Error when launching SIMS after a Windows OS update

Error when launching SIMS after a Windows OS update

Problem

The system gives an error on the splash screen when opening SIMS. 

Environment

SIMS installed on Windows 8 and newer. 

Solution

The solution is to delete the Shireburn folder listed under VirtualStores > Program Files (x86).
  1. Run: %localappdata%
  2. Open VirtualStore > Program Files (x86).
  3. Delete the Shireburn folder.

Cause

This error normally occurs after a Windows operating system update.
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