Author Topic: Installation Problems [VC++ error code 1603]  (Read 2961 times)

Offline dustinleephil

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Installation Problems [VC++ error code 1603]
« on: September 21, 2014, 02:37:50 AM »
I purchased a copy of Sims 4 tonight, super excited to finally get to play the new game, 4 hours later, still no game. I installed both discs (I opted to buy the retail version, thought it would be faster, jokes on me) then while in Origin, i clicked install. It gets to 7% and says there's an error, VC++ package was not installed correctly. Frustrated I go to the help.ea site. It tells me that windows should be update, I update windows, easy fix. After windows updates some optional stuff I try again. I have to put the discs in again, and start over. I wait the 20 minutes it takes to copy the game files, and find I have the error yet again. I follow the next step on help.ea, and install the VC++ package, halfway through that installation process it tells me that its already been installed. I deleted origin off my computer, and am currently re-installing.

As I was writing this out, I realize maybe I need to totally get rid of the VC++ package and re-install it? I have no idea what that even is, or how to do that. I'm hoping that re-installing Origin will fix my problem, but I doubt it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'll update this after origin finishes, for some reason its downloading extremely slow, 84KB/sec.  >:(   


--Origin just finished, and now I'm having the same problem.

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Re: Installation Problems
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2014, 02:54:36 AM »
Hi Dustinleephil,

I think I may have found a fix for your install problem.

VC++ error code 1603
http://sims4.crinrict.com/en/2014/09/vc-error-code-1603/

Thank you for sharing the problem details. And welcome to the forum. If this does help fix the problem. Please let us know.

MrsFlynn
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Offline dustinleephil

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Re: Installation Problems
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2014, 03:31:18 AM »
Thank you for replying! I just found that myself! I had to uninstall update KB2918614, and it works like a charm. I'm glad too, I was getting madder than wet hen!

 

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