Electronic Arts (EA) offers a treasure of gaming experiences through its EA App. However, frustration sets in when you are stuck with an impossible issue: the EA App not installing on your Windows 11 system.
- Common causes for EA App installation issues on Windows 11 include software conflicts, insufficient disk space, outdated Windows, and more.
- Troubleshooting involves verifying internet connectivity, checking compatibility, running the installer in compatibility mode, ensuring disk space, adjusting settings, and addressing network and security issues.
- Ensure your system meets minimum requirements, use compatibility mode as needed, and update system files to resolve common installation problems.
Common Causes For The EA App Issue
The common causes for the issue of “EA App Not Installing on Windows 11” include:
- Software Conflicts
- Outdated Windows
- Permissions Issues
- Corrupted Temp Files
- Malware or Virus Infections
- Windows Installer Issues
- User Account Control (UAC) Restrictions
- Conflicting Background Processes
- Network Issues
The following error message appears when the issue arises:
How To Fix EA App Not Installing In Windows 11
Let’s explore the troubleshooting steps to resolve the issue of the EA App not installing on Windows 11. Follow these steps sequentially until the problem is resolved.
- Run The Installer In Compatibility Mode
- Run Installer As Administrator
- Disable VPNs And Proxies
- Check Firewall Settings
- Update Drivers And Essential Software
- Modify User Account Control (UAC) Settings
- Clear Temporary Files
- Run System File Checker (SFC)
Run The Installer In Compatibility Mode
If you have determined that the EA App is designed for an older version of Windows, you can try running the installer in compatibility mode. Compatibility mode allows older software to work on newer operating systems by mimicking the conditions of the older OS.
A user on YouTube shared that this method helped him to solve this error, so our team tried it, and it also helped us to get rid of this method.
Follow these steps to run the installer in compatibility mode:
- Locate the EA App installer file.
- Right-click on the installer file and select “Properties.”
- In the Properties window, go to the “Compatibility” tab.
- Check the box that says, “Run this program in compatibility mode for:“
- Select an older Windows version from the dropdown menu that you suspect might be more compatible.
- Click “Apply” and then “OK.”
- Double-click the installer to run it in compatibility mode.
Run Installer As Administrator
Running the EA App installer with administrative privileges ensures that it can make necessary system changes during installation. I have used this solution personally and got this error solved. Also, in the comments section of a YouTube video, user ‘@krystallight696‘ shared that he solved this error following this.
Follow these steps to “Run as administrator.”:
- Locate the EA App installer file.
- Right-click on the installer file.
- From the context menu, select “Run as administrator.“
- If prompted, confirm the action.
Disable VPNs And Proxies
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and proxy servers can sometimes interfere with installation by redirecting network traffic. Disabling them temporarily may resolve connectivity issues.
User ‘@zdhp9769‘ commented on YouTube that he was facing obstacles during the installation of the EA app installer. The root cause of the issue was traced back to region settings and the VPN that was active on the system.
Check Firewall Settings
A YouTube user, “@The280TimesTriviaChannel,” found a workaround for installing the EA app installer on Windows 11 by resolving an inadvertent firewall blockage. So, we checked and saw that in some cases, the incorrect firewall settings also stop EA app from installing.
Steps to Check Firewall Settings:
- Press Windows Key + I to open Windows Settings.
- Click on “Privacy & Security” or “Update & Security.”
- In the left sidebar, select “Windows Security” or “Windows Defender Security Center.“
- Click on “Firewall & network protection.“
- Under “Firewall & network protection settings,” click on your currently active network profile (e.g., “Private” or “Public”).
- Ensure that the “Microsoft Store” and “EA App” are allowed through the firewall. If they’re blocked, click “Allow an app or feature through the firewall” and add them to the list of allowed apps.
- Save your changes and restart your computer.
Check Drivers And Essential Software
Outdated or incompatible drivers and software can lead to installation issues. Ensuring that your system is up-to-date can resolve these problems.
Reddit User Fluchbyrdz said his problem was resolved by uninstalling the C++ Redistribution packages from Windows (via the ordinary remove app). The packages will be installed / DL’d again when needed. This thing is reported on the discussion forum.
Modify User Account Control (UAC) Settings
User Account Control (UAC) is a Windows security feature that sometimes blocks installations. Reddit user ‘zong90‘ managed to overcome the hurdles User Account Control (UAC) posed to install Electronic Arts (EA) applications.
Follow these steps to modify UAC settings:
- Open the “Control Panel” by searching for it in the Windows search bar.
- In the Control Panel, search for “User Account Control” in the top-right corner.
- Click “Change User Account Control settings.“
- You’ll see a slider with different levels of notification. Move it to a level that allows installations without excessive warnings.
- Click “OK” and follow any prompts to save your changes. You may need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Clear Temporary Files
Temporary files can accumulate over time and consume valuable disk space. These files might interfere with the installation process of the EA App. Clearing them can resolve this issue.
User ‘szymonziokowski6324’ on YouTube said that clearing cache and temporary files helped him resolve EA app installer installation issues. So, our team tried this step and verified that this can be a a solution in most cases.
Here are the steps to clear temporary files:
- Press Windows Key + S on your keyboard to open the Windows search bar.
- Type “Disk Cleanup” and select the “Disk Cleanup” app from the search results.
- In the Disk Cleanup window, select the drive where Windows is installed (usually “C:”) and click “OK.
- Check the boxes for the types of files you want to remove, such as “Temporary files” and “Recycle Bin.”
- Click “OK” to confirm and delete the selected files.
Run System File Checker (SFC)
‘Willworkforicecream’ user on Reddit turned to SFC, initiating a ‘sfc /scannow’ command, which prompted the tool to search for and repair any damaged system files diligently.’willworkforicecream’ reattempted the EA app installation, and this time, he was successful.
Follow these steps to run SFC:
- In the terminal or command prompt window, type the following command and press enter: sfc /scannow
- The System File Checker will begin scanning your system for corrupted files. This process may take some time.
- Once the scan is complete, follow any on-screen prompts to repair any detected issues.
- After the repair process finishes, restart your computer if prompted.
Frequently Asked Questions
Navigate to the “System” settings in Windows. You’ll find information about your system specifications. Compare these specifications to the minimum requirements specified by EA for the specific app you’re trying to install.
Yes, it’s generally safe to use compatibility mode for EA App installation, especially if you’re trying to install an older version of the app on Windows 11.
A “DLL not found” error typically indicates a missing or corrupted system file. To resolve this, try running Windows Update to ensure your system is up-to-date.
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