Error,  Windows

VC++ error code 1603


I get the following error message trying to install the game.

Error: The VC++ runtime redistributable package was not installed successfully. Setup cannot continue. (1603) 


This error can have several causes. Below a few things you can try:

Start as Administrator

  • Right-Click on the Origin Icon on your desktop
  • Choose Run as Administrator.

Uninstall faulty Update

  1. Go to Uninstall or change a program
  2. Click on Installed Updates
  3. Click on Name to sort the updates alphabetically
  4. Find Security Update for Microsoft Windows (KB2918614)UpdateDeinstallieren
  5. Uninstall the Update
  6. Restart your computer
  7. Reinstall Sims 4 again as administrator.

Reinstall VC ++  Redistributable

  • Check in your installed programs if you have Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x86 Redistributable and Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x64 Redistributable
  • If not:
  • If so
    • Uninstall it and reinstall as described above.

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