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    Can't install 2.1.21-SR2; when I try to run the .exe, windows pops up an error message that the file "is not a valid Win32 application", and won't let me continue.

    Running Windows XP Pro Service Pack 3.

    I this a problem with this release, maybe, or isn't it meant to run on XP?

    Oh, also: I re-downloaded from a different mirror location after the first failure, over-wrote the first download, and got the same result the second time. Both were Safer-Networking Ltd. mirrors.
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    Hello tmdowling,
    Quote Originally Posted by tmdowling View Post
    Can't install 2.1.21-SR2; when I try to run the .exe, windows pops up an error message that the file "is not a valid Win32 application", and won't let me continue.

    Running Windows XP Pro Service Pack 3.

    I this a problem with this release, maybe, or isn't it meant to run on XP?

    Oh, also: I re-downloaded from a different mirror location after the first failure, over-wrote the first download, and got the same result the second time. Both were Safer-Networking Ltd. mirrors.
    Please provide parsed links to these mirrors, thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tashi View Post
    Hello tmdowling,


    Please provide parsed links to these mirrors, thank you.

    http://www.safer-networking.org/spybot2-own-mirror-1/
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    http://www.safer-networking.org/spybot2-own-mirror-2/

    (I just now tried http://www.safer-networking.org/spybot2-own-mirror-3/, and with this one I get error message saying that the setup files are corrupted, and instructing me to obtain a new copy of the program.)

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    So, I tried the download from http://fastspeedtest.com/spybot/, and that one appears to work -- at least, it's let me get to the setup wizard, which is further than the other three did.

    Thanks for looking!

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    Hello tmdowling,

    I will inform the office, thank you for letting us know.

    Best regards.
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    Hello,

    all three of the Safer-Networking Ltd. download mirrors provide the correct working file.

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