Are you having issues with the EA app not installing or downloading? Well in this guide, I will be showing you how to fix this. If you are having problems with the EA desktop app not working on Windows due to it not installing, then don’t panic as I have listed different methods you can do to fix this problem.
EA app is required to play the games that use the EA app client, and without it being installed you will not be able to play the game. So if you are trying to play games such as The Sims 4, Battlefield 2042, or Need for Speed, then you will need to have the EA launcher installed on Windows 10/11.
As you are currently reading this guide, then means you are having issues with the EA app not installing, or not downloading, or perhaps you can’t install the EA app because msvcp140.dll is missing. You will need to go through each method below until one fixes the issue you are having.
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How to fix EA app not installing
Below are the different methods to fix the EA app installer not working on Windows 10/11.
Fix 1: Setup file
Download the EA app setup file again as the file that you downloaded might have become corrupted during the download.
- You can get the EA app setup file here.
Fix 2: Run as admin
Run the EA app install as an administrator. This can help if the EA app installer won’t open and is not installing.
- Find the EA app shortcut and right-click on it
- Then select Run as administrator
Fix 3: Install Visual C++
Install the latest Visual C++. This will help resolve many problems with the EA app installer not working and resolve the EA app msvcp140.dll is missing issue.
- Download the latest Visual C++ from the Microsoft website
- Run the setup file
- Follow the on-screen steps to install Visual C++
- Click on Restart
Fix 4: Switch user profile
Try the EA app installer on a different user profile on your Windows 10/11 computer. As it could be a problem with the current profile that you are signed into.
I hope one of the above methods fixed the EA desktop app not installing on your Windows computer, and you can now get back to enjoying your favorite EA game.