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so i have a question for all you sims 2 users out there. Does the Sims 2 work on Windows 7? I really want the game, but I have Windows 7 and my mom says Sims 2 won't work on windows 7. is it true? Please help. Thank you xx Morgsalexandra (talk) 21:45, December 15, 2012 (UTC)

I guess it varies from computer to computer. I have read about players who can't play on Windows 7, but a lot of them can. I have Windows 7 (x64), and I can run Sims 2 and it's expansion packs. I am only expariencing some loading crashes, but my graphic card is to blame. Make sure your graphics card is not integrated. Sorry I can't help more. Try searching online for more information. There are tons of sites that could solve your dilemma. Vss2eiptalk here 21:53, December 15, 2012 (UTC)
I've never had an issue running The Sims 2 on my Windows 7 machines (I've had two), even with an integrated graphics card. As long as your machine meets the minimum specifications and is otherwise operating fine, you shouldn't have any issues. If you do, try running the program in Compatibility Mode for an earlier version of Windows (like Windows XP) to see if it resolves the problem. -- LiR speak ~ read 21:58, December 15, 2012 (UTC)

I recently added The Sims 2 onto my new laptop that I got for my christmas and that had Windows 7 pre-installed on it. The games work really well and they suprisingly load a little bit faster than The Sims 3. I guess like the others have said, it depends on what type of laptop you have. HanaGoth96 talk 21:37, February 20, 2013 (UTC)

For me, it does. TheEmperorsWill (talk) 08:14, August 20, 2013 (UTC)TheEmerorsWill

It work on my computer, Tom stalk investigate

It's worked for several years on mine. I'm about to upgrade to Windows 8 though (not by choice - I need a new computer and windows 7 isnt readily available anymore, especially after I spent all my money on the computer itself), and I'm wondering if sims2 will work on windows8. Anyone know? Sims2addict9312 (talk) 10:12, April 23, 2014 (UTC)

Many people have encountered problems where they cannot run The Sims 2 on Windows 8. You may want to read this thread to make the game work on Windows 8 Nikel Talk Vote! 13:56, April 23, 2014 (UTC)
I use windows 8 and for me it doesn't give any problems (yet) Tom stalk investigate