to run EAW on operating systems it wasn't designed for you'll need a NoOS patched version of the EAW.EXE. All current versions have this patch included and will work on a v1.1 or a v1.2. It's adviced to NOT install the game, due to annoying registry entries being created, but to copy the entire CD contents onto your harddrive and take it from there.
The standalone patch is available here:http://www.thatoneplease.co/Tally-Ho/EAWKeyFiles/EAW1_26Epatch.zip
This version has very little changes to the game unlike the upgraded versions as EAWPRO and others, which are modified using the original Source Code, kindly permitted by Atari. EAWPRO is a set of files which works like the old addons and incorporates a changed theatre called ''The Battle over the Reich'' with frontlines extended into Germany.
To install you extract the following .ZIP into the v1.1, v1.2 or v1.26 of your CD copied folder, where the EAW.EXE resides, and allow overwrites. The addon is available here:http://www.mediafire.com/file/bwn8nznznuaw40g/EAWPRO1.0_Basic.zip/file
Optional you can restore the v1.2 Campaign files to make sure you can fly a full campaign, which isn't possible with the original targetset. The downgrade is available here:https://rabartel.home.xs4all.nl/FX1.2_Targets_FM.ZIP
Just extract the .ZIP into (a copy of) your EAWPRO gamefolder, where the EAW.EXE resides and allow overwrites.
BTW you can have multiple copies of EAW on your drive but the use of a registry cleaner may have an adverse effect as filepointers may be pointed to another install if the game finds any files missing. Other version's files are NOT compattible with EAWPRO in some cases. However you can reload/reinstall the original EAWPRO files to restore functionality.
If you run into the dreaded 7217 error you'll need to install a wrapper workaround like nGlide or the 3D Windower program, which will allow you use Glide mode in EAW. Mark EAW's helpsite has all the information on how to go about that.:https://eaw.neocities.org/
There are other versions available too, like v1.28E, v1.29, v1.60 which all have their own challenges, it's creators may contact you with their information. Good luck, good hunting,