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wowexec.exe

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dimlix, Feb 11, 2003.

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  1. dimlix

    dimlix Thread Starter

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    i am using win xp and am having trouble installing my printer without this file exec.exe. where do i find it?

    thanks
    dimlix
     
  2. Del

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    Did your printer come with an installation CD, did you try using it?
     
  3. dimlix

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    yes i did the installation cd and still did not work. it prompted me for the file wowexec.exe. where would this file be located. in the os of win 98, 2k or xp? thanks
    dimlix
     
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    wowexec.exe is the application required to run old 16-bit (Win 3.1x) programs in Windows NT/2k/XP.
    It should be in the "C:\WinNT\System32" dir for WinXP Pro Ed.
    or the "C:\Windows\System32" dir for WinXP Home Ed.

    How old is this printer?
    What is the make/model
    Are you sure you're using the correct driver setup?
    Are they (ie. the printer & drivers) WinXP compatible?

    I've attached my WinXP version of wowexec.exe below,
    but exe or zip aren't valid attachment extensions on this forum,
    so I needed to rename the file to wowexec.exe.txt
    Right click the attachment, select Save Target As
    Then just remove the .txt from the end.
     

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