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Anonymous
March 11, 2005 5:31:04 AM

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Hi!
I need someone to show me the right direction.
Yesterday finally University arrived and after some installation
problems I deinstalled The Sims 2. When I grab my CD case from the
shelf I realized, that my manual was gone! So I don't have the
registration key.
Unfortunately the registry file was already changed and no key could
be found.
I remember that someone wrote here that it is possible to retrieve the
CD key for a regsitered game from EA, but I couldn't find any way to
get in contact via the website.
Can anybody show me a way to get my cd key back? :o (
Greetings
Markus

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Anonymous
March 11, 2005 10:32:42 AM

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I am also in the UK and mine was on the manual.
Anonymous
March 11, 2005 4:12:59 PM

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Markus Brent wrote:
> Hi!
> I need someone to show me the right direction.
> Yesterday finally University arrived and after some installation
> problems I deinstalled The Sims 2. When I grab my CD case from the
> shelf I realized, that my manual was gone! So I don't have the
> registration key.
> Unfortunately the registry file was already changed and no key could
> be found.
> I remember that someone wrote here that it is possible to retrieve the
> CD key for a regsitered game from EA, but I couldn't find any way to
> get in contact via the website.
> Can anybody show me a way to get my cd key back? :o (
> Greetings
> Markus

The registration key is found on the back of the jewel case, not in the
manual.

Jeanie
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Anonymous
March 11, 2005 4:13:00 PM

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"Jeanie" <Nobody@home.com> wrote in message news:<vPgYd.117460$tl3.40699@attbi_s02>...
> Markus Brent wrote:
> > Hi!
> > I need someone to show me the right direction.
> > Yesterday finally University arrived and after some installation
> > problems I deinstalled The Sims 2. When I grab my CD case from the
> > shelf I realized, that my manual was gone! So I don't have the
> > registration key.
> > Unfortunately the registry file was already changed and no key could
> > be found.
> > I remember that someone wrote here that it is possible to retrieve the
> > CD key for a regsitered game from EA, but I couldn't find any way to
> > get in contact via the website.
> > Can anybody show me a way to get my cd key back? :o (
> > Greetings
> > Markus
>
> The registration key is found on the back of the jewel case, not in the
> manual.
>
> Jeanie

TS2 is'nt in a jewel case but in a dvd-box and the key is -
unfortunately - on the manual!

Grretings
Markus
Anonymous
March 11, 2005 6:27:15 PM

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"Jeanie" <Nobody@home.com> wrote in message
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>
> The registration key is found on the back of the jewel case, not in the
> manual.
>

I'm in the UK and my key was on my manual not the jewel case.


Deborah
--
Hamster Heaven - http://www.hamsterheaven.co.uk
Anonymous
March 11, 2005 7:17:14 PM

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>The registration key is found on the back of the jewel case, not in the
>manual.
>
>Jeanie

Maybe thats different for each country.
My registration key is on the back of the manual and I live in the
Netherlands.

Elly.
Anonymous
March 11, 2005 7:30:14 PM

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Ditto with MM :-)

(Although I will confess to panicking the first time I installed and
the installation program told me to get the registry key from the back
of the box - I thought I was going mad because I couldn't find it!)

~*~
vecki
Anonymous
March 11, 2005 7:57:12 PM

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Eveie wrote:
> I am also in the UK and mine was on the manual.

Well, I stand corrected. <g>
Nevermind......

Jeanie
Anonymous
March 12, 2005 2:07:45 AM

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I'm in Australia and it is on the box here, Jeanie, so it must just be
different in different places - strange. I wonder if it has to do with local
laws or just local expectations?

MM


"Jeanie" <Nobody@home.com> wrote in message
news:I5kYd.119033$tl3.1969@attbi_s02...
> Eveie wrote:
> > I am also in the UK and mine was on the manual.
>
> Well, I stand corrected. <g>
> Nevermind......
>
> Jeanie
>
>
Anonymous
March 12, 2005 2:09:01 AM

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But, mines a DVD box (with CD's inside) and the key is printed on a piece of
sticky label inside my box.

