Windows 7: How to make Simcity 3000 run

I have successfully installed simcity 3000 on my windows 7 os, but it wont run, it tells me it has installed correctly, but when I click the icon to play the game nothing happend, I have tried downlaoding the patch from ea games, but nothing seems to work, any ideas please?
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Last updated July 22, 2018 Views 78,269 Applies to:

Have you tried running it in compatibility mode?  Right-click -> Properties -> Compatibility, select Windows XP and try again.

Failing that SimCity 4 work pretty good. :-)

Paul Smith - MVP for Windows Desktop Experience... I've crawled off NNTP - for now. Posting from Aldershot, UK. On the internet at and Please post back letting us know what works and what doesn't. :-)
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