These things are sent to try us buddy , i know how you feel. I have Age of Empires 3 and the Asian Dynasty version but cant install Warchiefs coz it's not compatible with Win7 64 bit. How silly is that !!! I can install an play 2 of 3 AOE games , but they make the 3rd in series incompatible, nows thats clever. Anyways i hope you get up an running soon.
currently at 60% woooo. Maybe my DVD drive or IDE port has crapped out (yes I still use an IDE drive lol)