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Cannot Install CISCO VPN Client on Windows XP

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Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

This article was previously published under Q325072
SYMPTOMS
You may be unable to install the Cisco virtual private network (VPN) client on your Windows XP-based computer.
CAUSE
This problem may occur because the Cisco VPN clients version 3.1 and 3.5 are not completely compatible with Windows XP. Note that you may be able to obtain an updated .inf file that makes it possible to correctly install the Cisco VPN client version 3.5.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to Obtain the Latest Windows XP Service Pack
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows XP Service Pack 1.
MORE INFORMATION
The third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.
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Article ID: 325072 - Last Review: 09/05/2002 18:09:00 - Revision: 1.1

  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • kb3rdparty kbappcompatibility kbbug kbfix kbwinxpsp1fix KB325072
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