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Older video game on disc installed but won't load/play RRS feed

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  •  I recently purchased a brand new laptop with windows 10. I decided to pull out one of my favorite old games. Microsoft's Age of Mythology. I installed both the game and expansion pack with zero problems but when I go to run the game, first a notification pops up asking, "if I want this app from an unknown publisher to make changes to my device." I've clicked on yes and nothing happens. I've taken the disc out and reinserted it, the game window will pop up and I click run and nothing happens. Is there some kind of setting preventing my game from actually running? 
    Sunday, April 15, 2018 5:02 PM

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  • Hi Joshua_Daniel123.

    Since you're talking about an old program, you could try changing the compatibility settings of the game's executable file: right click that file and choose Properties; in the Compatibility tab, tick the Run this program in compatibility mode for: checkbox and choose a Windows version from the below list. Click Apply and then OK and try running the game again.

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno
    MCP, MCTS, MOS, MTA

    Sunday, April 15, 2018 6:38 PM
  • Hi,

    Check the link below about Make Your Old Games and Software Run in Windows 10 if it is helpful.

    https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/make-old-games-software-run-windows-10/

    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Hope it will be helpful to you


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    Monday, April 16, 2018 9:02 AM
  • Hi,

    Haven't received your message a few days, was your issue resolved?
    I am proposing previous helpful replies as "Answered". Please feel free to try it and let me know the result. If the reply is helpful, please remember to mark it as answer which can help other community members who have same questions and find the helpful reply quickly.
    Best regards,
    Carl


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    Thursday, April 19, 2018 11:20 AM
  • Hi,

    Any update?


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    Saturday, April 21, 2018 9:34 AM