Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: MS in XP Mode

16 Apr 2016   #1
RP McIntosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
MS in XP Mode

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate, with XP Mode in a Virtual Machine. And I have Microsoft Security Essentials installed in the XP Mode. It has been working fine until a couple of days ago. When I went to update MSE, it went through the Searching, Downloading, and started the Installing process, then gave me an error message that it couldn't connect to update (which was obviously not true, since it had connected and downloaded, but ran into a problem in installing the update. I had experience this a couple of times previously, several months ago, and was able to fix it by manually downloading the MSE update, then running it. So I tried that again this time, and when I tried to run the downloaded MSE update file (mpam-fe.exe) I got an error notice that said that the mpam-fe.exe file is not a valid win32 file.

Anyone have an idea as to whether this is a problem with the file, or with Windows XP Mode, or how to work around this?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 MS in XP Mode

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Black screen at boot with safe mode, system restore, or repair mode
Hello all First time poster with problem after peforming sys restore on win7 pro 64bit. Was troubleshooting a problem w/taskbar not staying hidden, tried to restore back 24hrs to when a java update occured. Restore seemed to proceed normally, but upon restart, it boots normally to just before the...
Backup and Restore
BSOD BCCode 50. freezes in normal mode, works fine in safe mode
laptop has been randomly freezing. cursor disappears no keyboard function. only thing to do is manual shutdown. Now getting a BSOD error 50. any help?
BSOD Help and Support
Windows doesn't login properly in normal mode but fine in safe mode
Hi, I got win 7 home premium 64 bit on an i3 laptop. My system worked fine until today morning. The problem is this; When I boot the system in normal mode, I get to the part where I need to enter my password to login. Once i do that, all I get is a black screen with the mouse pointer that...
General Discussion
Windows Normal Mode Crashes to BSOD and Safe Mode doesn't load
I need some help please as I do not know where to start. I installed a Windows Update a few days ago and then got a BSOD the next time I turned my PC on. So I did a system recovery and this seemed to work. Now, it's happened again without me doing a Windows Update and I cannot get into...
BSOD Help and Support
Poor upload speed in normal mode, fine in safe mode
My performance is 30 Mbps download, and between 0.3 and 2.0 Mbps upload. If I start in safe mode with netorking, I get download and upload speeds of 25-30, my contracted speeds. Obviously, something loading in the full mode interferes with upload speed. I have tried restarting in...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:26.
Twitter Facebook Google+