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    Cannot Install OldSIMSInst.exe

    Hello, I am quite new here so I'm not 100% if I'm posting in the correct section. If so, could a forum moderator move this to the correct place?

    I am currently experiencing an issue with the OldSIMSInst.exe
    I am unable to install SIMS because of this issue and I can't seem to find any solution to it.
    EDIT: I need to see/click on the Install button that clearly isn't present.
    Here's an image;


    Any help or clue to what I could do to remedy this would be gratefully appreciated and thank you in advance.
    Last edited by Steff_; 2nd May 2014 at 09:54 AM.

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    Why are you trying to install an oldSimsinst onto a client PC?

    To install SIms you want to run SimsInst.exe from the SetupS folder on the server.

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    What is the actual problem anyway? That you cannot see an 'OK' button?

    If so when I can't see where I should click, try using the 'TAB' button on your keyboard. You should see it move from section to section on your screen. When it disappears from the last section and isn't visible anymore it is probably on the OK button. If it it cancels, you know it is one more press next time...

    I've had to do this countless times when installing things on monitors that I can't see properly. Try changing the resolution of your monitor also, maybe something low like 800x600, it may be expecting an older screen size.

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    I am installing SIMS on a client's laptop because it's a teacher's and they needed. We install OldSIMSInst.exe first then SIMSInst.exe. Not sure why, that's what my manager just told me.
    I also tried the screen resolution and that wasn't a success, though we did your "tab" suggestion and it worked perfectly, just a pain if you under/over hit it and have to start all over again.
    This is the first laptop we've had issues with this sort of thing, it's a 1366x768 15,6" resolution, like other laptops we have but they don't seem to have the issue.

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    Stick and external display on it next time that is 4:3, should show you what you are used to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rad View Post
    Stick and external display on it next time that is 4:3, should show you what you are used to.
    It's just weird how it won't display correctly on that ONE machine that has the exact same resolution as the other laptops, but we'll give it a shot and post our result.

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    I just tested it on 4:3 resolution monitor and there's still nothing. This is what should come up;

    eD9Dyxy.png

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    What is the file version of OLDsimsinst.exe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    What is the file version of OLDsimsinst.exe?
    Sorry, what do you mean by "file version"?

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    Right click the file look in Properties the Details.

    The newest version I have is 1.21.3.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    Right click the file look in Properties the Details.

    The newest version I have is 1.21.3.0
    Thought as much
    Yes mines the exact same version as yours, but for some reason it just displays different on that one machine, like the picture in my OP (Original Post).

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    I'm not sure why you are running 2 Simsinsts then.

    I have seen this happen but can't remember why at the moment...

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    try running the three files that are SIMSinst
    SIMSInfrastructureSetup.exe
    SIMSApplicationSetup.exe
    SIMSManualSetup

    then copy the SIMS.ini from a working PC

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    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    try running the three files that are SIMSinst
    SIMSInfrastructureSetup.exe
    SIMSApplicationSetup.exe
    SIMSManualSetup

    then copy the SIMS.ini from a working PC
    I'm not running 2 installers, I was just showing you one from a working PC in one of my posts.
    And I'll give that a go after my lunch break. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steff_ View Post
    I am installing SIMS on a client's laptop because it's a teacher's and they needed. We install OldSIMSInst.exe first then SIMSInst.exe. Not sure why, that's what my manager just told me.
    I also tried the screen resolution and that wasn't a success, though we did your "tab" suggestion and it worked perfectly, just a pain if you under/over hit it and have to start all over again.
    This is the first laptop we've had issues with this sort of thing, it's a 1366x768 15,6" resolution, like other laptops we have but they don't seem to have the issue.
    I was quoting this. There is no reason I know of for running it twice, I have been installing SIMS for 15 years.

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