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Hi guys! I've created a Role Playing Game engine/editor that has a very nifty Auto-Update feature. It simply saves the times/dates of current files, and compares against the files on my server and download & replaces the newer files. I currently run this on Win2K and it works like a charm. No need to uninstall and re-install a 25+MB app.. Just AutoUpdate and you get any fixes, but I've run into an issue with WinXP. Once the file is downloaded. WinXP makes the new .EXE unexecutable. When you double-click the new .EXE WinXP won't run it. Why? I believe its because of SP2. Is there are new regServer process that I must undergo when new .EXEs are replaced on my app? Any help would be appreciated... Thanks in Advance! Here is a little eye-candy for your troubles..

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I've never had that problem on SP1. However, I haven't upgraded to SP2 yet, so that may or may not be your problem. I suggest sending it to one of your friends or associates who work on SP1 and have them test it out.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help. Good luck with your problem :).

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Troubleshooting step #1: compare the file that it generates on XP with what it should be generating, byte by byte. Make sure they're identical.
Troubleshooting step #2 (if the file is perfectly identical to what it should be): find out if the file is getting run at all when you double-click it (i.e. put a message box as the very first line in your WinMain)

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