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I am a relative newbie to all this but here goes. I got thrown off another site for asking this question and still don't understand why. Something about illegal activity. So when I ask this, I'm hoping that instead off getting tossed, someone might be so kind as to tell me what I'm doing (or asking) is illegal.

My neighbour just bought a machine and uses WinXP. He has been using Kazaa since day 1. I recently heard about Kazaa Lite and tried it myself with Win98. Works great.

He uninstalled Kazaa (plus ran Ad Aware to remove all the spyware) and installed Lite. When he clicks the icon, he gets the hourglass but nothing else. He uninstalled it to go back to Kazaa but is getting a "Failed to initiate" message on the .exe file to install it. Now he can't use either.

I tried the same thing on mine (Win98SE) and have no problem.

Again, if this question is "illegal" can someone please tell me why.

If not, any suggestions of how to get this program working again?

Thanks much!!! Doc
 

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Hello DocD, and welcome to TSF.

I am not sure why Kazaa lite won't work on your friend's computer, but I can assure you that what you are doing is not illegal (unless you plan to download copyrighted material), since there are many legal purposes for peer-to-peer filesharing.

Has your friend run anti-spyware programs after installing Kazaa? If so, then that would have been the cause of his problem since Kazaa will not run without it's spyware files intact.
 

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Thanks for the comeback folks.

Yes, we have ran AdAware to get rid of the spyware, Search, to delete all references to Kazaa, Grokster, Savenow etc and ran System Mechanic to remove all references to any of these from the registry. There is nothing (that I'm aware of) that could be preventing Kazaa from installing... but it won't. Obviously we're missing something or something isn't configured properly. I know I could probably just format the drive and reload the OS but it isn't partitioned and he has a wack of stuff not backed up.

When I right click on the icon and choose "Compatibility" it has Win 95/98/NT/Me and 2000 but there is no mention of XP. What is the story there... or is that "real" concern?

I didn't think I was doing anything illegal by asking. I realize that P2P software can be abused very easily. Perhaps the moderator took my question the wrong way... who knows.

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hmmmm, leftover files from the last Kazaa install perhaps?.....try running in safe mode and uninstalling the original programs if they are still there. OR, you click on the icon which may be looking for the old installl, (target) so, right click on icon, go to properties and tell it to find the target...good luck
 
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