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Sims 3 Won't Install on Windows 7 RC

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I'd read elsewhere that Sims 3 ran just fine on Windows 7, so I bit the bullet and purchased it from Direct2Drive. Waited several hours, everything finished downloading, and when I go to install, it says the operating system is not supported..check to see if you need x86 or 64 bit software.


Any idea what's going on, and better yet, how to fix it?


Edit***

Compatibility modes for any and all OS's does not work.
Edited by Gizmo - 9/27/09 at 2:29pm
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Run in compatibility mode?
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Are you sure? Because i'm running the Sims 3 on Win 7 ult x64 atm without any problem. I'm thinking what would be the problem here,hmm.
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The only different i guess is ur The Sims 3 is a normal version and mine is a Collector Ed but i don't think that have anything to do with ur problem. You bought the english edition right? A bad download might be the problem here yup.
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I think the download may have been corrupt.
    
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I am having the same problem that you are. I got the game from Direct2Drive and got an error message when I tried to install it. I spoke with EA customer service and the representative suggested what a few people here already have – that the download was corrupt. I am currently downloading it directly from EA and I will see if it works this time.
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Off-topic (or maybe not?)

How are you guys running Win 7 RC?

I thought all legit RC's expired.

Maybe RC is causing issues? Have you tried a different OS?

Edit: Wow, total brainfart. Didn't realize how old this thread is.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by evilferret;14129860 
Off-topic (or maybe not?)

How are you guys running Win 7 RC?

I thought all legit RC's expired.

Maybe RC is causing issues? Have you tried a different OS?

I don't think the poster before you read the date of the OP.. LOL Or the fact it is the RC....
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Originally Posted by teeps;14128964 
i am having the same problem that you are. I got the game from direct2drive and got an error message when i tried to install it. I spoke with ea customer service and the representative suggested what a few people here already have – that the download was corrupt. I am currently downloading it directly from ea and i will see if it works this time.

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