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The Sims 4 0xc000007b TS4_x64.exe Application Error FIX

Are you a fan of The Sims 4, but recently encountered the dreaded 0xc000007b TS4_x64.exe application error on your PC?

The Sims 4 0xc000007b TS4_x64.exe Application Error FIX

It's disheartening, indeed. However, rest assured, you're not alone, and, most importantly, there are effective solutions to this issue.

In this guide, we'll unravel the steps to rectify this error and get you back to enjoying your game.

Troubleshooting The Sims 4 0xc000007b TS4_x64.exe Application Error

Specifically, this error might occur due to Windows deactivating the .NET Framework by default, consequently causing trouble while installing any of the Visual C++ versions.

On a more positive note, there's a way to get around this issue in The Sims 4.

1) Enable .NET Framework

Naturally, your first step should be to enable .NET Framework in your Windows. It's a simple process that can be done through the Control Panel.

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Click on Uninstall a program which falls under Programs.
  3. Locate Turn Windows features on or off and click on it.
  4. Expand the NET Framework options, usually 3.5 and 4.6, by clicking the '+' sign next to them.
  5. Check the boxes next to these options and let Windows install the new features.
  6. Navigate to the game's Redistributables (_installer) folder and install all VC++ packages.
  7. Finally, reboot your system.

The steps above will fix the TS4_x64.exe Application error with code 0xc000007b in The Sims 4.

If the above method doesn't work, don't lose hope. There's another way.

2) Uninstall VC++ and Reinstalling from Game Folder

You can try uninstalling all VC++ listed under Uninstall a program in Control Panel.

  1. Uninstall all VC++ listed in the Control Panel.
  2. Reboot your system.
  3. Navigate to the game folder and install VC++ from the Redistributables folder.
  4. Again, reboot your system.

In some cases, the solution could be as simple as manually downloading the latest versions of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable.

For this, you need to install both X86 and X64 versions on your Windows 10 or 11 PC. You can download them from this link: Latest Supported VC Redist

I hope the above helped you fix the 0xc000007b issue in The Sims 4.

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