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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by mckaydmac, Jan 29, 2003.

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  1. mckaydmac

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    using winmx i download music. Recently i downloaded a program I would like to install, but it is in mp3 format,How do I change it ,so i can open it
     
  2. Nothingface

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    just rename it..take off .mp3 and put in .exe

    that should do it.
     
  3. steamwiz

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    Hi mckaydmac

    You don't install or open an mp3 - you just play it

    Do you mean you want a program to play mp3's
     
  4. Nothingface

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    I think what he means is that he downloaded a program, but it's renamed as an mp3 file..so it won't play music..i think it should be renamed to an exe file.
     
  5. mckaydmac

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    How do I get the mp3 format changed to .exe format
     
  6. Nothingface

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    rename the file. right-click the file, click rename, then delete the mp3 part, and put in exe. the file should be (filename).exe
     
  7. steamwiz

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    You can't change .mp3 format into .exe format - it's like trying to change fire into water

    It is either an mp3 or it is an exe

    If you know it is an .exe file that has the wrong extension (mp3) then just change it back like Nothingface says
     
  8. mckaydmac

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    Ok, I renamed it by cutting out the words mp3 at the end of the file name and that turned it into a zip file. I unzipped it and place it all in a file. But still could not upgrade my program. I gave me an error message, which told me the upgrade had been cancelled because no qualified product had been detected. what a bunch of bologny!!!!! I am trying to upgrade my roxio Cd Copier program. How hard can that be??? I appreciate the help!!! Do you give up?
     
  9. Nothingface

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    Make sure its the right update..some programs let you update from a specific previous version. I would uninstall the roxio program then reinstall it. and then run the update you downloaded.
     
  10. steamwiz

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    "The ****.exe file is not a valid previous version and could not be updated"

    Is this the error message ?

    If it is you probably have an OEM version which can't be updated

    An OEM version is one which came with the computer

    It will need to be a bought retail version to be able to update it

    steam
     
  11. Nothingface

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    if it's oem, you can probably still update..just go to your computer's manufacturer site and look around for updates
     
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