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Windows 7: unable to install some apps


05 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
unable to install some apps

Hi, I'm new to Windows 7. I am using parallels desktop on my mac to run windows 7 by the way. I can't seem to install some apps such as CCLeaner, switcher and gmail notification for windows 7. I have downloaded them on their respective websites and when I try to install switcher, it says "this installation package cannot be opened. Contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid windows installer"

When I try to install CCleaner, it says it's not a valid win32 application. My OS is windows 7 ultimate x32. I have tried installing some apps for Windows 7 and it usually says not valid win32 application. =(

Whenever I try to install gmail notification, it always hangs and the option close program pops-up.

Is there something wrong with my windows 7? Please help.

I am also unable to install blu twitter application. It always stops on 289KB T.T What should I do?

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05 Jun 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome

Are you in an administrators account when you try to install?
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05 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Yes. I also tried right click> run as administrator but still the same outcome.

I don't know if parallels desktop is the problem because if I go to properties>compatibility it says it cannot be set permanently on this program because it's on a network drive. I can even install firefox, it says not valid win32 app. X(
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05 Jun 2010   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Found this for you, worth a try:

1. Launch Parallels Desktop and start Windows. Use a view that allows the Parallels Desktop menu to remain visible (i.e., not Full Screen).

2. From the Parallels Desktop menu, select Devices | Network Adapter 1 | Bridge Networking | Default Adapter.

A Guy
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06 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

thanks A Guy! I've also found another solution, I disabled shared folders and applications. It seems norton anti virus for mac was the culprit. T.T I do like Norton because my friend says its much more reliable but it's strict though.

I thought there's something wrong when I installed windows..

Though I did encounter a blue screen while I was upgrading my blackberry os using the desktop manager. But it did manage to recover and I think everything is okay now, I hope..

Thanks again!
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06 Jun 2010   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Glad you got it sorted. You are one of the few Mac users I have known that uses any AV software. A Guy
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