You should be able to install [copy your disk to HD] EAW under XP or Win7. The problem might be your video card. There are various thing to try once you have the game is patched to 1.28e. So, get EAW installed, and come back, once you have the game patched, and run for the first time.
Just remember, "No Matter How Little I have Done, It's All The Less For You To Do" Wings Over Bytom
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