMD as administrator
Just type these commands below.
bcdedit -set TESTSIGNING OFF
bcdedit -set NOINTEGRITYCHECKS OFF
If it is successful, you can now restart your PC for the next step.
- Open Valorant Game.
Let the game install its dependencies. Valorant will install the latest VGC service right now.
After the installation, Valorant will recommend you restart your PC again.
- After the restart.
Open RUN by pressing Windows Key + R
then type services.msc
Look for VGC service and set it to automatic and then restart again your PC.
- Now, open the Valorant
Sometimes, it needs to scan and verify the files.
When the game recommends you restart, just do it.
- And that’s it.
The problem fixed and now you can play the game.
If the error still persists, try to follow the steps again from the start.
For Windows 7 who encountered Valorant Error, you can check this article: [Solved] Can’t Install Riot VanGuard Windows 7 Update.
Valorant is a very nice game and they are trying to reduce the cheaters in the game by establishing this anti-cheat Vanguard service. Just follow the steps above and I will sure you this is a good fix. If this solution will not help you, better try to update your Windows OS version. Happy gaming.