@HeBroGaming Let’s not get too optimistic here. In the rolled back patch notes on official page (rolling my eyes that there was even a roll back), there is no note about fixing win7. I am negatively amazed, that there is nothing on the official page about rollback, just news about new patch.
PUP as in Public Update Preview. That’s a public beta you can access if you own the game on Steam.
Huh, interesting. I’m using my current PC for ~10ish years now, only updated my GPU and switched from Win 7 to Win 10 back in 2018 shortly before AoE 1 DE’s release and Win 10 just works as fine as Win 7 for me.
Ok, thanks for explanation. That sounds promising.
Lucky you. I had laptop with win10 and with every subsequent bigger update it got slower and in from some 1903 or so the update was not even able to finish, freezing everytime at 54% (that is known problem which was never solved). At the end the laptop was significantly slower, while at the time of purchase it was very fast.
So win10 no more and I do not have mood to spend money and install new hardware for win11.
Hm, sounds as if Win 10 doesn’t like laptops then? I can relate to Windows Updates taking a while way too well as the bigger updates usually take 1-2 hours for me as I’m using a HDD instead of SSD.
If I’m not mistaken, Win 10 allows you to switch back to Win 7 or 8 for a short period (30 days or so) when you initially install it, so maybe you could try the Media Creation Tool and see if the problems still occur? After all, 1903 is from May 2019 and I’m sure something has changed since then.