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not a valid win32 application

  1. #1


    april025 Guest

    not a valid win32 application

    after downloading a few programs off the internet i try to install them onto
    my computer but a message pops up saying ... this is not a valid win32
    application. these are programs that ive had on my old computer with windows
    xp but they dont seem to work on vista. how can i fix this?

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  3. #2


    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Re: not a valid win32 application

    Have you tried right clicking on the files and "Unblocking" the files and
    hitting the Apply button?


    "april025" <april025@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:41AE123F-A86F-4F35-A9B2-1C987A62443F@microsoft.com...
    > after downloading a few programs off the internet i try to install them onto
    > my computer but a message pops up saying ... this is not a valid win32
    > application. these are programs that ive had on my old computer with windows
    > xp but they dont seem to work on vista. how can i fix this?




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  4. #3


    Malke Guest

    Re: not a valid win32 application

    april025 wrote:
    > after downloading a few programs off the internet i try to install them onto
    > my computer but a message pops up saying ... this is not a valid win32
    > application. these are programs that ive had on my old computer with windows
    > xp but they dont seem to work on vista. how can i fix this?


    Some possibilities for your unnamed programs:

    1. Check with the programs' makers to see if there are Vista-compatible
    versions, patches, or workarounds.

    2. Run in compatibility mode - look in Vista's Help for "compatibility
    mode".

    3. Right-click on the installers and Runas Administrator.


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    Mr. Arnold Guest

    Re: not a valid win32 application


    "april025" <april025@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:41AE123F-A86F-4F35-A9B2-1C987A62443F@microsoft.com...
    > after downloading a few programs off the internet i try to install them
    > onto
    > my computer but a message pops up saying ... this is not a valid win32
    > application. these are programs that ive had on my old computer with
    > windows
    > xp but they dont seem to work on vista. how can i fix this?


    You can run programs using the Compatibly Mode feature in Vista, like run a
    program in Win XP, Win 2K, Win 98, etc etc modes. but that's no guarantee.

    You should be aware of what applications are Vista compatible. If it's not
    on the list or future list, then it's not Vista compatible and may not run.

    http://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=5175
    http://www.bestvistadownloads.com/


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  6. #5


    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    Re: not a valid win32 application


    That *probably* means that the download is corrupted. Does that same exact
    download work on the XP machine? I would redownload the installer if I were
    you.

    That error message is Windows-neutral and means that the binary itself is
    corrupt without regards to Windows version.

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    "april025" <april025@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:41AE123F-A86F-4F35-A9B2-1C987A62443F@microsoft.com...
    > after downloading a few programs off the internet i try to install them
    > onto
    > my computer but a message pops up saying ... this is not a valid win32
    > application. these are programs that ive had on my old computer with
    > windows
    > xp but they dont seem to work on vista. how can i fix this?




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  7. #6


    Peter Foldes Guest

    Re: not a valid win32 application

    Not a Valid Win32 Application
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315589



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    "april025" <april025@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:41AE123F-A86F-4F35-A9B2-1C987A62443F@microsoft.com...
    > after downloading a few programs off the internet i try to install them onto
    > my computer but a message pops up saying ... this is not a valid win32
    > application. these are programs that ive had on my old computer with windows
    > xp but they dont seem to work on vista. how can i fix this?


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    Mike Matheny Guest

    Re: not a valid win32 application

    april025 has brought this to us :
    > after downloading a few programs off the internet i try to install them onto
    > my computer but a message pops up saying ... this is not a valid win32
    > application. these are programs that ive had on my old computer with windows
    > xp but they dont seem to work on vista. how can i fix this?


    Are you running Vista 64 bit??? That could be the problem.

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  9. #8


    missymar Guest

    Re: not a valid win32 application


    hi, i have just installed microsoft office 07.
    i face problems when i click onto thumbnails for the .docx file. or
    other office file.

    it always stated "....".docx is not a vaild Win32 Application


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    Colin Barnhorst Guest

    Re: not a valid win32 application

    "missymar" <missymar.3csntp@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    >
    > hi, i have just installed microsoft office 07.
    > i face problems when i click onto thumbnails for the .docx file. or
    > other office file.
    >
    > it always stated "....".docx is not a vaild Win32 Application
    >
    >
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    > missymar
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > missymar's Profile: http://forums.techarena.in/member.php?u=53098
    > View this thread: http://forums.techarena.in/showthread.php?t=755043
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    > http://forums.techarena.in
    >
    You need to ask about this in an Office newsgroup. This is just a general
    newsgroup for the OS.


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