The Sims 2 won't install. Keeps asking me to insert disk 2

By Becki ยท 4 replies
Oct 30, 2013
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  1. Hi Ive just joined this site so I hope ive posted in the right place :)!

    Ive had the same laptop for yonks now and I originally had the sims 2 installed on it with no problems.
    When the sims 3 came out I uninstalled the sims 2 and installed the sims 3.

    Now im trying to re-install the sims 2 and its having non of it!

    Ive uninstalled the sims 3 so I know there is plently of room for it.

    I put in disk 1 it loads fine and the installation starts then it gets to 23% and a message comes up asking me to insert disk 2. I put the disk in and it loads but every time I click ok on the message the "please insert disk 2" message constantly keeps popping up and I cant get any further!

    I thought it was maybe an error with the disk so I bought a replacement one and im still having the same issue!

    Ive also seen a tip on a forum of coping all the files from each disk to the computer and installing this way - Ive tried it does exactly the same!

    Can anyone help at all?
  2. Taycat

    Taycat TS Rookie Posts: 50

    Do you have a legit, legal copy of the game and not a copied disc from somebody?
    You cannot use a disc from a friend to play due to EA/Maxis putting disc protection on the discs.
  3. Becki

    Becki TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Disks are legit I bought the game when it first came out, hasn't been copied.
  4. aaalice

    aaalice TS Rookie

    I'm having the same problem, how did you fix it? thanks
  5. JohnCB

    JohnCB TS Booster Posts: 118   +63

    The simplest way is to have EA authorize the Sims 2 into your origin account for digital download.

    The process is pretty simple, contact EA Support, provide your Sims 2 CDKey and they'll add the game into your Origin account.

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