MM


"Markus Brent" <brentmark@aol.com> wrote in message
news:21cc2139.0503111210.7e06dd11@posting.google.com...
> "Jeanie" <Nobody@home.com> wrote in message
news:<vPgYd.117460$tl3.40699@attbi_s02>...
> > Markus Brent wrote:
> > > Hi!
> > > I need someone to show me the right direction.
> > > Yesterday finally University arrived and after some installation
> > > problems I deinstalled The Sims 2. When I grab my CD case from the
> > > shelf I realized, that my manual was gone! So I don't have the
> > > registration key.
> > > Unfortunately the registry file was already changed and no key could
> > > be found.
> > > I remember that someone wrote here that it is possible to retrieve the
> > > CD key for a regsitered game from EA, but I couldn't find any way to
> > > get in contact via the website.
> > > Can anybody show me a way to get my cd key back? :o (
> > > Greetings
> > > Markus
> >
> > The registration key is found on the back of the jewel case, not in the
> > manual.
> >
> > Jeanie
>
> TS2 is'nt in a jewel case but in a dvd-box and the key is -
> unfortunately - on the manual!
>
> Grretings
> Markus
Anonymous
March 12, 2005 3:18:52 AM

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"vecki" <vecsta02@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<1110587414.579622.315460@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com>...
> Ditto with MM :-)
>
> (Although I will confess to panicking the first time I installed and
> the installation program told me to get the registry key from the back
> of the box - I thought I was going mad because I couldn't find it!)
>
> ~*~
> vecki


What can I do that you will believe me?
In the German version there is no sticker on the DVD box, the key is
only printed on the back of the manual. It's the same with the
University box.
But thanks for your help anyway. I think I have to figure it out on my
own.
Markus
Anonymous
March 12, 2005 7:14:03 AM

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I actually wrote Maxis a VERY rude letter when I first went to install Sims
1. I couldn't find the key anywhere on the manual (which is where the game
claimed it was). I wrote and (as I said before) was very rude about how they
were trying to defraud me and that they better get me a key damn quick -
they wrote back very politely and asked if I had checked the jewel case.
*cringe*

MM



"vecki" <vecsta02@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1110587414.579622.315460@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> Ditto with MM :-)
>
> (Although I will confess to panicking the first time I installed and
> the installation program told me to get the registry key from the back
> of the box - I thought I was going mad because I couldn't find it!)
>
> ~*~
> vecki
>
Anonymous
March 12, 2005 7:42:01 AM

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I missed the original post here, but had you installed it before on your
system? Or are you having to reinstall from a reformat of your computer?
If you are just reinstalling and it is not after a reformat, your registry
key may be in the registry of your computer still.

"Markus Brent" <brentmark@aol.com> wrote in message
news:21cc2139.0503120018.5b83c242@posting.google.com...
> "vecki" <vecsta02@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:<1110587414.579622.315460@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com>...
> > Ditto with MM :-)
> >
> > (Although I will confess to panicking the first time I installed and
> > the installation program told me to get the registry key from the back
> > of the box - I thought I was going mad because I couldn't find it!)
> >
> > ~*~
> > vecki
>
>
> What can I do that you will believe me?
> In the German version there is no sticker on the DVD box, the key is
> only printed on the back of the manual. It's the same with the
> University box.
> But thanks for your help anyway. I think I have to figure it out on my
> own.
> Markus
Anonymous
March 12, 2005 1:24:03 PM

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brentmark@aol.com (Markus Brent) wrote:

>I remember that someone wrote here that it is possible to retrieve the
>CD key for a regsitered game from EA, but I couldn't find any way to
>get in contact via the website.

Fax your sales slip and a copy of the first CD to 0221-97582111 and ask
them for a new key.

--
Philipp Lucas
phlucas@online-club.de
Anonymous
March 12, 2005 4:53:25 PM

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Bluegenie2 wrote:
> I missed the original post here, but had you installed it before on
> your system? Or are you having to reinstall from a reformat of your
> computer? If you are just reinstalling and it is not after a
> reformat, your registry key may be in the registry of your computer
> still.

He had TS2 installed on his PC, He tried to install University, it went
wrong, he uninstalled everything. He went to reinstall but found that he
had lost the manual on which the Serial Number is Printed and it was not in
the registry. Despite several people confirming that in europe it *is* on
the manual some people refuse to believe this. However, Markus has decided
(I think) to write to Maxis/EA.
Anonymous
March 12, 2005 4:53:26 PM

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"Will Bradshaw" <spam@beasolutions.com> wrote in message
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> Bluegenie2 wrote:
> > I missed the original post here, but had you installed it before on
> > your system? Or are you having to reinstall from a reformat of your
> > computer? If you are just reinstalling and it is not after a
> > reformat, your registry key may be in the registry of your computer
> > still.
>
> He had TS2 installed on his PC, He tried to install University, it went
> wrong, he uninstalled everything. He went to reinstall but found that he
> had lost the manual on which the Serial Number is Printed and it was not
in
> the registry. Despite several people confirming that in europe it *is* on
> the manual some people refuse to believe this. However, Markus has
decided
> (I think) to write to Maxis/EA.

Thank you Will. There is a possibility that the serial number could still
be in his registry..............now if I could just remember how to find it
:) 

>
>
!