I tried to install IDA 6.6 on Windows XP VM. After the installation I get that this is not a valid win 32 application.

I search and found that IDA is not supported with Windows XP.

How can I run IDA debugger in Windows XP via remote debugger? What should I install in my Windows XP VM? So I can remote debugging my exe in my Windows XP VM from Windows 7 VM?

From which version is IDA not supported by Windows XP?

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    X64dbg is a good choice for debugging purpose.
    – Biswapriyo
    Nov 26 '18 at 3:59

As far as I know, IDA 6.8 is the last version supporting Windows XP. So 6.6 should work, maybe the error is somewhere else, possibly you executed the 64bit binary?

If you don't stick to the IDA debugger but rather choose something like OllyDbg or WinDbg and examine the corresponding code sections in IDA on your host, you don't need that remote setup.

Still of you want to do the remote setup, Hex-Rays provides a tutorial for that here. Maybe this will work for you.

  • I love ida because I ger psudo code of assembly. Why OllyDbg or WinDbg are better than IDA?
    – Keystone
    Nov 26 '18 at 5:19
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    I didn't say they are better, but by using one of them, you would have the possibility to avoid your IDA installation problem.
    – pudi
    Nov 26 '18 at 9:00

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