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not a valid win32 application

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april025

#1
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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Cal Bear '66

#2
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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Malke

#3
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.


Malke
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Mr. Arnold

#4
"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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zachd [MSFT]

#5
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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Peter Foldes

#6
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

#7
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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missymar

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Colin Barnhorst

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"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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You need to ask about this in an Office newsgroup. This is just a general
newsgroup for the OS.
 

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