I understand your frustration, but don't have any suggestions. I was able to get it working on my windows 7, but I can't recall what, or if I had any problems doing it. One other suggestion is just to rebuy the game and download via the net, but I certainly understand why you would'nt want to repurchase the game to do that! I've always had an easier time downloading the game vs installing via the discs, for what ever reason!
If your present life is too busy do'nt feel bad for dropping out. I do have another player who recently contacted me who wanted to give it a try. If you would like, I will contact him to take your spot, and I'll recheck with you in a couple of months to see what your status is in regards to starting a new game!
Let me know what you would like to do.
French Player in Going Again II 1792