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    Question the sims 2 double deluxe trouble.......

    so i had the sims 2 before but the disk buggered up when i went to install it.... so i bought the sims 2 double deluxe now when i try to install it nothing happens so i go into my computer and click the cd and nothing shows up

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    Sims is a troublesome application to update or uninstall

    It needs to be properly uninstalled before you attempt to install a new version

    Important:
    It involves using the registry and should only be done after backing up the registry and sims folder to save your sims neighborhood


    I recommend you get hands on help from a knowledgeable family member or a friend

    To manually uninstall this game, you will need to edit your system and Windows registry in a two-part process. This will remove all traces of the game from your system

    Note: If you are not doing a full uninstall of the game, please back up your Sims 2 data before completing the steps further below.

    To back up your Sims 2 data:
    Double click on the My Documents folder.
    Double click on the EA Games folder.
    Right Click on the The Sims 2 folder.
    Select Copy.
    Close this window and right click anywhere on the desktop that is not on an icon or in a window.
    Select Paste.
    Your Sims save games will now be saved to the desktop of your computer.
    To restore your Sims save games, simply move this folder back into the EA Games folder.

    The next step will involve deleting the game files themselves.

    To remove all of the game folders:
    Open your My Documents folder (Documents folder for Windows Vista / Windows 7).
    Open the EA Games folder.
    Right-click on The Sims 2 folder and choose Delete.
    A Confirm Folder Delete window will appear; choose Yes.
    When the folder is finished deleting, close the window.
    Open My Computer (Computer for Windows Vista / WIndows 7).
    Open your hard drive (by default this is C: ).
    Open the Program Files folder (Programs Files (x86) for 64 Bit Operating systems).
    Open the EA Games folder.
    Right-click and delete the Sims 2 expansions you wish to uninstall (delete all of the folders for a full uninstall)
    The Sims 2
    The Sims 2 Deluxe
    The Sims 2 Apartment Life
    The Sims 2 FreeTime
    The Sims 2 Bon Voyage
    The Sims 2 Celebration! Stuff
    The Sims 2 Family Fun Stuff
    The Sims 2 Glamour Life Stuff
    The Sims 2 H&MŽ Fashion Stuff
    The Sims 2 IKEAŽ Home Stuff
    The Sims 2 Teen Style Stuff
    The Sims 2 Nightlife
    The Sims 2 Open For Business
    The Sims 2 Pets
    The Sims 2 Seasons
    The Sims 2 University
    A Confirm Folder Delete window will appear; choose Yes.
    When the folder is finished deleting, close the window.
    Right-click on your Recycle Bin and choose Empty Recycle Bin.

    Now you can remove the registry keys for the game.

    Remember that editing your computers registry incorrectly can severely damage your operating system. We recommend having a computer professional perform these steps. If you are confident, however, that you can edit your registry successfully, then please carefully follow the instructions below.
    Click on Start and then click on Run...
    In the text line type regedit, and click OK.
    click on File and then Export...
    Choose a location and name for the file; this will be your backup registry file.
    Click Save.

    The next steps will all be performed in the left pane of the Registry Editor window.
    Click on the + next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
    Click on the + next to SOFTWARE (click on + next to Wow6432Node for 64 Bit Systems).
    Click on the + next to EA GAMES.
    Right-click and delete the Sims 2 expansions you wish to uninstall (delete all of the folders for a full uninstall) (If there is no folder present skip this step.)
    The Sims 2
    The Sims 2 Deluxe
    The Sims 2 Double Deluxe
    The Sims 2 Apartment Life
    The Sims 2 FreeTime
    The Sims 2 Bon Voyage
    The Sims 2 Celebration Stuff
    The Sims 2 Family Fun Stuff
    The Sims 2 Glamour Life Stuff
    The Sims 2 H M Fashion Stuff
    The Sims 2 IKEA Home Stuff
    The Sims 2 Kitchen & Bath Stuff
    The Sims 2 Teen Style Stuff
    The Sims 2 Nightlife
    The Sims 2 Open For Business
    The Sims 2 Pets
    The Sims 2 Seasons
    The Sims 2 University

