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XP Pro x64 SP 2 -- This Briefcase requires a newer version

by thecreator1965 / August 4, 2007 1:03 AM PDT

Hi All,

I installed a Evaluation version of Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2 on a SATA Hard Drive, where that isn't the problem.

My problem is, while I can open the Briefcase and drag stuff into the Briefcase in the operating system, I can't seem to save anything I am downloading into the Briefcase from the Internet.

The error message reads: This Briefcase requires a newer version of the software.

Have you heard of this and what the solution may be?

This operating system is the only operating system on this particular Hard Drive.

Thanks in advance!

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I'd keep an eye on ..
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 4, 2007 1:13 AM PDT

Also since it's a Microsoft error and their software you are entitled to a no charge support incident. However if it was some eval copy then I'd check to see if that was updated. But read this next.

Be sure it's a briefcase from XP 64. You should receive a message that the database is corrupt, that it the briefcase can be opened only in x64 not in 32-bit XP, in 32-bit it always gives the message "this briefcase requires a newer version of the sofrware". Also a briefcase created by x64 can not be opened by 32-bit XP.

There are also similar issues which affects the Files & Settings Transfer Wizard.

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Link asks same question
by thecreator1965 / August 4, 2007 3:36 AM PDT
In reply to: I'd keep an eye on ..

Hi Bob,

That link I have always been watching, since I had posted that question.

You are correct, however, I deleted the old Briefcase and did create a new Briefcase in x64 Edition and the same thing occurred.

I upgraded my motherboard for my old computer, a Compaq Presario 5714 computer and replaced its case. I also gutted the Hard Drives and other drives and installed them in the new Case. Then I added a SATA DVD Burner and a Seagate SATA 500 GB Hard Drive in the new case.

All drives were reformatted and I reinstalled the operating systems.

Then I wanted to try Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2 on the SATA Hard Drive, because I have Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 installed on FAT32 File System.

When I applied the x64 Service Pack 2, I noticed I could not upload programs into the Briefcase Folder, directly.

That's why I posted the question.

Why don't I upgrade to Windows Vista Ultimate x64 Edition? I prefer Outlook Express with its Identities over Windows Mail.

I wanted to see if I could use the Windows XP Professional x64 Edition with this Mach Speed P4MSD-800D2 mothoerboard and a Intel Pentium D 2.80 GHZ processor.

The motherboard supports IDE Drives and two SATA Drives, internally.

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Why don't I upgrade to Windows Vista Ultimate x64 Edition?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 4, 2007 3:53 AM PDT

Because I'm reading issues like this as well. In my view there is now no good reason for the 64 bit versions until you exceed about 3.5GB and even then you get to find out issues like this one.

It's a bona fide bug that you need to lay at it's creators doorstep.

No cure has been issued.


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