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How To Reduce Age Of Empires 4 Download & Install Size: Skip 4K HDR Video Pack

Here's how to get & reduce Age Of Empires 4 (AoE IV) download & install size by skipping the 4K HDR Video Pack in Steam, Microsoft Store, & Xbox.

Depending on where you are playing the game, be it Steam, Microsoft Store, or Xbox app, you basically have two versions of the game for download. One being the base game of 86.21 GB and the other being one with 4K HDR Video Pack, adds 132.44 GB to the entire game package. So if you are using a 1080p or 140p you can skip the 4K Video Pack to save yourself some space. So, we will show you how to download and install the base version to reduce the Age Of Empires 4 size.

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How to Install Age of Empires 4 in Xbox App for Game Pass Users Without 4k Video Pack

If you have an active Game Pass PC or Ultimate service then you are eligible to play the full game for free. So here’s how to download and install the base version to reduce the Age Of Empires 4 size:

How to Reduce the Age of Empires 4 Install Size by Removing 4k Video Pack

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  1. Press the Windows button on your keyboard.
  2. Type in “Xbox” and press click on the app.
  3. If you have not installed the app yet, then go to Microsoft Store and install it, or click on this link.
  4. Once the app is opened, search for “Age of empires 4” within the app.
  5. You will get suggestions for the normal version, and one with 4K videos.
  6. Select the normal one, and you are good to go.

How to Download & Install AoE 4 in Microsoft Store Without 4k Video Pack

How to Download & Install AoE 4 in Microsoft Store Without or Removing 4k Video Pack

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  • Open Microsoft Store on your PC.
  • Search for “Age of Empires 4” in the MS Store search bar.
  • Click on the game.
  • Once the game page opens, scroll down to see the game’s “overview”.
  • Under the “In this bundle” headline, you will see the base game and the 4K HDR Video Pack.
  • Click on the game as shown in the above image.
  • Now click on “Install” to get the standard version of the game with less size.

How to Download & Install Age of Empires 4 in Steam Without 4k Video Pack

How to Download & Install Age of Empires 4 in Steam Without or Removing 4k Video Pack

  • Open the Steam desktop client.
  • Click on “Library” and select the game from the left side tab.
  • If you are buying the game now, search the game in the search bar.
  • Once the page opens up, buy and install the game.
  • If you scroll further down you will see”CONTENT FOR THIS GAME” with a 4K HDR Video Pack.
  • Avoid clicking or downloading this, to save additional download size.
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How to Remove or Uninstall 4K Video Pack in Age Of Empires 4?

Here are further steps for those who have already installed the 4K Video Pack and looking to remove/delete it from their system. So make sure to follow them to remove & uninstall How to Remove or Uninstall Age of Empires 4 4K Video Pack:

  • Press the Windows key on your keyboard.
  • Type in “add or remove programs”.
  • Find “Age of Empire IV” in the “Apps & features” list.
    How to Remove or Uninstall 4K Video Pack in Age Of Empires 4
  • Click on it, then click “Advanced options”
  • On the new page, scroll down to find “App add-ons & downloadable content”.
  • Click on “Age of Empires IV: 4K HDR Video Pack”.
  • Now click on “Uninstall”.
  • This will remove and uninstall the Age Of Empires 4 4K HDR Video Pack.
    How to Remove or Uninstall AoE 4 IV 4K Video Pack

That’s everything you need to know about how to reduce Age Of Empires 4 (AoE IV) download & install size. For more AoE IV tips & tricks, make sure to check out our Age Of Empires 4 Guides.