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Windows 7: Can't Download XP Mode


06 Mar 2010   #1

 
 
Can't Download XP Mode

I am not able to download xp mode in windows 7 professional. Every time I go and click the "Download XP Mode" button it comes up with this "Windows Validation Required" screen. So I download this windowsactivationupdate.exe and then run and install it. However, once I go and click the xp mode button it asks me to install it again even though I just did. I don't know why this message is coming up in the first place because I have activated my copy of windows and didn't do anything illegal to get this copy of windows. The only thing that I can think that could cause a problem is that I used to have this copy installed on my desktop before I switched my desktop to enterprise so I could use professional on this. Any ideas?

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07 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Silentcom View Post
I am not able to download xp mode in windows 7 professional. Every time I go and click the "Download XP Mode" button it comes up with this "Windows Validation Required" screen. So I download this windowsactivationupdate.exe and then run and install it. However, once I go and click the xp mode button it asks me to install it again even though I just did. I don't know why this message is coming up in the first place because I have activated my copy of windows and didn't do anything illegal to get this copy of windows. The only thing that I can think that could cause a problem is that I used to have this copy installed on my desktop before I switched my desktop to enterprise so I could use professional on this. Any ideas?
Did you try downloading it with IE8?
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07 Mar 2010   #3

 
 

I'm able to download it now, thanks.
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26 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 
How did you fix it?

I am having the same problem and it is driving me nuts. I have tried in chrome, IE8, Firefox but same issue for all. I have run the MGA Diagnostics tool and it tells me that I have a genuine copy of windows but the xp mode download just isn't recognising it.
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26 Mar 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Rich, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Do you have cookies enabled?
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28 Mar 2010   #6

wibdows 7
 
 

I am having the same problem and I am using IE8. What is the solution? My copy of Windows 7 Pro was purchased from Newegg and it is authenticated. What is wrong with the Windows download site?
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29 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Brink and cmab,

I definitely did have cookies enabled so it wasn't that. I have now got it working after uninstalling a load of old programs. I'm not sure which one was causing the problem but I suspect it was Trusteer Rapport which my bank had been encouraging me to install. It is the only one which should have affected browsers.
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31 Mar 2011   #8

Windows & Enterprise x32 and x64
 
 

I am having the same issue and cannot download, any ideas?

I have tried IE8.
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07 May 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

i found when i used IE9 it asked to run an add on to complete the checks. this may be the same in IE8 and that may help. otherwise use IE9
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07 May 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

This tutorial explains how to download Windows XP Mode and Virtual PC to run it in.

Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup

Check here for a possible fix: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...7-221585f36b0e
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