@iaf3ta Try doing a clean uninstall of Origin and reinstalling the latest version. Clear Origin's cache first, then uninstall "the hard way." This shouldn't uninstall any of your games.
Instead of downloading the ThinSetup, use the full Origin installer. This is the direct download link:
Be sure to run the installer as an admin, as in, right-click on the installer and select "Run as administrator."
I finally figured it out on my own!
Manually uninstall the Origin your Sims game is trying to download when you load up the game--this apparently is not the version of Origin that needs to be installed.
To uninstall I normally just type in "uninstall" into my windows search bar and scroll until I find "ORIGIN" and click "UNINSTALL ORIGIN."
When you completely uninstall DO NOT try to download the game yet. Go to WWW.ORIGIN.COM and download the application directly from the site. (It is recommended that you download this application on the primary account of your computer to avoid more issues). This way you get the updated version of Origin. After Origin completely downloads from the website THEN you can insert your game and it should work just fine.
I hope this helps, I was very frustrated and couldn't figure it out because the disk was automatically downloading an incorrect Origin application and doing it through the website finally fixed the problem.
@itz_Noel16 Start with a couple of basic checks of your Windows system files. Here's how to run them:
Please also make sure .NET 3.5 and 4.8 are both installed. Hit Windows key-R and enter "appwiz.cpl" without quotes. In the File Explorer window that opens, click "Turn Windows features on or off," and you'll see this:
Make sure both .NET entries (in the first red box at the top) look like this, minus the fact that 4.7 is now 4.8.
Please also check which VC++ runtimes you have installed. Hit Windows key-i, select Apps, scroll down to the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables, take a screenshot of the whole list, and attach it to a post.
@MyMichelet I'm not sure what's going on with your Windows key, so I'll leave that alone. Hopefully this is a one-time error, but if not, you might need to contact Microsoft.
Error 0xc000007b is a difficult one to deal with sometimes, unfortunately. Since I don't know what's going on with your system, it's best to start with some repairs and updates. If you get an error at any point and can't complete a step, please stop there, take a screenshot of the error, and attach it to a reply. For the repairs:
Restart your computer, and manually run any pending updates (even if you've done this before, the update tool might not have found them all). Hit Windows key-i, select Update & Security, and click the button to check for updates. If there are a number pending, it may take a few tries, with restarts in between, to run them all.
Next, uninstall all your VC++ runtimes and download new ones from Microsoft. Hit Windows key-i, select Apps, scroll down to Microsoft Visual C++ [year] Redistributables, click on each one starting with 2010, and click Uninstall. Leave the earlier ones if you have them—Origin doesn't use them, but other apps you have on your computer might.
You can download new copies directly from Microsoft. If your computer is 64-bit, be sure to install both the x64 and x86 versions.
Please also use these guides to clearing Origin's cache and uninstalling it "the hard way" to clear out all Origin-related files from your computer.
Restart your computer, download the full Origin installer, and run it as an admin: right-click on the Origin download and select "Run as administrator." This is a direct download link:
If none of this helps, please run a dxdiag and attach it to a post.
Somehow I am just now seeing your response...and still dealing with this issue. I gave up for a few months, lol.
This is the response I get
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