32-bit Package Active Setups Breaking on XP SP2 64-bit

Hi all, I have a bunch of 32-bit packages that have active setup components. We are moving to 64-bit XP on a lot of computer and I have to test our old packages. I have a clean machine with XP SP2 64-bit installed on it. My old 32-bit packages with active setup are breaking. The program works fine, but the active setup components do not work. This Microsoft support page describes my problem exactly: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907660. Since Server 2003 and XP 64-bit share their code base, I have been able to use Server 2003 patches on XP 64-bit before, but since I have SP2 installed, the installer does not run as it is for XP SP1 64-bit systems and earlier. I would assume that this update was included in SP2, but I don't know that for sure. What I'm wondering is if anyone knows of any work around that would save me from having to go back to all of our packages with active setup and redoing them.

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Posted by: ditch_nz 13 years ago
Purple Belt
I sorted this simply by putting the HKLM Reg keys for the Activesetup (version, stubpath etc) into their own Component and then checking the "64-bit component" option on the component properties :) easy...
Posted by: turbokitty 14 years ago
6th Degree Black Belt
I'd contact MS support.

Out of curiosity, why is your company moving to XP 64 now? Support for XP is over in the immediate future (it won't be extended once W7 is released in a few weeks). If you're going to go through the headache of moving to a new OS, go to something current?
Posted by: Nomi1985 14 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
Oh we will be going to Win 7 once it is released, but the engineers here need 64-bit and we only have XP available right now. I think we're also buying extended support from Microsoft so that we can keep a mixed XP/Win 7 environment for a while until we slowly phase to Win 7.
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