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Post by tunnykins on Wed 05 Sep 2018, 15:18

Hi, i wanna uninstall the sims 4 and reinstall it again. I thought uninstalling from control panel would work but the game still runs somehow. Then i made a research and found out i need to use your uninstaller. i downloaded it and ran it, but i can't find sims in it since i deleted it from control panel. please help.

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Re: Uninstalling

Post by Tarac on Wed 05 Sep 2018, 15:53

Open the register by pressing the Windowskey and R
Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Open SOFTWARE
Open Maxis and delete the folder The Sims 4
When you have 64 bits Windows open WOW6432Node
Open Maxis and delete the folder The Sims 4
Close the Register

Delete the install folder (often C:\Program Files\The Sims 4)
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Re: Uninstalling

Post by tunnykins on Wed 05 Sep 2018, 17:03

@Tarac wrote:Open the register by pressing the Windowskey and R
Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Open SOFTWARE
Open Maxis and delete the folder The Sims 4
When you have 64 bits Windows open WOW6432Node
Open Maxis and delete the folder The Sims 4
Close the Register

Delete the install folder (often C:\Program Files\The Sims 4)
i have deleted the install folder from C and Documents after writing this, is it normal that i cant find register files? Would it cause any problems to just install rn?

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Re: Uninstalling

Post by Tarac on Wed 05 Sep 2018, 17:25

Yes you can install anew.
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Re: Uninstalling

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 05 Sep 2018, 18:25

@tunnykins wrote:i have deleted the install folder from C and Documents after writing this, is it normal that i cant find register files? Would it cause any problems to just install rn?

If you wanted to re-install the game anyhow, I would have said you can leave those registry files.

And if you can't find registry files, you can still re-install. I think these newer EA games work, without this single registry entry. Typically the game will start in English then. Only if you wanted to switch display languages, you'd need fresh registry entries. 

But those can be easily provided here, and downloaded, later on too.

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Re: Uninstalling

Post by PlicPloc on Thu 06 Sep 2018, 13:03

Hi,

I didn't quite understand... I too want to uninstall, but not to reinstall after. I have used the "uninstall" application, in the "the sims 4" folder, and the uninstallation was apparently successfull, but the folder remains, and it takes room on my computer. How can I do to erase everything on my computer ? (Sorry if my English is bad, and don't hesitate to ask if I'm not clear). I suck in computer stuff, so don't hesite to be very specific...

Thank you very much for your help !

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Re: Uninstalling

Post by Tarac on Thu 06 Sep 2018, 14:40

After the Uninstall simply delete the The Sims 4 folders in Program Files and (if you want to delete your own houses, sims etc as well) in Documents\Electronic Arts.
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Re: Uninstalling

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Thu 06 Sep 2018, 20:15

@PlicPloc wrote:Hi,

I didn't quite understand... I too want to uninstall, but not to reinstall after. I have used the "uninstall" application, in the "the sims 4" folder, and the uninstallation was apparently successfull, but the folder remains, and it takes room on my computer. How can I do to erase everything on my computer ? (Sorry if my English is bad, and don't hesitate to ask if I'm not clear). I suck in computer stuff, so don't hesite to be very specific...

Thank you very much for your help !


Adding to the above comments, most modern DRM-free games can simply be "un-installed", by moving the installation folder elsewhere, or deleting it altogether.

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Re: Uninstalling

Post by PlicPloc on Sat 08 Sep 2018, 15:59

Thank you very much !

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