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Windows 7: Age of Empires plays as audio CD


11 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Age of Empires plays as audio CD

Hello I just bought a new laptop with Windows 7 and I wanted to get into games. I'm totally new at this. I got Age of Empires Gold Edition with Conquerors Expansion and Age of Kings and both discs play as audio tracks by unknown album. Nothing else happens. Any ideas? Thanks.

My specs are:

HP DV7-2278C
Intel Core 2 Quad
500 GB Sata
4 GB Ram
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 46 50 M96
Altec Lansing with SRS Premium sound and Subwoofer

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11 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

I have also noticed that you can play the CD in a CD player.

Try opening My Computer, and Opening the drive. Do not double-click it. Then run Setup.exe, or whatever the setup file is.

Hope this helps,
~Jonathan
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11 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for your reply. Everything is set up already, audio cds play music , games and software should install, I've already installed my phone software, movies play. I thought I just had to put the disc in and the game would start.
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11 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Unfortunately not. After you install it, you can then run the program by finding it in the start menu. After you start it, you can insert the CD.
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11 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

It won't let me install it. All that comes up when I put the disc in is it starts to play like an audio cd. There is no installation happening. You're saying I have to do something before I put the disc in? Click on the E drive?
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11 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

When your CD player pops up, close it. Then go to My Computer, right-click on the drive, and select Open. Could you please Post a Screenshot?
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11 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Lol, thanks, I just had to right click on it to install it. The book just said to put the disc in and follow directions and there weren't any. Thank you and now I know how to post a screen shot too.

One more question, there is also an option to install Direct X 6.1 or Directplay, should I do that?
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11 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Go ahead. Direct X 6 is outdated, though. Google for the latest versions if you want.
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11 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Wow you're not kidding, DirectX 11 is out. Wonder why I've got the old one with a brand new computer. Thanks again.
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11 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Direct X 6 comes on the AOE CD.
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