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Windows XP64 on D: drive

#1 Post by MikalE » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:16 am

I have Windows XP64 installed on a separate physical drive in my T520 along with Win 7 Pro on the C: drive.

I am trying to install Malwarebytes on the XP OS for at least some virus and malware protection.

The .exe is in the Downloads folder, but when called up I get a "Runtime Error (at 83:120): Could not call proc."

Malwarebytes has a work-around for this, but apparently doesn't work for XP64.

The procedure is to open an Admin command prompt and type in:

set TEMP=C:\Windows\temp

set TMP=C:\Windows\tmp

cd "%USERPROFILE%\Downloads"

I changed the drive letter to D obviously, but I receive a message that the "file path cannot be found" upon entry of the third line of the command line instructions.

Malwarebytes needs a %temp% folder for the installation, but after a search, this folder does not exist. There is a TEMP folder in Windows, but this isn't apparently where the system checks for this folder.

I have started in the correct directory and the command line looks like this before starting the instructions:

D:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32>

Is this a simple matter of creating this temp folder in the correct location and trying again? If so, where do I create it, and is it named just "temp" or does it use the % symbol in front of and behind the name. I am not a command line-DOS guru and have not used this much. Especially since Win98.

This is more of an exercise really, but it would be nice to have Malwarebytes working on an XP64 system for some added security. I can probably find something else that isn't so particular about its installation, but I don't know that for sure.

I'd appreciate any direction or help with this.
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Re: Windows XP64 on D: drive

#2 Post by dr_st » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:29 am

TEMP and TMP should point to existing folders. Note that if you exit the command prompt, the environment variable changes are lost. So you should either run the installer in the context of that command prompt, or make the variable changes system-wide, by setting them in the system properties. With that said, I'm surprised that TEMP and TMP are not set correctly in the first place.
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Re: Windows XP64 on D: drive

#3 Post by MikalE » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:54 am

Doesn't matter now. The members at the Malwarebytes forum told me it is not compatible with XP64. So, no MWB's for XP64. Even the legacy MWB does not support XP64.

Panda doesn't open either though it does download.

I thought about AVG or Avast, but I hear too many horror stories about both of those AV's on newer systems to even want to try it.

Spybot has no support for XP64 either and MSE will not open saying it is incompatible with my OS.

I'm about out of options.
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Re: Windows XP64 on D: drive

#4 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:23 pm

MikalE wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:54 am
Doesn't matter now. The members at the Malwarebytes forum told me it is not compatible with XP64. So, no MWB's for XP64. Even the legacy MWB does not support XP64.

Panda doesn't open either though it does download.

I thought about AVG or Avast, but I hear too many horror stories about both of those AV's on newer systems to even want to try it.

Spybot has no support for XP64 either and MSE will not open saying it is incompatible with my OS.

I'm about out of options.
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Re: Windows XP64 on D: drive

#5 Post by MikalE » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:40 pm

I'll have a look.
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Re: Windows XP64 on D: drive

#6 Post by MikalE » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:48 pm

No, Bitdefender only goes back as far as Win7.
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T510 i5 4384-DV7
T510 i7 4349-A64
T520 i7 4242-4UU(CTO)


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