EAC in WindowsXP x64?

I know there’s a similar thread about this dated from 2005 but I wasn’t sure if gravedigging was ok here.

I tried with several versions, and in all of them when I open the program the EAC process opens but no GUI. The process keeps there consuming 50% CPU (one core) until I kill it.

Have anyone managed to run it? My last solution would be to run it through VirtualBox, but I don’t know if a less painstaking way is possible.