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My Sims 3 game keeps minimizing itself

I just recently got a new laptop and installed Sims 3 into it, the game worked great the first couple of days but after a while it kept minimizing it self and sending me back to my home screen. At first I assumed it was a issue of my Norton Security running in the background so I suspended it for a hour to see if my game would still minimize itself and it did. I also updated to the new patch offered by the Sims 3 game and it still minimized itself. I do have origin and I have no clue if that could be the reason the game is minimizing itself.. I also have windows 8 but I make sure to exit out of everything before I start my Sims game. If anyone has any suggestions on how to fix my problem I would be so thankful to hear from you...

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Re: My Sims 3 game keeps minimizing itself


  1. Close the game (kill it if necessary) 
  2. Click Start or press the Windows key and R, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK. (could be different depending on your OS) 
  3. Click on Startup.
  4. Select disable All.
  5. Click on Services.
  6. Check the box that says Hide All Microsoft Services, then Disable All.
  7. Apply, then restart your system.



Good Luck and Happy Simming


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