Hello all, I just recently did a factory reset on my HP 2000-219DX Laptop which runs Windows 7 Home Premium to get a fresh start as my computer was PAINFULLY slow before. I installed every update that windows update and HP update could find before I installed any programs on my computer. I installed Age of Empires 2 and the Conquerors expansion and went to a high traffic website that has all the official updates for the game and saw an additional update that was supposed to correct the color issue the game has on vista and 7 operating systems. This update was a registry edit. I did the "update" and tried to launch the game and got the following error below. I moronically did the registry edit without doing a backup first, but fortunately, I had a restore point from the 27th when I was updating my computer to restore my system to. I reinstalled the game and got the same issue. Then I did a system restore and attempted to install the game again and got the same issue. I am not very computer savvy but am able to follow instructions quite well, and know how to do research. As far as I can tell the .exe file for the game is trying to find a piece of information needed to launch that is just missing which is what - according to my research - the Exception Code means, but reinstalling the game does not fix it... I'm at a loss.. I really don't want to have to do another factory restore just to play a stupid game lol.
Also: wouldn't the system restore have restored my registry and removed the "update" that I did?