No way that can be shared on this forum. -- oh, wait. I thought of one that does conform to the license agreement: if you registered the EP, I believe EA permits you to download the digital version at no additional cost.
You would need to uninstall the disk version and install the EA Store edition and...seriously. Just find the disk.
Well, you can always try installing the store edition. I'm just concerned about a couple of things: the TS2 store is disappearing. Does it perform an online verification? If so, how will that be handled after March 31, when the store itself closes? (There isn't necessarily a connection between the two. It's not like EA is going anywhere. I suppose if there's a major f*up, we'll hear about it on ... April 1. Oh, nice timing, EA. Very nice timing.)
Also, I believe the store edition is known to introduce some bugs in novel writing for user without Freetime. Which is why I'm reluctant to encourage you to just install and test the results.
Supposedly, but I recently re-installed my game and now I don't have that option any more. Before this, I never had to bother with the disc and never had a problem playing offline. But now 'Store Version' insists on the disc.
I have the Sims 2 double deluxe which has the base game sims2,nightlife,celebrations, and the store edition. if you add another expansion such as pets or seasons or others you no longer need those discs because the store edition is ep99 and you need the double deluxe cd to start the game and i can install the store edition without being online. hacks are on the google not here but there isnt any for ep99.