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#1 freakycorpse

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 03:07 PM

Whenever I start my computer an error pops up saying XP Power Toy cannot start. It needs Windows XP or greater... 0_o I have Vista... How can I fix this?

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 06:30 PM

Did you install this already, It's really not compatible,
TweakUI will not work and you'll have a hard time uninstalling it.

See Uninstall XP Powertoys in Windows Vista
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Posted 06 April 2010 - 07:12 PM

I searched and TweakMCE came up? is that it?
The link says that you can get it from upgrading
XP to Vista. I bought my computer January in
'09. It's a refurbished computer. Could that be
a sign that My laptop used to be an XP for the
previous user?

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 07:25 PM

ok so little problem? It says...

4. Right-click the msiexec.exe file now on the desktop, select Properties, and choose the Compatibility tab.
5. Turn on the Run this program in compatibility mode for option, choose Windows XP (Service Pack 2) from the list, and click OK.

"Turn on the Run this program in compatibility mode for:" box is not checkable.

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 08:03 PM

Hi this sounds like it was..as that page says...
Among the snags you'll encounter when upgrading an XP system to Vista is that you may be unable to remove some software written exclusively for Windows XP. The problem is that some installers (which are also the uninstallers) refuse to operate on Vista.

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 12:12 AM

Download Autoruns for Windows: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx
No installation required.
Simply unzip Autoruns.zip file, and double click on autoruns.exe file to run the program.
Go File>Save, and save it as AutoRuns.txt file to know location.
You must select Text from drop-down menu as a file type:

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 01:52 AM

like this?

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 06:43 PM

OK, first of all, your computer is infected, which probably is causing an issue with running msiexec.exe
Start new topic in "Am I infected?" forum and make sure, your computer is clean.
Once done, please return here and we'll continue.

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 02:29 AM

I have finished. :D You may continue.

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 10:40 AM

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 02:28 PM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/307926/xp-power-toy/

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 03:53 PM

Did you retry now Boopme's link from his reply #2?

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 04:32 PM

I got the same problem with not being able to check the box as in post #4.

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 05:13 PM

Take ownership of msiexec.exe file: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vis...-menu-in-vista/

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 09:57 PM

It only lets me take ownership of folders. Do I take ownership of system 32?




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