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Ok well i bought Age Empires 2 with the conquers expansion coz i like these strat games and i have found that i cant install it on Windows XP, even if i change the compatibility mode... Anyone know how to fix this at all please?
I get the standard "send an error to microsoft" if i open it normally and if i change the compatibility mode then the program just closes as soon as it opens... I would really like to know how to install this thing coz i just paid money for it. Thanks

BTW. dont suggest 4 me to go with AOE3 coz i dont like it
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o please tell me you can play AOE2 on pc becauce i was just going to get it, one of my favourite strategy games of all time, second to cossack wars tho
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Bad disc? I have the AOE collector's edition that came out in like 2000 which included AOE gold, AOEII, Conquerors, and a soundtrack. It has never let me down, and the disc is reasonably beat up. Also, some optical drives don't like some games I find. I can run some just fine in both of my drives, and some only work in my DVD-RW or CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive.
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DRIVERS!!!!
or virus or something, scan, update and reintstall drivers
also try reinstalling the game after it crashes

reinstall windows with a repair installation

i get those every now and again
allways with a starcraft mod,

its allways been one of those problems
usually a virus or registry problem
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^ That will do it.
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Ehh, my AOE2 kings and conquers cds work on xp...

I'd suggest you try age of mythology, if not, the AOE3... its the same concept.. only prettyier!
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I didn't play AoE2 for very long, but I'm pretty sure it was on WinXP. I was an early adopter of XP, so I was running it when the game was still in full swing.

Maybe I'm wrong, it might have been Win2K...but I don't think so. My home PC never ran Win2K, I went straight from Me to XP; and I'm almost positive I played AoE2 on my home PC, not my work laptop.
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