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This article was previously published under Q305989
Support for the AppleTalk protocol has been discontinued in Windows XP. This protocol is not available to install in Windows XP.
If you upgrade from a previous version of Microsoft Windows with the AppleTalk protocol installed, the Compatibility Wizard displays the following message:
The currently installed AppleTalk Protocol is not compatible with Microsoft Windows XP and will be required to be uninstalled for the upgrade to proceed. This protocol is removed from this new version of Windows.
For more information about this, visit the manufacturer's Web site at http://www.microsoft.com. Web addresses can change, so you may be unable to connect to this Web site.
For a list of protocols supported by Windows XP, see the Microsoft Windows XP protocols Compatibility List at the Microsoft Web site.
If you have printers or workstations that require access to resources by using this network protocol, you may be able to use any of the following options:
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