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Windows 7: win7-64 won't install some .exe files I have used before

2 Weeks Ago   #1
ryker

win7 64 ultimate
 
 
win7-64 won't install some .exe files I have used before

I have started to get--"this file is not compatible with this version of windows, check to see if you need a 32 bit or 64 bit version of this program." error. when I have tried to install an .exe file. These files are files that I have had, and installed, and used, for several years, ever since I installed win7-64-ult. It tells me about 50% of the files I know are good, (last time I used them), are now not usable., and yet the program is still install on the computer, and working.

Is my SSD by Samsung going bad, and losing files that should be there to use to install these .exe files and programs. Explorer reports the file size as being the right size for these files, but tells me it is wrong, like I'm trying to do a 32 bit install or a 64 bit machine, or the other way around. Don't understand it.


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Which programs are the .exe files associated with?
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1 Week Ago   #3
ryker

win7 64 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
Which programs are the .exe files associated with?
these .exe files are program installation .exe files, not the .exe files that run the program after it has been installed. I am beginning to think that the files in question have been corrupted somehow there are about 25 .exe installation files for 32 and 64 bit programs I'm talking about, that I have had since installing win7. I know they were good when installed, and later, through deletion, and then reinstalling with updates. All of a sudden win7 gave the error on them, (about 15), that I was talking about. I have since downloaded a new version of each one, and they installed fine. This would not be the 1st time I have had something strange happen with the ssdrives. Never had that with the old scsi drives I used.
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