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Unable to download Windows XP mode: Update installation failed. Error information - 0x80004005 (407)

Original title: Windows XP Mode validation problem


I am currently using Windows 7 Professional (64 bit) and want to install windows XP mode.

When I was started to Download Windows XP Mode to download "Windowsactivationupdate.exe", I execute the file and get an error message :

Update installation failed. Error information - 0x80004005 (407)

Can any body help me out?????

I am using a proxy server for internet access.

Jaiveer Singh


Hi Jaiveer,


I would suggest you to deactivate your proxy server and you should be good to go with Windows XP mode.


The resolution below assumes that you’re using Windows Internet Explorer to download Windows XP mode.


Steps to disable proxy server

a.    Open Internet Explorer.

b.    Click on Tools and then on Internet options.

c.    Switch to Connections tab.

d.    Click on Lan Settings.

e.    Uncheck all the boxes under Proxy Server.

f.     Save the changes by clicking on OK.


Hope this information is helpful and let me know if you need any further assistance.

Mouneshwar R – Microsoft Support


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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 2,417 Applies to: