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Windows 7: XP mode: Problem installation

08 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit
XP mode: Problem installation


I am using Windows7 Professional 64 bit and would like to install XP mode to be able to install a vpn only working with 32 bit.
I went on this website: Download Windows XP Mode to downlaiod it, change my BIOS setup to enable virtualization (the test tells me it is then OK9. But when I click on the first link: "Windows XP mode", it downlads a file named "Windowsactivationupdate.exe", I execute the file and get an error message : 0x80004005 (407) (see Screenshot enclosed). Does anyone has an idea how to solve this??

Thanks a lot for your help,


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08 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

This has to do with the activation failing for one reason or another.

1. Are you using a proxy server for internet access?

2. Most articles revolving around that error code tell you to do a repair install. Since I don't think you can do so with an XP Mode Installation, I'd suggest uninstalling and trying again.
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09 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 64bit

I desactivated the proxy and it is now working fine!

Thanks a lot for your help!!
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23 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional
Windows P mode: Problem installation


I am currently using Windows 7 Professional (64 bit) and want to install XP mode.

When I was started to Download Windows XP Mode to download "Windowsactivationupdate.exe", I execute the file and get an error message :

Update installation failed. Error information - 0x80004005 (407)

Can any body help me out?????

I am using a proxy server for internet access.

Jaiveer Singh
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