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Running Windows 8.1, but not according to ComboFix

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#1 jessidel


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Posted 13 January 2015 - 04:02 PM

Apologies in advance if I've ventured into the wrong section for this post. 
I'm running windows 8.1.   Tried to download combofix, but I am receiving the Operating System (Windows 2000) Not Supported message. 
Ideas? Help?

Edit: Topic moved from Windows 8 to the more appropriate forum.~ Animal

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 04:07 PM

Combofix does not support Windows 8.1. That is the general warning message whenever you try to run it on a non-supported operating system.

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 04:11 PM

On the download page: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/combofix/

It states underneath the screenshots: This program does not work on Windows 8.1 at this time!

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 04:29 PM

System requirements for ComboFix are also provided in the Authorized How to guide

At this time ComboFix can only run on the following Windows versions:
Windows XP (32-bit only)
Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit)
Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
Windows 8 (32-bit/64-bit)

Windows 8.1 and Windows 2000 are NOT supported by ComboFix.

If you attempt to use ComboFix on Windows 8.1, it should provide a message alert: ComboFix is not meant to run in 'Compatibility Mode' and exit.
This message is intentional by design when attempting to run ComboFix on that operating system.
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