I have XP-media center edition. It is fully updated.
I also run ZA Extreme Security 9.1.008.000.
I used to always play Age of Empires II (old version, I know... ) with no problems. A few months back my husband updated/upgraded to Extreme Security. Ever since then, Age of Empires will not run. It will attempt to load and then close after the initial welcome screen.
I am 100% sure this is a ZA access issue, b/c earlier this night, I completely uninstalled ZA and just used the windows firewall. The game started just fine, no problems. As soon as I reinstalled ZA, it stopped running again.
I have the program control set to 2 bars and check marks for all of the other associated option in the program control window. Using the gaming mode doesn't make any difference...it still won't load then!
I am not playing online, just playing a local copy from on my laptop.
What am I missing?