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Medieval Total War - Incompatible Application?

I've been playing MTW for years now, but after finally managing to get windows update to work, MTW is now stated to be an incompatible application. I've reloaded it, but still no joy.

Any ideas apart from deleting all those windows updates I've downloaded?
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Can you use an earlier version of windows on the same computer?
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Can you use an earlier version of windows on the same computer?
I've tried running the game on an earlier version of windows, but it still states the game is incompatible? I've even totally uninstalled and then reinstalled it?
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MTW is notorious for the criminal protection it had on the original disk, it once forced me to buy a new drive.

I haven't bought a legal product from them since.

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/play-ga...rm-windows-10/
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MTW is notorious for the criminal protection it had on the original disk, it once forced me to buy a new drive.

I haven't bought a legal product from them since.

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/play-ga...rm-windows-10/
Its obviously its a windows update that I've installed that has effected the game, since I own the disc.

It appears I'll have to delete them all, unless another one has a suggestion.
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As I remember it there's something on the disk itself that installs on your hard drive and is very hard to remove.

Changing configuration on your computer after installing the game caused the spyware to conclude you're now running a pirated copy and it then becomes aggressive.

I believe there were lawsuits over it even.
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Yeah... changing configuration was what I was thinking of.

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I bought my laptop several years ago and I installed several old games on it and they worked fine. Now several will not play and I suspect Windows upgrades at work. I have not looked at it because I have another computer that works on an older Windows system and they play there fine.

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The problem was a MS security update KB3086255.

By removing this entry, the game runs again.
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I've been playing MTW for years now, but after finally managing to get windows update to work, MTW is now stated to be an incompatible application. I've reloaded it, but still no joy.

Any ideas apart from deleting all those windows updates I've downloaded?
I had that problem some months ago and it was indeed some windows updates, I believe it was to do with preparatory updates for the free Windows 10 upgrade If you have windows 10 o.s, you wont be able to play MTW anyway, even if you try playing it in compatibility mode.

I have my game running on my other 9 year old (upgraded over the years) computer which is windows 7 o.s and running with a 5670 AMD Sapphire graphics card 4 gig memory and quad core Intel processor

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