Cannot get to Live Mesh on dual boot XP and Windows 7 machine RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a valid Windows 7 installation on my desktop that runs my home security system.  I have an old disk from an old machine that has XP properly loaded.  (Whenever an old "main drive" gets flakey, I move it down in the heirarchy and make it another backup.)

    I have to run the security system by booting to XP.   I can get to live mesh on Windows 7x64. 

    Is there a way to get Live Mesh to work under XP, Service Pak 2?    Or, is there a way to get SP3 to update without going through anything like a new install, since it took three tries to get the old XP to operate right. 

    The security card and software cost too much to replace and it looks like MS isn't going to support a lot of old hardware.



    Sunday, November 21, 2010 7:12 PM


  • Live Mesh beta works under XP. Windows Live Mesh will not install on an XP machine. Running Live Mesh on XP and Windows Live Mesh on Vista or 7 will not allow the machines to see each other.

    Assuming you are using Live Mesh beta, it should work on SP2 or later of XP. It does need the updated Windows update components - http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/LiveMesh/thread/1335008b-4f69-44d5-8544-2dc25771295e

    You can, however, get help for SP3 here: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistawu/threads

    I strongly recommend getting that machine up to SP3 for OS security reasons. My suspicion is that you had problems getting XP running since you moved the drive into a different PC - it is completely different hardware and XP on that drive expected to live in the old PC that it was installed with.


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    Monday, November 22, 2010 12:17 PM