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rhannon86
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Registered: ‎03-28-2013

wont install on windows 8

I've been trying to install it on my new windows 8 and the Origin window just pops up and asks if I want to install.  When I hit install it just starts to install but never stops. I just want to install to my computer and play but I always have to go through Origin which doesn't work.  I would return the game if I could just to not have to go through the trouble anymore.

crinrict
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Re: wont install on windows 8

Did you buy the disc or download version ? Do you have a working Internet connection ?



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rhannon86
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Re: wont install on windows 8

I bought the disc.  When I click Run Autorun it goes to a "click to install" screen, opens origin and never stops installing.  I've tried reinstalling many time but just get the same response.  I do have an internet connection, and the origin program works fine, just wont install game.  Cant I just do a normal install without origin?

crinrict
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Re: wont install on windows 8

It depends a bit when you bought the base game. 

I have all disc version, bough the base game back in 2009 and don't even have Origin installed on my computer. Except the not being able to connect to Origin message, I have no issues.

 

I do hear that newer base game versions require Origin though. 



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newzealandhlz
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Registered: ‎05-26-2013

Re: wont install on windows 8

my one is exactly the same. I can not get the game to install after the origin is installed. its really annoying. I've downloaded the patch but it will only help if sims 3 is installed but it can not install


rhannon86 wrote:

I've been trying to install it on my new windows 8 and the Origin window just pops up and asks if I want to install.  When I hit install it just starts to install but never stops. I just want to install to my computer and play but I always have to go through Origin which doesn't work.  I would return the game if I could just to not have to go through the trouble anymore.


 

crinrict
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Re: wont install on windows 8

What error are you getting ? What is your operating system ?



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