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From: Soph
Subject: error message when installing
Date: 1 Aug 2009 04:00:00
Message: <web.4a73bcc0423cb3a81fe11b960@news.povray.org>
I am trying to install povray 64bit for windows XP I get the error message "
This installation is not supported by this processor. Contact your product
vendor."

I get the same message when trying to install it for Vista as well. Anyone know
how to fix this? Or had  a similar problem?


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From: Thorsten Froehlich
Subject: Re: error message when installing
Date: 1 Aug 2009 05:26:44
Message: <4a73d214$1@news.povray.org>
Soph wrote:
> I am trying to install povray 64bit for windows XP I get the error message "
> This installation is not supported by this processor. Contact your product
> vendor."
> 
> I get the same message when trying to install it for Vista as well. Anyone know
> how to fix this? Or had  a similar problem?

You do not have a 64 bit Windows installed, so you cannot run 64 bit 
applications. You must use the 32 bit version on a 32 bit operating system!

	Thorsten


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From: clipka
Subject: Re: error message when installing
Date: 1 Aug 2009 14:50:00
Message: <web.4a7455eefba96bb47cb678b90@news.povray.org>
"Soph" <soph_ker [at] hotmailcom> wrote:
> I am trying to install povray 64bit for windows XP I get the error message "
> This installation is not supported by this processor. Contact your product
> vendor."
>
> I get the same message when trying to install it for Vista as well. Anyone know
> how to fix this? Or had  a similar problem?

What processor do you have, and exactly what edition of XP and Vista,
respectively?


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From: Alain
Subject: Re: error message when installing
Date: 2 Aug 2009 02:34:38
Message: <4a74fb3e$1@news.povray.org>
Soph a écrit :
> I am trying to install povray 64bit for windows XP I get the error message "
> This installation is not supported by this processor. Contact your product
> vendor."
> 
> I get the same message when trying to install it for Vista as well. Anyone know
> how to fix this? Or had  a similar problem?
> 
> 
> 
> 

What processor are you using, is it a 64 bits processor?

Are you using Windows XP 64bits edition?
Same question about the Vista version used? They both come in 32 and 64 
bits versions.

If you have a 32 bits processor, you need the 32 bits version.

Even if you have a 64 bits processor, if you have a 32 bits OS, you cant 
take advantage of the full potential of your CPU as it will be forced to 
work in the 32 bits emulation mode.

A 32 bits OS can never run a 64 bits application, ever. There is no 
workaround.

Your options:

Use POV-Ray 32 bits.

OR

Install the 64 bits version of your OS.



Alain


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