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Posts: 8
Registered: ‎11-20-2012

Can't download the Sims 3. How do I fix this?

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 I uninstalled the Sims 3 manually off my computer because the uninstall button didn't want to start up. I had all expantions downloaded on a internal D:/ drive and just formatted the D:/ drive since the Sims 3 was the only thing on there.

 I go back to download it again from Origin and it says:


The setup has detected that version 1.42.130 of the Sims 3 is already



This setup installs an earlier version of The Sims 3 (1.0.631).


You will have to uninstall the previous version before installing this




I have done a full entire sweep of my computer looking for all files related to Sims 3 in documents, program files, install shields, program datas, and completely deleted all files that came up under EA or Sims3 format. I restart my computer and try again and it says the same thing. So, frustrated, I try using my CD to download it. Even the CD says it cannot download.


Anyone mind helping?



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Registered: ‎07-18-2012

Re: Can't download the Sims 3. How do I fix this?

Are you on a PC or Mac ?

Did you also clean out the registry ?


Did you also clean out the origin folder in programs ?


Good Luck and Happy Simming


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Posts: 8
Registered: ‎11-20-2012

Re: Can't download the Sims 3. How do I fix this?

Thank you so much. Deleting the registry did work. :cattongue: