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How to Play Sims 4 and Apex Legends without the "ACTIVATE DISPLAYNAME FIELD MISSING FROM REGISTRY" Error



- Causes: list some possible reasons why the error occurs, such as Origin issues, account problems, or computer settings. H2: How to fix the "ACTIVATE DISPLAYNAME FIELD MISSING FROM REGISTRY" error? - Solution 1: Repair the game in Origin. - Solution 2: Update Windows and GPU drivers. - Solution 3: Do a clean boot. - Solution 4: Create a new Origin account. - Solution 5: Contact EA support. H3: Conclusion and FAQs - Summary: recap the main points of the article and provide some tips for avoiding the error in the future. - FAQs: answer some common questions that users may have about the error and its solutions. **Table 2: Article with HTML formatting**


What is the "ACTIVATE DISPLAYNAME FIELD MISSING FROM REGISTRY" error and why does it happen?




If you are a fan of EA games like Sims 4 or Apex Legends, you may have encountered a frustrating error message that says "ACTIVATE DISPLAYNAME FIELD MISSING FROM REGISTRY" when you try to launch the game. This error prevents you from playing the game and may also show a red warning that says "Cannot grant access, account status invalid". What does this error mean and why does it happen?




ACTIVATE DISPLAYNAME FIELD MISSING FROM REGISTRY.



The error means that Origin, the platform that runs EA games, cannot verify your ownership of the game. This could be because Origin is having issues or your computer is blocking its connection to EA servers. It could also be because you are signed into the wrong Origin account or your account has some problems.


There are many possible causes for this error, but don't worry, there are also many possible solutions. In this article, we will show you how to fix the "ACTIVATE DISPLAYNAME FIELD MISSING FROM REGISTRY" error and enjoy your EA games without any hassle.


How to fix the "ACTIVATE DISPLAYNAME FIELD MISSING FROM REGISTRY" error?




Here are some solutions that have worked for other users who faced the same error. You can try them one by one until you find the one that works for you.


Solution 1: Repair the game in Origin




One of the easiest ways to fix the error is to repair the game in Origin. This will check for any missing or corrupted files and fix them automatically. To do this, follow these steps:


  • Open Origin and go to your game library.



  • Right-click on the game icon and select Repair.



  • Wait for the process to complete and then restart Origin.



  • Launch the game and see if the error is gone.



Note: When you do this, make sure to run Origin as an administrator. To do this, right-click on its shortcut and select "Run as administrator". Run both Origin and the game as an administrator when you try to play as well.


Solution 2: Update Windows and GPU drivers




Another possible cause of the error is outdated Windows or GPU drivers. These drivers are essential for your computer to run smoothly and communicate with other devices and programs. If they are outdated or incompatible, they may cause various issues with your games, such as crashes, freezes, or errors.


To update your Windows drivers, follow these steps:


  • Press Windows + R keys to open Run dialog box.



  • Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter to open Device Manager.



  • Expand each category and look for any devices with a yellow exclamation mark next to them.



  • Right-click on each device and select Update driver.



  • Select Search automatically for updated driver software and follow the on-screen instructions.



  • Repeat this process for all devices with a yellow exclamation mark.



  • Restart your computer after updating all drivers.



To update your GPU drivers, follow these steps:


  • Identify your GPU model and manufacturer. You can do this by checking your device manager or using a tool like Speccy.



  • Go to the official website of your GPU manufacturer (Nvidia, AMD, or Intel) and download the latest driver for your GPU model.



  • Run the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver.



  • Restart your computer after installing the driver.



Solution 3: Do a clean boot




A clean boot is a way of starting your computer with only essential services and programs running. This can help you troubleshoot if there are any conflicts or interferences between different programs that may cause errors with your games.


To do a clean boot on Windows 10, follow these steps:


  • Press Windows + R keys to open Run dialog box.



  • Type msconfig and press Enter to open System Configuration window.



  • Select Services tab and check Hide all Microsoft services box at the bottom left corner.



  • Click Disable all button at the bottom right corner.



  • Select Startup tab and click Open Task Manager link.



  • In Task Manager window, select Startup tab and disable all items by right-clicking on them and selecting Disable.



  • Close Task Manager window and click OK in System Configuration window.



  • Restart your computer and try launching your game again.



Solution 4: Create a new Origin account




If none of the above solutions work for you, it may be that your Origin account is somehow corrupted or invalid. In that case, you can try creating a new Origin account and see if that solves the error for you.


  • Go to www.origin.com and click the Register button.



  • Enter your country/region and date of birth, then add your email address and create a password.



  • If you're creating an account for a child, log out of your own account first and enter the child's date of birth and your own email address in the parent/guardian email address field.



  • Choose a public ID that will be your username in Origin and EA games.



  • Turn on EA Login Verification for extra security.



  • Choose who you want to view your EA Account profile.



  • Click Create Account and verify your email address.



  • Sign in to your new Origin account and launch the game again.



Solution 5: Contact EA support




If none of the above solutions work for you, it may be that you need some help from EA support. They can assist you with troubleshooting the error and restoring your access to the game. To contact EA support, follow these steps:


  • Go to https://help.ea.com/en/ and click Contact Us at the bottom of the page.



  • Select the game that you are having trouble with and click Next.



  • Select the platform that you are playing on and click Next.



  • Select Technical Support as the topic and Missing Content as the issue.



  • Click Select contact option and choose between live chat or phone call.



  • Explain your problem to the EA advisor and provide any information they may ask for, such as your Origin account email, game code, or error screenshot.



  • Follow their instructions and see if they can fix the error for you.



Conclusion and FAQs




The "ACTIVATE DISPLAYNAME FIELD MISSING FROM REGISTRY" error is a common issue that many EA game players face. It can be caused by various factors, such as Origin problems, account issues, or computer settings. However, it can also be fixed by various solutions, such as repairing the game, updating drivers, doing a clean boot, creating a new account, or contacting EA support.


We hope this article has helped you resolve the error and enjoy your EA games without any interruption. If you have any questions or feedback, please let us know in the comments below. Here are some FAQs that you may find useful:


FAQs




  • Q: Can I link multiple platform accounts to my EA Account?



  • A: An EA Account can only have one of each platform account linked at a time. If you want to switch between different platform accounts, you need to unlink them first and then link them again.



  • Q: What if I forgot my Origin account email or password?



  • A: If you forgot your Origin account email or password, you can recover them by following these steps:



  • Go to https://signin.ea.com/p/web/resetPassword and enter your username or email address.



  • Check your email for a password reset link and click on it.



  • Create a new password and confirm it.



  • Sign in to your Origin account with your new password.



  • Q: What if I don't have a game code for my EA game?



  • A: If you don't have a game code for your EA game, you can find it by following these steps:



  • If you bought the game from Origin or EA app, go to your game library and click on the game icon. You should see the game code under Product Code section.



  • If you bought the game from Steam, go to your Steam library and right-click on the game name. Select View CD Key and copy the code.



  • If you bought the game from another retailer or platform, check your email receipt or confirmation for the code. You may also need to redeem the code on Origin or EA app before playing the game.



  • Q: How can I avoid getting this error in the future?



  • A: To avoid getting this error in the future, you can do some preventive measures, such as:



  • Keep your Origin app and EA games updated to the latest version.



  • Make sure your Windows and GPU drivers are up to date.



  • Set exceptions for Origin.exe and TS4_x64.exe (or other game executables) in your antivirus or firewall software.



  • Sign in to the same Origin account that originally installed the game.



  • Turn on EA Login Verification for extra security.




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