Company of Heroes Gold edition wont work for me on Windows 8

It worked at first and I played some campaign missions, but the next day it said it want compatible with the installed OS and I needed win 98, win 2000 or better to run it. I tried different OS's in compatibility mode but that didnt work either.
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Hi Aaron,

 

I understand that Company of Heroes Gold is not working on Windows 8. This is because the game is not compatible with Windows 8, but it is compatible with Windows 7. Hence, I would recommend you to first uninstall and then install the game in Windows 7 compatibility mode.

 

You may check the compatibility of Company of Heroes Gold with Windows 7 in the below mentioned link:

 

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/compatibility/win8/CompatCenter/ProductDetailsViewer?Type=Software&Name=Company%20of%20Heroes%20Gold&Vendor=THQ&Locale=1033&BreadcrumbPath=Company%20of%20Heroes&tempOsid=win7

 

 

Method 1: Try installing the game in compatibility mode in a clean boot state.

Make older programs compatible with this version of Windows:

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/older-programs-compatible-version-windows

 

 

Steps to install the game in compatibility mode:

 

a) Right-click on the executable file used to install the program, and select “Properties" from the menu.

 

b) Click the "Compatibility" tab.

 

c) Check the box next to "Run This Program in Compatibility Mode For."

 

d) Choose "Windows 7” from the drop-down menu.

 

e) Click "OK."

 

f) Double-click the program's installation icon to install the program.

 

 

For your reference:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/windows-8/get-apps-devices-working

 

 

How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista:

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135/en-us

 

Note: Restart the computer back to normal state.

 

 

If that does not help, check with Game support:

http://www.thq.com/us/go/cmspage/contact_us

 

 

 

Hope it resolves the issue, if you have any other query related to Windows, feel free to post.

 

Regards,

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