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Problem with Update for Windows 7 (KB977206)


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I am running Windows 7 Ultimate. My computer does NOT have Hardware-Assisted Virtualization. So I was never able to use XP-Mode. Today, though, Microsoft released an update to remove the requirement for Hardware-Assisted Virtualization in order to use XP-Mode.

However, it's not letting me install it. I instead get the message: "This update is not applicable to your computer."

I have a 32-bit computer and am using the appropriate version of the update. I did a clean reboot and tried installing it again, but the same issue occurred.

Any ideas what else I could try?

thanks,
mike.
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Wait a minute! I might have solved my own problem. It occurred to me that perhaps the update needs to have XP Mode installed first before being applied. I will try that now.
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Hy Diggerio, has your steps worked?
I am having the same problem. My CPU hasn't HAD support and I wanted to use the XP Virtualization Mode on Win 7 Ultimate.

Strange is that in MS site the instalation of the XP Mode is not showed as a prerequisite.

Bye.
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Yes, installing XP mode/Virtual PC first allowed the update to be installed.
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