Microsoft Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs - Error 1158

I am unable to install The Warchiefs expansion pack but am able to install any other AoE game. I am getting an error 1158 message, also have tried running as admin and also running with the compatibility settings etc. There MUST be some way to get the game to play on a legit Window's OS. 

Hi RhysWhitley,


Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community Forums.


From the issue description I understand that you have issues with installing Microsoft Age of Empires III on windows 7 computer.


Try to install the game in clean boot and check if it helps.

To help troubleshoot error messages and other issues, you can start Windows by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This kind of startup is known as a "clean boot." A clean boot helps eliminate software conflicts.

Note: Follow step 7 to reset the computer to start as usual after the clean boot process.


I would suggest you to refer to the help article and check if it helps.


Age of Empires III: Hardware does not pass system check


Support for PC games common problems


Hope it helps.

Keep us posted if you face any issues on windows in future. We will be glad to help you.



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Last updated July 19, 2020 Views 12,778 Applies to: