Can't get Sim City 4 Deluxe Edition to work on Windows 7

Does Anyone Know How to get SimCity 4 Deluxe to work with windows 7? When I install the game and use the compatibility options I only get the starting screen but nothing else happens after that.
 

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Last updated September 16, 2019 Views 64,637 Applies to:
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Hi Mal-The-Ki

 

·         We would like to know if you receive any error message or error code when trying to play the game.

Please check for any error message or error code in event viewer. Steps to follow:

i.           Click Start, in the search box type in Event viewer

ii.         In event viewer windows, expand Windows logo

iii.       Select Application and check.

If you have any error code or error message please reply back to help us troubleshoot better.

Link: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/What-information-appears-in-event-logs-Event-Viewer

 

·         What is the option you are selecting in compatibility tab while installing the game?

 

In compatibility center of windows 7 SimCity 4 is compatible, here is the link you may refer to: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/Search.aspx?type=Software&s=SIMCITY%204%20deluxe 

 

But SimCity 4 deluxe is not compatible with windows vista: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-vista/Details.aspx?type=Software&p=Sim%20City%204%20Deluxe&v=EA&uid=&pf=0&pi=7&c=PC%20Gaming&sc=Strategy&os=64-bit

 

Try installing the game normally, as the game is compatible with windows 7 and check if it helps.

 

You may even post the thread in the game manufacturer forum, for any suggestion from them and check: http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/categories/list.page

 

Thanks and Regards:

Samhrutha G S - Microsoft Support.

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sim city 4 deluxe does work with windows 7, after all problems i had at first i realised that mozilla firefox effects it, so use google chrome and the game works fine, but the expansions remain to have problems

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