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installing crystal reports on windows xp professional

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I am trying to install Seagates Crystal Reports 7 on Windows XP. After showing 100% installation progress bar while registry updating it gives error like:

"This application has failed to start because CRPE32.DLL was not found.  Re-installing the application may fix this problem."

I tried with reinstallation also but this error is same

I have installed successfully it on Windows 98 but I could not install it on Windows XP. Is there any patch is available, please direct me in this regard.
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by:stevenlewis
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first after install, search your drive for CRPE32.DLL
If found try regsvr32.exe
see here
http://support.microsoft.com/search/preview.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q249873
If it is not found, try searching www.google.com for CRPE32.DLL down load it, and putr it in your c:\windows\system folder
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I got my doubts this ver 7 will work on XP. I was just checking out ver 8.5 and XP is not listed

Crystal Reports 8.5 Developer Edition -- Crystal Decisions; Windows 95 / 98 / NT / 2000


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One would think because Win2000 is listed that the software would work on XP but that isn't always the case.
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Well I was wrong about 8.5 not being rated for XP

http://www.crystaldecisions.com/x-jump/microsoft/winxp/

But since the aricle wasn't written until October 25, 2001 it would seem likely that 7.0 would not have been part of Seagates desire and ability to make it compatible with XP.
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If you know it worked OK in 98 try XP's compatibility wizard. Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Program Compatibility Wizard. Choose to install in 98 compatibility mode & see if it works. Doesn't always but I've had a fair bit of success with this myself.
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by:sunyuchen
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so far I have not seen such an error message when I was installing Seagates Crystal Reports 7 on Windows XP, I think the best way is to update your XP with the latest patches and then reinstall Crystal Reports 7...

I suspect your XP may have some system files missing during installation, windows update may eliminate this...
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OK well there you have it. sunyuchen has successfully installed the same program in XP therefore yours should work too. Always handy to hear from someone who has done what you're trying to do as it eliminates that grey area of whether it should be expected to work or not.
Based on this I would uninstall the program, run Windows Update then re-install & se how you go. If it still doesn't work try the compatibility mode thing.
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by:walips
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I not get proper solution for Crystal 7 i switched to Crystal Report 8

Thanks
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