#5. Problem: “When I try to install the title update I get an error: ‘Old file not found. However, a file of the same name was found. No update done since file contents do not match.’"
Information: It is likely that you are attempting to install the update on a Russian or Eastern European version of Gears of War for Windows. The information regarding the compatibility of this update with those language versions was inadvertently not posted along with the patch. While the error message is a little unclear when it appears it means that the patch did not get applied and your Gears of War for Windows installation should continue to operate correctly.
1) Do not attempt to install the update on a Russian or an Eastern European language version of Gears of War for Windows. The game will continue to operate properly and there is no impact on the ability to play with any other Gears of War PC player from any region. The Eastern European versions of the game include the Polish, Czechoslovakian, and Hungarian language versions of Gears of War for Windows.
2) If you are getting this error message on a version of the game other than Russian or Eastern European it means the patch found some inconsistencies in the files that it is supposed to update so, rather than overwriting them it chooses to not install. It is possible your installation has become corrupted. A reinstall of the game should allow the update.
NOTE: Remember, you do not need to uninstall the Games for Windows – LIVE redistributable if you uninstall the game prior to a reinstallation. Doing so may cause you to lose your saved game data.