Help us improve Answers HQ! Take Survey No, Thanks

.NET Framework Initialization Error

by mlvlove

Original Post

.NET Framework Initialization Error

★★★★ Newbie

Hello, whenever I try opening Sims3 on my desktop, a screen pops up stating: 


"Sims3LauncherW.exe- .NET Framework Initialization Error: To run this application, you must first install one of the following versions of the .NET Framework: v2.0.50727".


How do I fix this issue?

Message 1 of 2 (1,300 Views)

Re: .NET Framework Initialization Error

Hero (Retired)

 in the start menu type in turn windows on then clcik on that to open up a window check if the .NEtframwork is turned on see image to see .net framwork is on in that image is blue if not blue on yours click the box to enable click ok the chages should be saved then it may take a few mins for it

also use the check for windows updates to see if there are updates for your computer which may inculde .NET framework updates


see here too



Message 2 of 2 (1,292 Views)

Want more Sims?

Check out our Sims forums for tutorials and all things Sims.

View more


Having trouble connecting to your game?

Try these steps first to clear up any problems you may have when connecting to an EA game.

Troubleshoot and test your connection


Forget your EA Account ID or password?

Reset, update, or link your account information.

View More on EA Help