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Post by cancerkrebs on Mon 01 Oct 2012, 11:09

Hi there.

So, my PC needed a shiny new motherboard and graphics card. Got all my sims 3 games on the external hard drive, so i figured i could just start the game as normal, once i finished the my main harddrive. But guess what, nothing works - and i just don't understand it. I've googled, but i can't find anything...

Do i really need to reinstall everything???? Sad (have all SP and EP's up until Katy Perry's)

First i tried the ultimate fix. didn't fix it. Says unable to start, please install base game.
I've tried the manual patch, it also says that sims 3 isn't installed.

I can see the files on my D:/ (the external)

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Re: Reinstalled windows - but still have all sims 3 files on external harddrive.[SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Mon 01 Oct 2012, 16:44

Hello,

Yes, since you reinstalled your Windows too, your new Windows does not recognize the old games as installed.
You definitely need to reinstall the games following these instructions, I'm afraid: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly

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Re: Reinstalled windows - but still have all sims 3 files on external harddrive.[SOLVED]

Post by cancerkrebs on Tue 02 Oct 2012, 08:49

Ah, I See.. Oh Well better get on with it then.... Very Happy

Is it possible to do a "repair" if i reinstall sims?

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Tue 02 Oct 2012, 10:41

Hello,

No, I'm afraid not. There's no alternative, you'll have to reinstall everything.

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Post by cancerkrebs on Tue 02 Oct 2012, 10:43

Oh..

Thanks for helping me anyways Very Happy

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Tue 02 Oct 2012, 10:46

Hello,

Please let us know if you run into problems.

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Post by cancerkrebs on Tue 02 Oct 2012, 10:55

Actually, i've already run into a problem... How do i manual uninstall all of it?

Do i just delete the files on my external and then dlete the files in regedit?
And can I do it in one go?

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Tue 02 Oct 2012, 10:57

Hello,

There aren't any registry entries, since it was wiped clean when you reinstalled Windows. You can delete the installation folders on your D: drive. That's all there is to it.

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Re: Reinstalled windows - but still have all sims 3 files on external harddrive.[SOLVED]

Post by cancerkrebs on Tue 02 Oct 2012, 11:01

Ah, great... Thanks again Very Happy

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Post by Adwomin on Tue 02 Oct 2012, 18:24

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You're welcome!
We'll keep this topic open for you, please let us know if you need any more assistance during the progress and, of course, the final result!

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Re: Reinstalled windows - but still have all sims 3 files on external harddrive.[SOLVED]

Post by cancerkrebs on Wed 03 Oct 2012, 22:51

Hi again.

Reinstalled everything without any problems.

Used G4TW ultimate fix - all is good Very Happy

Happy Simming The Sims Plumbob 1

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Re: Reinstalled windows - but still have all sims 3 files on external harddrive.[SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Thu 04 Oct 2012, 11:33

Hello,

You’re welcome.
Don’t hesitate to post if you have questions or problems again!
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