Re: Age Of Empires 1 and 2 not working on Windows 7 PC « Reply #9 on: March 18, 2017, 01:24:11 PM » I am having problems connecting my 2 computers to multiplayer. Aug 24, 2000 How can I play Age Of Empires 2 Conquerors on Windows 7? My XP computer crashed and I bought a Windows 7 laptop. I want to play Age of Empires 2 Conquerors on my Windows 7 computer. I want to play Age of Empires 2 Conquerors on my Windows 7 computer.
I have been a fan of this game for years and in the past have continued to be able to play it whenever i have upgraded my PC. Within the last year or so though i have been unable to get the game to work on my windows 7 desktop (3yo Packard Bell).
Both AOE1, Rise of Rome and AOE2 Kings will install but fail to open once installed. I can however run the game sucessfully on an old XP desktop (Compaq), albeit with graphics issues.
I have tried running the games in compatability mode for Vista XP an even 98 to no avail. What could be wrong? Has some update or patch to the OS or associated systems made the games incompatible with my system or is the game just too old for a modern PC? Would be nice to get it going again and not have to hang on to an old pc just to play it. I switched the theme from aero to basic and both games worked first time without resorting to compatibilty modes. Does this mean that i cant personlaise my desktop if i want to run the games?