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Windows 7: SIMS 1 issues?

26 Jun 2011   #1
nami

Windows 7
 
 
SIMS 1 issues?

I am having major difficulty loading the Sims 1 on my Windows 7 laptop.
Here is a link to my printscreen so you can see the exact problem.
I am not super tech-savvy, so please be patient with me, but I would *really* like to play this game and you know all about Windows 7 and games, so you are my best help!

here is the link:
Public :: simstruouble.png picture by Nami_Spike - Photobucket

Thanks so much!

Or, if anyone knows of a game in which I can design houses that is really why I play sims in the first place, please recommend! that'd be great!


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26 Jun 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

try running the installer file as an admin, by opening the dvd/source finding the setup file right clicking it and choosing run as administrator.
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26 Jun 2011   #3
nami

Windows 7
 
 

I did attempt that and it still came up as the same thing... :/
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26 Jun 2011   #4
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

On the disc, have you tried setting the setup.exe to
Compatability mode: Windpows XP?

This as well as running as admin may do the trick.
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26 Jun 2011   #5
nami

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
On the disc, have you tried setting the setup.exe to
Compatability mode: Windpows XP?

This as well as running as admin may do the trick.
Did that as well, :/ same result...
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26 Jun 2011   #6
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

have you tried the troubleshoot compatibility thing?
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26 Jun 2011   #7
nami

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
have you tried the troubleshoot compatibility thing?
Just did, it gives me the options to
"Try Recommended Settings" (Which sets it to XP)
or "Troubleshoot program" (which allows me to choose an operating system...)
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26 Jun 2011   #8
nami

Windows 7
 
 

Okay, I have tried running it on Windows 2000 and a bunch of the others and it still has the same message, though I am the admin and can access those files...?
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26 Jun 2011   #9
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Is it possible the disc itself is scratched,smudged or something preventing it from reading at that part?
You may try installing to a custom directory, such as C:/The Sims ... but Im doubtful that will help with the error you are getting.
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26 Jun 2011   #10
nami

Windows 7
 
 

It's definitely not the disk, I put in another game that can be loaded and it gives me the same error... :/
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