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i have two brand new systems with win 7 pro 64 bit loaded, but BOTH fail when trying to install xp mode on them , I get an error "could not complete" please try again...I have tried 4 times...what gives?
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by:becraig
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Do you have vpc installed ?

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=3702


If not try installing that then reattempt the xp mode install.
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by:gstevederby
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i think i may have figured it out...there is chatter on the net that the amd bulldozer cpus have a known prob. and a patch..i am installing the patch and trying again...will post if that fixes..
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ok, that patch fixed the prob. and let the install finally complete..so it's the amd bulldozer cpu's , these were the dual core AMD A-4 5300 that was stopping the xp mode from installing...the patch is at:

https://mail.google.com/mail/?view=cv&search=inbox&th=145afe081a82a7a1&lvp=-1&cvp=9&qt&fs=1&tf=1

and is called: Windows6.1-KB2519949-x64
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by:gstevederby
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found answer before any one else provided it..
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