You should be able to right click the executable (setup.exe for the one that
didn't install correctly, and them sims.exe [or whatever] for the other
one), and click on Properties. Then click on the Compatibility tab, then
check "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" and select "Windows XP
(Service Pack 2).
Check and see if that works.
"turtle18" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Just bought a new laptop with vista, have tried to install 2 games on it
> both do not function properly. The first one i installed, a pop up said
> installation was interrrupted and now it has to stop installation and it
> doesn't finish installing obviously. The other game, Sims life stories,
> game was installed but the how to play feature on the game does not work,
> when i click on it it says the game has crashed and now has to shut down.
> anyone help?