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    Hi.  I am hoping someone might know what the error message below means, and offer suggestions on how I might fix the problem.  I can't seem to find the error message online.  I'm not sure when the problem began, but I am not able to successfully download a virus security program such as AVG or Symantec.  When I try, I receive the following error:

     

    "Need WindowsXP/Vista 32bit Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SPI redistributable package (x86) in operating system."

     

    Note that since I purchased my Dell XPS 410 I have never been able to download the automatic windows updates successfully, though did not realize they might be important.  I previously had PCcillin security system but had planned to switch so removed that program from my computer.

     

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 

     

    Thanks!

    jftwinbrother@hotmail.com

     

     

    Friday, August 15, 2008 4:20 PM

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