Spotify and Windows 8 error

Recently, I ran into an issue with Windows 8 and Spotify. Everytime I went to start playing a song on Spotify, it would play for anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute and then crash. After uninstalling Spotify multiple times, cleaning out the registry, and even running a virus scan for good measure, I came across this forum post saying that the issue was related to using Internet Sharing, which I had previously enabled to share internet connectivity with my XBox. After disabling it, Spotify worked instantly.

“It seems like Spotify crashes if you got internet connection sharing enabled when installing Spotify.

If you had it enabled during installation you don’t have to uninstall Spotify just switch it off and try playing a few songs in spotify, if spotify no longer crashes then this have been the issue.

Since many of us need the internet sharing enabled this is not a very good solution, but if turning the sharing off worked, try switching it back on and see if Spotify is still working.

For me this worked,  after switching the internet sharing back to on, Spotify no longer crashes after a few seconds of music and i can share my internet connection!

To enable/disable internet sharing go to:

Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center

In the upper left corner click ”change adapter settings”

Right click on the internet connection you want to share/sharing and choose properties

Go to ”sharing” and enable/disable (Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection)


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