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asnen PSISetup.exe is not a valid Win32 application
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Every time I try to run the download I have saved to my desktop, I get this warning, hit the "OK" tab, and the run stops. Any help, please. What am I doing wrong? (I do assume I am doing something wrong; I've been using computers for 20+ years and still know all too little about them.) I am using Windows XP SP2.

The exact thread in the warning box is
C:\Documents and Settings\alan asnen\Desktop\PSISetup.exe

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Slamgeden RE: PSISetup.exe is not a valid Win32 application
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What's the message in the warning box? Screenshot?

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Member 7th Sep, 2009 20:51
Last edited on 7th Sep, 2009 20:53 WinXP SP3 has been available for over a year so you should go to Tools then Windows Update in Internet Explorer and install all updates as it provides performance enhancements and several Critical updates.

Go to Control panel then Automatic updates then at least enable Notify me but do not download updates.
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asnen RE: PSISetup.exe is not a valid Win32 application
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Thanks. Sorry, I actually do have SP3, after checking. My bad.
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asnen RE: PSISetup.exe is not a valid Win32 application
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The ms in the warning box is exactly as I gave it: C:\Documents...
The title of the box is C:\Documents and Settings\alan asnen\Desktop\PSISetup.exe

There is a red button with a white X in the box to the left of the message
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In order that you do not have a cluttered Desktop make a Folder like C:\Download then store all the downloads in this Folder.

To make a Download Folder use Windows Explorer (Windows key + E) then select Local Disk (C:) then Open then right click in a blank area then select New then Folder then name it Download then when you want to download anything select that Folder.

Go to http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal then select DOWNLOAD NOW! to get the Current version: 1.5.0.1 then click Save then make sure PSISetup.exe is saved in C:\Download Folder then make sure PSI is ended and close all browser windows then select PSISetup.exe then run it to install the application.
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Slamgeden RE: PSISetup.exe is not a valid Win32 application
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Clear all temp internet files before downloading, and keep in mind IE often corrupts downloads.

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Member 9th Sep, 2009 14:50
on 9th Sep, 2009 10:19, Slamgeden wrote:
Clear all temp internet files before downloading, and keep in mind IE often corrupts downloads.

I have not had IE corrupt a download but a poor Internet connection could.
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Slamgeden RE: PSISetup.exe is not a valid Win32 application
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IE does it a LOT more than other browsers. W3C never, ever, does it. Also, I'd be nice if there were checksums..

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Last edited on 10th Sep, 2009 12:49
on 10th Sep, 2009 09:19, Slamgeden wrote:
IE does it a LOT more than other browsers. W3C never, ever, does it. Also, I'd be nice if there were checksums..

What is W3C?

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Slamgeden RE: PSISetup.exe is not a valid Win32 application
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It's an Elisp rewrite of the W3 Browser, intended to be used within the GNU Emacs Editor (Or OS if you will).

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on 11th Sep, 2009 08:31, Slamgeden wrote:
It's an Elisp rewrite of the W3 Browser, intended to be used within the GNU Emacs Editor (Or OS if you will).

Well If I GNU what you where talking about then I could GKNOW how to respond.

I wonder how many users know what a GNU Emacs Editor is or how to use it and probably would be quite happy with Notepad.
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Maurice Joyce RE: PSISetup.exe is not a valid Win32 application
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Reading this about GNU made me feel very confident about IE.

http://www.gnu.org/software/w3/

I have only ever used IE. Not a bleep of trouble. The claim made about download reliability lacked any reserach details so I will not be baring that in mind either.

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