Robert, I did not play or try this game out. Someone else did and they didn't have to make any changes to their computer to get it to run. I would try these things... if one doesn't work, try the other ones.
1. Right click the game icon and select Run as Administrator.
2. If that doesn't work, right click the game icon and select Troubleshoot Compatibility and follow the prompts.
3. If that doesn't work, navigate to the game CD and right click on the Setup file and select Troubleshoot Compatibility and follow the prompts.
I assume when you say the game won't "load," you mean that you got it installed OK, but it won't start up when you try to play it.
Fireplace, yarn, knitting needles, books, wine... check. Yup, I'm ready for winter.