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Age of Empires 1 + Windows 7 SP1 = “Could not initialize graphics system. Make sure that your video card and driver are compatible with DirectDraw”"

I installed Age of Empires I on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. After the installation whenever I tried to run the game (Empires.exe) I get the following error right at the beginning: Could not ...
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Elder Scroll Online System Error

I cannot start the game. eso.exe - System Error. "The program can't start because D3DCOMPILER_43.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem." On Windows 7 64 ...
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DirectX 7.0a game on Windows 8 slow

There's this old game, called Midtown Madness 2, that I love playing. It requires DirectX v7.0a. I also have a laptop. On this laptop, when I play the game in Windows 7, it works perfectly. In Windows ...
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Game asking to install older directx. Should I allow it?

I have the latest directx. However, I am installing an older game and it asks it I would like to install Directx 6.1 Should I allow the install program to do that?