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I'm very new to this and I'm asking on behalf of someone else so apologies if none of this makes any sense.
There were problems loading Windows 2000m on the virtual PC but this is now done. When she tried to load Front Page she was asked to download the service pack 3 from Microsoft this ran a validation program to allow access to a download code. This failed. Does anybody have any idea what to do next or would more info be required to give an answer?
Many thanks for any help on this,
First off, welcome to Webmasterworld! Sorry it took so long to get back to you -- hope you're still checking in.
FWIW, I've always known VPC to be very compatible, and I don't know of any specific problems where FrontPage won't install.
If there were problems during the Windows install, would starting from scratch with a new install be an option? (If you have the hard drive space to spare, you don't have to blow away your existing Windows install, just create an additional one -- a very handy feature of VPC.)
If you have the licenses, you might try installing other (newer?) versions of Windows and see how FrontPage works there.
does it have SP1 or SP2 installed? if not, you may have to install those first. that might be why it chokes.
I have VPC w/ XPhome and I have NEVER been able to successfully download any Service pack with it.
It tries to go through the authorization thing and just hangs, then I get a Microsoft error page that says "There was an error"
no explanation, no clue what to do next
So I just run it when I need it with whatever it came with.