Windows XP Mode problem: "could not initialize Direct Draw"

I have been attempting to play SimCity 4 on my laptop that has Windows 7 Ultimate installed, the game failed to run under Windows 7, so I decided to try it in Windows XP Mode.  When I attempt to run the game in XP Mode I receive the error message "Could not initialize Direct Draw"

How can I remedy this issue?  Thank you in advance.

 
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Last updated June 19, 2018 Views 1,929 Applies to:
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Steve Winograd

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