    Click on the + next to Electronic Arts.
    Click on the + next to EA GAMES.
    Right-click and delete the Sims 2 expansions you wish to uninstall (delete all of the folders for a full uninstall) (If there is no folder present skip this step.)
    The Sims 2
    The Sims 2 Deluxe
    The Sims 2 Double Deluxe
    The Sims 2 Apartment Life
    The Sims 2 FreeTime
    The Sims 2 Bon Voyage
    The Sims 2 Celebration Stuff
    The Sims 2 Family Fun Stuff
    The Sims 2 Glamour Life Stuff
    The Sims 2 H M Fashion Stuff
    The Sims 2 IKEA Home Stuff
    The Sims 2 Kitchen & Bath Stuff
    The Sims 2 Teen Style Stuff
    The Sims 2 Nightlife
    The Sims 2 Open For Business
    The Sims 2 Pets
    The Sims 2 Seasons
    The Sims 2 University

    Click on the + next to Microsoft.
    Click on the + next to Windows.
    Click on the + next to Current Version.
    Click on the + next to Uninstall.
    Right-click and delete the Sims 2 expansions you wish to uninstall (delete all of the folders for a full uninstall)
    The Sims 2
    {8AB8D458-939E-403F-0097-9BA1C1F013D5} - CD edition
    {40C03514-89C3-41BA-0090-3B440256DB87} - DVD edition
    {6E7DD182-9FC6-4651-0095-2E666CC6AF35} - UK/European CD edition
    {9C244239-ED8E-40f1-937F-51C706CD2160} - The Sims 2 Deluxe
    {2D37F6AE-D201-4580-B91A-6BF9BB93ED2D} - The Sims 2 Double Deluxe
    {B6F5B704-06D3-4687-90F3-6195304AD755} - The Sims 2 Apartment Life
    {87F6C83D-F949-4d14-B5CB-DC8C75F8932D} - The Sims 2 FreeTime
    {F248ADFA-64E0-4b03-8A83-059078BED6A0} - The Sims 2 Bon Voyage
    {EAA38532-7AD0-4f78-918A-4F4F02096ECE} - The Sims 2 Celebration Stuff
    {6BDD9CE6-D0A6-478A-BAD3-BA6945E89EB0} - The Sims 2 Family Fun Stuff
    {9CDBC303-3EED-40b0-8E41-A7C65AA96C26} - The Sims 2 Glamour Life Stuff
    {84DDE556-43EF-43ed-B2DF-37AF9E5DDD75} - The Sims 2 H&M Fashion Stuff
    {6E17F9751-F056-4335-B718-8AF1B1092AFB} - The Sims 2 IKEA Home Stuff
    {6522C636-B04C-4333-9BEB-9E0C0B6350D6} - The Sims 2 Kitchen & Bath Stuff
    {5C648FDB-0138-4619-B66E-230EF53E8E2C} - The Sims 2 Teen Style Stuff
    {F7529650-B9DB-481B-0089-A2AC3C2821C1} - The Sims 2 Nightlife
    {7B3577F5-1D82-4C9B-008B-69D026FD8BCA} - The Sims 2 Open For Business
    {4817189D-1785-4627-A33C-39FD} - The Sims 2 Pets
    {DFEF49D9-FC95-4301-99B9-2FB91C6ABA06} - The Sims 2 Seasons
    {8FD3F4BA-A4A6-4380-00A6-CC6853AB2DC2} - The Sims 2 University
    {76703039-C98C-4E62-A12C-4D7066BE9985} - University Life Collection
    {6CB35178-9E25-48FB-9F86-E40ADC7043B6} - Best Of Business Collection
    {41AA7187-8272-462C-9EED-7B614DA1404E} - Fun With Pets Collection
    {1A2A15C2-6780-49c1-B296-503230E9DE00} - Mansion and Garden Stuff

    The Sims 2 and expansions have now been completely removed from your system. You may now choose to reinstall the game.
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    my laptop says dvd rw/r and the disk says dvd rom can i still play it

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    Ebay has been known to sell junk and bad DVDs

    More info; DVD-RW - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Some play both DVD- and DVD+...some do not play both types
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    my laptop won't play this game because its a dvd thingy and my laptop use to play dvds but it won't even do that anymore. could that be the problem.... and can it be fixed

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebstar View Post
    my laptop won't play this game because its a dvd thingy and my laptop use to play dvds but it won't even do that anymore. could that be the problem.... and can it be fixed
    Yes if the DVD Drive has failed and it no longer plays DVDs

    However, if it is only a software failure and not the actual failure of the hardware...that maybe fixable

    What is the computer model and OS of the laptop?
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