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I want to get Live Mesh 2010 working on my Windows XP machine.

Are there any tricks that would allow me to fool the app into thinking my XP machine is Windows 7 (or Vista)?

It's an old PC, I can't justify upgrading it just yet for one piece of software.

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Windows Live Mesh can be installed on computers running Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and Mac OS X version 10.5 or later. It can't be installed on computers running Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Home Server version 1.


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This is a quote from another discussion in another forum:

I recently discovered windows live mesh and my initial thoughts are quite possitive.

However when I tried to run it on my windows xp pro 64 machince I discovered that this is not an operating system supported by live mesh.

The work around was simple. Download the 64 bit vista installer and the run it using the command prompt and with the following parameter:

livemesh.exe -force

Download: here

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My guess is that it is impossible, with Vista> having a completely new networking system, which it probably relies on.

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Or just MS wanting to get people off XP. – Alan B Oct 14 '10 at 14:49

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