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I am trying to install 3DS Max 6 on my new Windows 7 PC; I

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I am trying to install 3DS Max 6 on my new Windows 7 PC; I get the following error: "Failed to install safecast anchor service. The error returned was 1001."
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Dustin replied 3 years ago.
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Thanks for asking your question.

Max 6 is not compatible with 7, its not even compatible with windows vista.

It is however compatible with XP.. We have two options..

Upgrade to a newer version of 3ds Max, or.. Try the following..

Download and install the special windows xp mode for windows 7

Here is the download link for it,

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx

Download it, Install it.. Then, restart the computer..

Load into windows normally. Then, once up, go to start, all programs, and launch the windows xp mode..

Now heres the trick to get 3ds max to work..

You must be inside windows xp mode, and install it inside xp mode..

If you do that,, It may just work.. But I say just , because, this program is highly incompatible with windows 7.. But still try this procedure as, this is the whole reason microsoft made windows xp mode. For situations just like yours..

If you have any questions, let me know!

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