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Cannot Install I bought a new computer with Windows Vista and wanted to reinstall SimIsle (I have the CD), but the computer will not auto boot the CD and when I explore the folder and manually run start-up or install nothing happens. How do I install this game on Vista?!

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It might not run on vista. Vista in incredibly picky and most games needs patches. Best bet is to go to the sims website and see if they have the patch for vista.

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