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Can't Install The Sims 2

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    Can't Install The Sims 2


    I've been trying to install TS2 on my laptop running the RP. However when I get to the screen to select where to install it to (after picking the language and inputting the serial number), I go to click next, the screen disappears for a brief second and then pops up again. It's the exact same screen that pops up after clicking next. I've tried to install it both from the disks, and a downloaded version, to no avail.

    Setting the compatibility settings to W7 or XP does not help either, nor does running with admin privileges. I can run SimCity 4 (which I believe is slightly older than TS2) just fine under W8. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?

    It is highly appreciated

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 64 Bit


    BUMP as I have the exact same problem
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  3. #3


    Pargas, Finland
    Posts : 48
    Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit with Media Center


    Right... It is possible that the program is not compatible with Windows 8. A lot of things are being changed, as you can see from using it.Generally, however, things that run in Windows 7 will run in Windows 8. That said, according to the compatibility report from the Windows 7 compatibility center, it is not compatible with Windows 7.
    Windows 7 Compatibility for The Sims 2 version 1.0: EA. Drivers, Updates, Downloads
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  4. #4


    The game does install on the rtm version of 8.
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  5. #5


    delete sory
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