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How To Find My Serial Code For Sims 3 If I Lost My Booklet?

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If you have already loaded Sims 3 on your computer before you lost the booklet then there is a way to retrieve the serial code. However, if you lost the booklet before you could install the game then, unfortunately, there is not a lot you can do apart from purchasing the game again. 

There are other Sims 3 serial codes floating about the Internet but most would not work and it is illegal to use them if you did not purchase the game the code has been taken from.

If you have loaded it on the computer previously then you will be able to access the serial code back by following a few simple steps. The EA games website gives you the following directions for retrieving your code:

- Click on Start and then click on Run.
- In the text line type regedit, then click OK.
- Click on the + next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
- Click on the + next to SOFTWARE
- Click on the + next to Electronic Arts
- Click on the + next to EA Games
- Click on the + next to Sims 2 or expansion(s) you want the code for
- Click on ergc

In the right-hand pane you will see your serial code for that game/pack.

If you don't actually have Sims 3 installed on your computer anymore but have registered it, then you are best heading to the EA games website and signing into your account. There you will be able to find your serial number for all your EA games.
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Colleen Borton answered
I am using Windows 7.  I already have the game installed on my laptop, and wanted to install it also on our family desktop computer but lost my booklet with registration code - here's how I found it: 
Start -> Run -> regedit 
Navigate to:  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Wow6432Node -> Electronic Arts -> Sims -> The Sims 3 -> ergc   
The registration code will be listed there on the right under
Name: Default,
Type: REG_SZ,
Data: (serial code will be long string of 20 characters)
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Karie Beaty answered
Ok so this is the easiest way I found out how to look for the code. It took me almost an hour just to look this simple way so your welcome. Anyways, just do those first steps the others keep saying START>RUN>type 'REGEDIT then once at the registry editor click on the EDIT tab>FIND>type 'ERGC'. That should show you the code on the right hand side under the data column. Quick and simple. Good luck everyone!!
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Sarah Vetter answered
- Click on Start and then click on Run.
- In the text line type regedit, then click OK.
- Click on the + next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
- Click on the + next to SOFTWARE
- Click on the + next to Electronic Arts
- Click on the + next to EA Games
- Click on the + next to Sims 2 or expansion(s) you want the code for
- Click on ergc

This was posted earlier and worked, except I clicked on "Sims" after EA Games since Sims 2 actually had my Sims 2 thing!
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Anonymous answered
I did it and it worked! I followed what that one guy said about the regedit but had to click around in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE area it worked for my ambition even though I uninstalled it before I thought to look there.
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Giorgio Armani answered
How do you redeem the code for a Mac? Mine's pretty new, the second newest iMacs, although that might not matter. What matters is me finding this code! Please help!
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Worked like a charm! I purchase a new computer and needed to re-install the programs. Thank you 10X's!
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Although it wasn't where the thread said it was exactly, if you just look around in that registry for a few minutes you'll find it! Thank you SOOO much!
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Deena answered
I suggest calling EA's customer Service with your proof of purchase handy. No need fooling around where you don't belong on your computer.
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Hi , I have lost the booklet with the codes and I have to install the sims 3 on my new computer. How can I find them ?
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I have my booklet. Its not installed in my computer. I had a cup in it and when I picked it up it ripped off the first two boxes I threw out the paper now I can't install it.
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Mark Cockburn answered
I am running Windows 7 Home premium 64-bit and I lost my booklet witht the product key in. I have installed it previously on my Other laptop which is running Windows Vista 32-bit, Is there any way to get the product key off my old laptop?
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Anonymous answered
If you're on Windows:

Start Menu > Run > Type "regedit" > hit OK > Computer > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Electronic Arts > Sims > Sims 3 > ergc > under "Data" in the column that shows up, your key should be listed.

DO NOT edit or change ANYTHING in those files, as you could mess up your computer.
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Kerry Mcgee commented
You are amazing thankyooooouuuu !!!!
shannon Conn
shannon Conn commented
I got the code from my old laptop for world adventures, and I tried to download it again to my new laptop. It went through, but then said there was an error... Why is that? Oh my gosh, I'm in desperate need of help...
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what is the wen site
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It didn't work.. I got to the place it's supposed to say the number, but under data there's nothing.

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