Often times I've found that people don't try using compatibility mode on setup files or install files, they normally install and then proceed to try compatibility mode after the install is already done incorrectly. Different OS's install things in different ways and to different paths. The beginning is always the most important step in making things work correctly.
Just make a restore point before you install something you're unsure of, then if a problem happens, you can just restore and do it again a different way.
I've found some games that where made after 2003 or so that had video problems and other things, and I've actually used Windows 98 mode to fix them and been pleasantly surprised..........Windows' OS's store and use files in some strange ways and sometimes the simplest and dumbest things can fix things that many people like to overthink.
"Quit your job and whistle a lot"
Windows 7 x64
K9A2VM MSi MoBo (MS-7501) Phenom II x4 940 3.0Ghz
2 2GB sticks DDR2 SDRam ATi Radeon HD 4850
ST31000528AS ATA 7200rpm 1TB Drive
generic 500W psu, can't remember name, don't wanna look, so byte me