Windows XP service pack 1 problems

  suburban train 20:24 20 Jan 2003
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  suburban train 20:24 20 Jan 2003

Ive just downloaded Windows XP service pack 1 from download.com

the file is fully downloaded but will not open its a self extracting cabinet and it will not open as it says its not a valid win32 application.

Any ideas?

  Carl_booth 20:55 20 Jan 2003

Try Getting It From click here

  flecc 21:14 20 Jan 2003

Not a valid Win 32 application indicates an incompatibility which can take many forms such as a problem with CD ROM drivers when using a CD ROM or a corrupted file such as IEXPLORE.EXE.

This can also happen if a file was downloaded using Microsoft Internet Explorer in Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT 4.0 or later and the filename has an unexpected extension (e.g., *.exe instead of *.zip).

The solution here is usually to rename the downloaded file so that its filename extension matches the filename extension on the Web or FTP page from which it was downloaded.

That last suggestion should cure your problem.

  flecc 21:24 20 Jan 2003

If you look in Documents and Settings, Your name, Local Settings, Temp where the download probably went to, you'll find a second file which will trigger the installation, can't remember whether it's an exe or an inf, I think an exe. If you use it it the installation will commence from one step in by extracting the files into your system and then presenting the normal installation Windows for you to use.

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