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I recently had some work done on my laptop, which originally came equipped with Windows Vista, and this game (and MM7 and Civ3 - haven't tried MM8 on it yet) worked fine. However, I had Windows 7 installed instead of Vista, and now while I can install the game, it won't start up. (I was out of town, and so couldn't try MM7 or -8, or Civ3 - and now I need more work done on it so I can't try anything yet.) Is this expected? Is Windows 7 so far advanced (comparatively speaking) that it won't operate the older games anymore? Or is a patch out there somewhere?
The game sort of works for me under Windows 7. However, I can't run the game windowed (it's hard set to require be set at 16 colors, which you can't really do in Windows 7), and it has problems when I alt-tab out of the game. Otherwise, it works fine for me.