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Windows 7: Sims 2 Expansion Packs and Windows 7

02 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
Sims 2 Expansion Packs and Windows 7

Looks like some of this territory has been covered before, but I'm somewhat of a pc novice who usually requires step-by-step guidance.

My family's old pc ran Windows XP and my teenage daughter had several Sims 2 games loaded onto it -- many were the Expansion Packs. I've loaded them all onto our new pc which runs Windows 7 HP 32-bit. Sims 3 games run fine, as do the Sims "Stories" games. But whenever I try to open ANY of the Sims 2 Expansion Pack games (REGARDLESS of the title) I get some variation of the attached message below.

Any ideas? I'm guessing it's a compatibility issue as most of the Sims 2 games were originally running on Windows Vista and/or XP? But I don't know how to bridge the gap over to Windows 7.

Thanks in advance for any assistance!

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03 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

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May I assume that you have already tried doing exactly as that error suggests?
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03 Jul 2010   #3

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You need to download the updated installer from the sims web site.

When installing Sims 2 Expansion Packs, you must start with pack 1, pack 2, pack 3, & so on.
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