Sim closes on its own

It gets to the “Checking for updates” screen, then I see a progress bar at the bottom move to the right, then the sim closes. Note that in the beginning, I get a message saying that my computer doesn’t meet the minimum requirements. Should that cause the sim to just close at that point?

Have you tried to look at your Task manager? Try to close as many background processes as you can, this might help. Is your PC meeting the minimum reqs?

As I said, I get a message saying that my computer doesn’t meet the minimum requirements. Should that cause the sim to just close at that point?

I would say yes.