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#1 circe801

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 11:35 AM

downloaded combofix today on my new 8.1(x64) hp envy laptop, and when i went to install it, i received a strange popup to the effect of "your version of windows--2000--is no longer supported.  huh??  tried the mirrors as well--same thing.  is this only my problem, or anyone else hear of it??  any feedback is appreciated!!

 

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 11:44 AM

Underneath the screenshot image on the download page it states.

"This program works with Windows 8, but not Windows 8.1 at this time!"

There is no timeline at this time for knowing if and when it will work with 8.1.

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 05:29 PM

thanks, animal.  how could i have missed that??  i was so sure it said windows 8.1 was supported...



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Posted 18 June 2015 - 05:36 PM

System requirements for ComboFix are provided in the Authorized How to guide, on the authorized download page, and in the ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here topic.

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 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 2000 are NOT supported by ComboFix. If you attempt to use ComboFix on these operating systems, it should provide a message alert and exit. These are generic messages and intentional by design when attempting to run ComboFix on an unsupported Windows version.

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Windows 2000 is no longer supported
W2k_not_supported.png

ComboFix is not meant to run in 'Compatibility Mode'
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