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Sims 2 Deluxe installation help

By alq
May 22, 2008
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  1. Sims 2 Deluxe installation help [solved]

    Hi,
    I recently bought this game online, and have been trying to install it for the last hour.

    The AutoRun works fine, but as soon as I select my language, it tells me to "please insert disk 1." Well, I've tried both discs (Bonus DVD and the program disc) but neither is recognized.
    I'm not sure if I got screwed by the person from whom I bought it, or if there's something up with my laptop.

    I'm running XP home, and followed the directions to shut down McAfee and background processes. I have a DVDrom drive, and so that shouldn't be a problem. Can't figure out what else to do.
    Thanks.
  2. serviceme

    serviceme TS Rookie Posts: 31

    Do you have your harddrive partitioned? I've noticed with a couple of game installations that it points by default to "D:\", even when the optical drive isn't listed as such.
  3. alq

    alq TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'm pretty sure it's not partitioned, but I'm not absolutely certain.
  4. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    If you don't know then you can usually tell just by going to my computer. If there are two hard disks listed then it is. If not then it's not.

    IS it the original Cd's? You could try mounting the disks with alcohol 120% and trying that, but aside from that I don't know.
  5. alq

    alq TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Searched a bit more online for solutions. Have now attempted installing it from my own HD. So far - I've gotten further than I had.
    Crossing my fingers for a smooth installation.

    Thank you both!

    Edit: And all is well!
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