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Cannot run in win32 mode

I keep gettin this error when i try 2 install any thing cannot run in win32 mode can u help me

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Possibility is that the registry is corrupt and no longer capable of accessing the DLL to help it in installing programs in the win32 directory, so do a registry fix with program like c-cleaner.

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