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Age of empire 3 on my windows 8

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Age of empire 3 on my windows 8


    I need help. when i wanna install my aoe3 erroe 1628 pop out. i tried to find msiexec.exe or idriver.exe in the task manager under the process tab, i couldn't find either msiexec.exe or idriver.exe.

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  2. #2


    Portland, Oregon, USA
    Posts : 182
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows Server 2012 R2 x64


    More details, please? I remember getting a generic error when trying to install AOE 3 Warchiefs expansion (it had a number in it, maybe it was 1638) but I dont think it had anything to do with msiexec.exe.

    Also check out the following link (see my post at the bottom):

    Windows 8 with age of empires?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Enigma View Post
    More details, please? I remember getting a generic error when trying to install AOE 3 Warchiefs expansion (it had a number in it, maybe it was 1638) but I dont think it had anything to do with msiexec.exe.

    Also check out the following link (see my post at the bottom):

    Windows 8 with age of empires?
    i search the net for solution, they told me to look for msiexec.exe and idriver in task manager and end it, but i couldn't find it. another solution is to locate installshield under the program files and change the name to installshield1, same thing, i cant find any. ):
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    I have Age of E -it would not work in 7 or 8
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  5. #5


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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    I have Age of E -it would not work in 7 or 8
    it does, some can play it with 8. need help please. ):
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  6. #6


    Portland, Oregon, USA
    Posts : 182
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows Server 2012 R2 x64


    @ Bradenfoo I have the Steam version of AOE3, now I no longer get the error. But from what I've heard untold numbers of people have gotten your error and noone has ever found a real solution. If you're using a disc-based copy then put those discs away and get a torrent from the Net. If you still get the issue with a particular torrent then find another one. That's how I fixed it. Or just buy the Steam version.
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  7. #7


    Quote Originally Posted by bradenfoo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    I have Age of E -it would not work in 7 or 8
    it does, some can play it with 8. need help please. ):
    have tried every compat setting, and load reload, unistall reinstall, nothing

    I think it went into the bin a while back
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  8. #8


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Enigma View Post
    @ Bradenfoo I have the Steam version of AOE3, now I no longer get the error. But from what I've heard untold numbers of people have gotten your error and noone has ever found a real solution. If you're using a disc-based copy then put those discs away and get a torrent from the Net. If you still get the issue with a particular torrent then find another one. That's how I fixed it. Or just buy the Steam version.
    yeah, buying from steam would be my last option. i just bought aoe3 disk like 4 days ago. thou it does not cost much, but still.
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