I am using the NirCmd Command Line utility. It works fine on Windows 10, but I am trying to use it on Windows XP SP3. It says that it is not a Win32 compatible program. The website claims that it works on Windows XP - 10. I have turned off my antivirus and firewall and it still won't run. Is there anything I can do to get it to run on Win XP?

  • Got a 64-bit version of Windows XP? Why are you using XP anyway, it's pretty old, and long unsupported – Xen2050 Dec 12 '17 at 1:56
  • I think its 32-bit... I am only using it because of its compact size. It is an MSI U123 Notebook. – ZaneStudios Dec 12 '17 at 4:03
  • Well, for now, is there any way for me to run NirCmd on WinXP? The website says I should be able to. – ZaneStudios Dec 13 '17 at 6:06

You have accidentally downloaded the 64-bit version of NirCmd. This generally results in a not a Win32 Application error.

Use the 32-bit version available for download here: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.zip

P.S. Don't listen to people who try to scare you into upgrading. You are safe to stay with Windows XP if you have a decent firewall and avoid malicious sites while browsing the web.

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