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[Solved] Age of Empires 2 doesn’t work on Windows 10

This article will give you the right solutions to help you solve this problem, and enjoy your favorite game, so be sure to check them out.

How do I get Age of Empires 2 to work on Windows 10?

1. Use a system optimizer

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2. Run the game in compatibility mode

  1. Right-click Age of Empires 2 shortcut, and choose Properties.
  2. Go to the Compatibility tab.
  3. Check Run this program in compatibility mode, and select the operating system from the list.
  4. Click Apply, then OK.

Since Age of Empires 2 is a very old game, maybe running it in the compatibility mode could solve the problem.

If you’re running Age of Empires 2 on Steam you might try the following solution.

3. Disable the Age of Empires 2 launcher

  1. Open Steam, and find Age of Empires 2.
  2. Right-click it, and choose Properties.
  3. Go to the Set launch options.
  4. Type NoStartUp, and click OK.
  5. Click Local files, and then Browse local files.
  6. Delete or rename Launcher.
  7. Create a copy of AoK HD.
  8. Rename the copy of AoK HD to Launcher.
  9. Go back to the Steam properties window, and click Close.

If running the game in the compatibility mode didn’t solve the problem, you can try with disabling the game launcher.

4. Make sure your game is up to date

If you want to be sure that you do not encounter other problems on Windows 10 with this game, then you need to run the latest version of the Age of Empires 2.

If you’re not running the original version of the game, we suggest you to buy now Age of Empires 2 HD, or the Definitive Edition, which comes with additional content.

Want to play old-school games on Windows 10? Check out this guide.

This post was written by Ivan Jenic and was first posted to WindowsReport

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