Install iCloud on XP PC

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March 15, 2016 at 01:14:48
Specs: Windows XP, Quad Q9450/4GB
I'm trying to install iCloud on my Windows XP Pro (SP3) PC. Officially it's supported only for Vista and later, but this hack is widely claimed to work:

1. Open iCloudSetup.exe file and unzip its files including iCloud.msi
2. Navigate to and open the iCloud.msi with Orca.
3. In the left table select LaunchCondition. Then change in the right table “VersionNT> = 600” to “VersionNT> = 200” and Save.
4. Run modified iCloud.msi and install.
5. Run iCloud Control Panel, located in the Windows Control Panel, and set up as you want.

I tried that promising solution in vain. It seemed to successfully install iCloud, but whenever I try to run it I get this obscure error

After much fruitless searching I've not found out how to proceed from there and would appreciate advice please.

Terry, East Grinstead, UK

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March 15, 2016 at 06:35:39
Just wondered it there was any food for thought here:

There are other hits if you put the error message verbatim in Google.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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March 15, 2016 at 08:07:14
Thanks Derek, but the many hits I ploughed through a few days ago were too technically obscure to help me. I'm hoping an experienced end user may have succeeded and able to describe how in relatively plain english!

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March 27, 2016 at 15:31:52
Did you try the instructions in this YouTube video, How to make iCloud work on Windows XP

The instructions are similar, but apparently you need to "cut row" and save.

Windows XP Service Pack 4 (SP4)

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March 28, 2016 at 05:59:28
Thanks. As you say, very similar but when I get back to my PC I'll try deleting that line instead of editing it from 600 to 200 as I did from the instructions I followed.

Re those links, fascinating. In particular, never knew about XP SP4. Despite its 'unofficial' status, can I safely try it? (After a registry backup, of course.)

Terry, East Grinstead, UK

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