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Problem s with Barbie Magic Hairstyler on Win XP

I installed Barbie Magic Hairstyler on my Win XP computer, it installed fine but when I tried to play it an error comes up: C:\Program Files\Barbie\Barbie Magic Hair Styler\Barbie Magic Hair Styler.exe is not a valid
Win32 application
the game says on it that it is for Windows 95 so is it just not compatable?

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  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    I installed barbie magic hairstyler wheni clicked on the shorcut to play C:\Program Files\Barbie\Barbie Magic Hair Styler\Barbie Magic Hair Styler.exe is not a valid
    Win32 application appereared what can i do to make it work

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    this didnt work for me
    i am very upset now because i cant play it



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You can try running it in compatibility mode (rightclick the shortclick and select properties)

It may simply not work

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

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    Ron Feb 03, 2009

    I got this game to work on XP and my daughter loves it! Here's what you do after you install the game:

    1. Right-click on the desktop, then left-click on New, Shortcut.

    2. For the command line, put in "d:\barbie.exe" (where "d:" is the drive letter for the CD on your system).

    3. Click Next.

    4. Put in the description for this shortcut, such as Barbie Hair Styler.

    5. Click Finish.

    Make sure the CD is in the drive, then run it from this new shortcut.

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    Ron Feb 03, 2009

    Got that from another forum :)


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Ok thanks to try it

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