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    revilo_twist is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Default Playing older pc games on Windows XP

    Today I bought the age of empires collectors edition, (empires 1&2 + 2 extention packs on one disk,) being me I was stupid enough to buy it and get it home before realising that it only plays on 95/98/ME/NT and 2000.
    Before I take it back to the store I wanted to see if it was possible to download a patch, ect to enable me to play the game on XP.

    I tried to figure out how to use the 'program compatability wizard' but as far as I can tell this is only helpful if you already have the game installed on the computer. The disk isnt even autoloading, being picked up, or whatever by the system.

    I'd be greatful for any help (damn it I wanna play the game ^^)

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    Dual boot onto 98?
    Use a virtual machine?

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    revilo_twist is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Sorry I am reeeeeeeeally not computer savey.

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    sorry, not one of my better moments, lol.

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    dude... why? Win 2000 is NT 5.0... XP is NT 5.1. It should run fine in XP. Just open the disk and run autoplay, or setup, or whatever installer exe you can find.
    Vol~

    thanks to Silverwmoon!

 

 

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