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I just installed a copy of XP I had lying around into a VM using virtualbox. I then loaded a game disc (syberia -- awesome game) and proceeded with the install.

However, when I click the .exe, Windows gives me the following error:

The setup files are corrupted. Please obtain a new copy of the program.

What's going on?

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I've had this issue once before and I solved it by performing a full system update and getting the newest version of Windows Installer. In your case, I would recommend you try either a newer or older version of WI.

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Try clearing your temp folders (CCleaner can help), uninstall syberia and reboot. Try re-installing once again, ensuring any security software is disabled during the install.

If the game requires OpenGL/DirectX (likely), you will have to install the Guest Additions first. Even then, these drivers are still experimental.

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It never got installed though. This is when I click on the actual installer. Plus this is a 100% clean windows install. – n0pe Jul 29 '11 at 17:39
    
Try the game disc on your host system -- does it produce the same error? – John T Jul 29 '11 at 17:41
    
My host is a linux build (opensuse) but Wine can open the installer perfectly. – n0pe Jul 29 '11 at 17:41
    
Odd, perhaps the CD emulation driver isn't passing the data correctly to the virtual machine. Try copying the CD install files to your Linux host then from there transfer them with a vbox share. – John T Jul 29 '11 at 17:46
    
Just finished trying that. Same error occurs, very weird. I thought it might be an issue with Windows Installer but I'm not sure how to diagnose that. – n0pe Jul 29 '11 at 17:47

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