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I am getting a "Not a valid Win32 application" error message when attempting to execute an .EXE downloaded from Microsoft on Windows XP, but it executes fine on Windows 7.

What could be the problem?

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Which application? –  VenkatH Oct 14 '12 at 5:58
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It sounds like it's probably a 64-bit app you're trying to run on a 32-bit machine.

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Some win32 exe's coded for Windows 7 will not run in XP with the same error message, we need to know what they downloaded to know for sure. –  Moab Oct 14 '12 at 16:41
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