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Old 04-20-2004, 04:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation sims trouble

first off here are my system specs

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version: 5.1.2600
Service Pack: 1.0
System Model: MS- 6547
BIOS Version: American Megatrends Inc. 7.00T
Processor: Intel (R) Pentium (R) 4CPU 1.80 GHz
Version: x86 Family 15 Model 1 stepping 2
Speed: 1813 MHz
RAM capacity: 128MB
Local Disk Total capacity 37.26 GB

the trouble is i tried that i purchased some new expansion packs for the sims and i tried to instal em on but it wouldnt work. then i tried unstalling the whole thing and now when i try to re-install the sims living large it loads on the wizard guid and then a pop-up appears saying "error getting sku number from regestry. installation aborted." and thats it

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Old 04-20-2004, 06:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Youve pooched your uninstall. Youll need to get a registry cleaner and search for files from Maxis and remove them manually. Be VERY CAREFUL while doing so.... you mess us the registry and you can say 'ello to a OS reinstall.

System specs? Lets just get down to it people:

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Old 04-20-2004, 09:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Go to Start>>Run and type "regedit" without quotes. Now you can take 2 paths.

1)You can go Edit>>Find then type in words like Maxis, Sims, and the other game titles. Press F3 after you delete for the next one.


2)Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE and find the folder with Maxis or EA Games, or Sims, and delete the folders.

Like he said be VERY VERY careful. One wrong delete and by by system.
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