Windows 8 compatibility issue "The Sims 3 Pets Expansion Pack"?

Hello,
I have just installed all The Sims 3 up to The Sims 3 Pets Expansion Pack
I get the following error message

Your The Sims 3 Base Game is incompatible with the current Sims 3 expansion pack. Please update your game via the game launcher.

I have just installed Windows 8 Professional x64 Bit.

Can anyone help me PLEASE!!! I really want to play The Sims 3 but I need to download a patch to fix this! I can't find one anywhere!!!! Or Is The Sims 3 not meant to work on Windows 8 Professional?
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  1. Did you check the "game launcher" like it tells you to?
  2. tigerg said:
    Did you check the "game launcher" like it tells you to?


    I can't even get to that it loads up and appears for 2 seconds then disappears!! it took me like 5 minutes just to write the error message down as i had to keep clicking into the game!!!!
  3. Well, I just googled your problem and found a discussion about it at the EA forums: http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/387628.page
  4. Thank you i will give that a try
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