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    Not a valid Win32 application.

    In Virtual Box I am running Windows XP with SP2. Generally speaking all programs run as expected, but I have a problem with Nuance Dragon 10. This CD runs OK on a Windows machine running XP with SP2, yet when attempting to load onto VBox XP I get the error message "Setup.exe is not a valid Win32 application."
    Can any one suggest a solution please?


    Pengwyn44

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    Re: Not a valid Win32 application.

    Is it an nLite version? Also, you'll want to update to SP3. I had the same error in 2000 until I updated to SP4.
    There's no place like ~/

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    Re: Not a valid Win32 application.

    Thanks for the suggestion. It is the Standard version. I have upgraded to SP3 but it makes no difference. My older Windows machine with SP3 won't even read the drive!
    My newer XP machine with only SP2 did read it!
    This is the only Windows program that I need, if only Nuance would port it to Linux.

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    Re: Not a valid Win32 application.

    Similar Nuance problem with Dragon 12 in a qemu virtual machine running Windows 7 Ultimate SP1.

    Both setup.exe and windows installer do not run from the mounted CD with above error message.

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    Smile Re: Not a valid Win32 application.

    Solved, but I don't know why/how.

    In virt-manager, details screen, /dev/sr0, shared was unelected, the virtual machine restarted.
    In windows 7 the setup.exe file was "troubleshot" to XP SP3 and virtual machine restarted.
    In windows 7 setup.exe was run as administrator with apparent success!

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