How to get a game profile for "Viva Pinata"

Courtesy of Viva Piñata

Viva Pinata is a "Life Simulation" game and is available to play on the Xbox 360 and PC. The game has received several awards including "Console Game Of The Year" in 2006. In order to play the game players firstly need to create a game profile.

If players are on the Xbox 360 their games will be saved to their Xbox "Gamer Tag" profile. However, individuals playing the game on a PC may run into issues when trying to create their game profile. A game profile is usually created on a PC via the "Home" button which appears on game start up. However, a technical problem often means this doesn't work and players are required to take additional steps to help rectify the issue.


Click on the Windows "Start" icon located in the bottom left hand corner of the Windows task bar.

Choose "All Programs" and then click on "Accessories".

Right click on "Command Prompt" and select the option "Run As Administrator." This will trigger a command screen to open.

Type the command; "net stop cryptsvc" (without the quotation marks). Press the "Enter" key.

Click the "Start" button again on the bottom left hand corner of the Windows taskbar.

Select the search bar and type in the following command; "%systemroot%/inf" (without the quotation marks) and select the "Inf" folder. A search bar will appear at the top right hand corner of your screen.

Type the command, "oem_._" (without the quotation marks) into the search bar.

Click on "Organise" and choose the "Select All" option.

Press the "Delete" key on your keyboard and close the search box.

Navigate back to the command prompt window used earlier and type the command, "net start cryptsvc" (without the quotation marks). Press "Enter" and close the command prompt window.

Restart your computer.

Open the Viva Pinata game and click on "Home." You should now be able to create your game profile.