Microsoft Broadband Networking Wireless USB Adapter Driver Download Reviews

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Ed Sterling
Tested on Windows 2000 Professional
3 Oct 2008
(8 minutes after download)
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"Excellent, covers the whole short-lived Microsoft consumer networking product line very well."
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Andy Bernard
Tested on Windows XP
24 Aug 2008
(2 hours after download)
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"The driver worked fine for my Microsoft PCI MM-130 network adapter card."
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Bill
Tested on Windows XP
27 Apr 2010
(1 hour after download)
 

Installation: 1 out of 5
Stability: 1 out of 5
Compatibility: 1 out of 5
 
"Tried to install this on a Win. XP Pro machine with SP 3. It says the driver will work with a MN-730, which I have, but will would not work."
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Karlos
Tested on Windows XP
20 Feb 2010
(1 year after download)
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"It worked for MN-510 (Microsoft Wireless USB)"
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Aj
Tested on Windows XP
10 Nov 2009
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 4 out of 5
 
"Worked great, had no problems with the install"
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Jon
Tested on Windows 7 x64
4 Nov 2009
 

Installation:  out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"This old hardware requires an equally old OS!

The chip inside is an ISL3873BIX...I'm looking for a driver on Intersil's page."

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
john
Tested on Windows XP
26 Sep 2009
(30 minutes after download)
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 4 out of 5
 
"has the right drivers use it to fix problem connecting"
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Ken Wiggins
Tested on Windows XP
23 Mar 2009
(4 minutes after download)
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 4 out of 5
 
"Had to work around it a bit, but it does work"
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Anonimo Ener
Tested on Windows XP
27 Feb 2009
(1 minute after download)
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"Cool, alfin lo encontre amigo."
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Walt Hambrick
Tested on Windows ME
20 Jan 2009
(4 days after download)
 

Installation:  out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"It took some configuring but it works."
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Norman Homer
Tested on Windows XP
28 Oct 2008
(1 day after download)
 

Installation: 2 out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility: 2 out of 5
 
"When installing the files some were missing."
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
eyeneye
Tested on Windows XP
24 Aug 2008
(27 minutes after download)
 

Installation:  out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility: 1 out of 5
 
"I have XP Home. The program would not open the file. It was looking for an .INF file. Perhaps its me, but I don't think this driver is xp compatable. If you know otherwise, please post. Thanks"
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
jim,
Tested on Windows XP
9 Jul 2008
(24 minutes after download)
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"exstract to doc ,works great"
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
David
Tested on Windows XP
6 Jul 2007
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 1 out of 5
Compatibility: 1 out of 5
 
"Thw windows installer file in downloads will not let me install any of it. even after i enable it in services and start the installer myself."
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Carlos Vasquez
Tested on Windows XP
3 Apr 2007
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"This driver works excelent... well, i have only used the " .inf " file"
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Paul
Tested on Windows XP
29 Mar 2007
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 4 out of 5
 
"Used for Microsoft MN-130 Ethernet PCI adapter"
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Paul
Tested on Windows XP
20 Mar 2007
 

Installation: 3 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"Could not find this driver anywhere. Install was a little cumbersome but the driver works well."
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
Peter Kasonic
Tested on Windows XP
30 Apr 2007
 

Installation: 3 out of 5
Stability: 3 out of 5
Compatibility: 4 out of 5
 
"This old Microsoft wireless USb adapter does not support the higher encrption levels"
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Alan Gagne
Tested on Windows XP
30 May 2008
 

Installation: 3 out of 5
Stability: 1 out of 5
Compatibility: 1 out of 5
 
"Did not work with XP"
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
David Streck
Tested on Windows XP
27 May 2008
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"easy d/l and install"
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Chris
Tested on Windows XP
16 Dec 2007
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"I want to thank Driver guide, this is a good driver, I serach all over and found it here... Once again thank you..."
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Gentry

19 Oct 2007
 

Installation:  out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"I was trying to replace a usb wireless adapter that was being iffy. I couldn't find the driver on microsoft's website found it here and it works great. I love microsoft's forced replacement program. This site is great."
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
john d

4 Sep 2007
 

Installation:  out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"did the job first time...unit bought at a yard sale for 1$"
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
a m
Tested on Windows XP
1 Sep 2007
 

Installation: 3 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 4 out of 5
 
"seemed to work fine. just unzip, then plugged in my network adapter nm-710, and windows install dialog pops up. specify location, browse/ open to newly unzipped folder. then windows installs."
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Kakureru
Tested on Windows XP
1 Sep 2007
 

Installation: 3 out of 5
Stability: 3 out of 5
Compatibility: 3 out of 5
 
"Suitable replacement for a lost disc. Thanks"
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Leonardo
Tested on Windows 98SE
13 Jul 2007
 

Installation: 3 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 4 out of 5
 
"worked fine for my ibm thinkpad 380ed"
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
P.C. Smith
Tested on Windows XP
2 Jul 2007
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"Installed on a XP home system with the Microsoft MN-730 Wireless card.

Works great excellent connection speeds and stability"

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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Andre
Tested on Windows XP
20 Jun 2007
 

Installation: 3 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"Worked great for the MN-130"
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Andy
Tested on Windows 98SE
12 Jun 2007
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 2 out of 5
 
"Installed fine, but does not include WEP key authorization portion of the driver which is not included in Win98SE, but is included in WinXP. It would probably work fine in XP, just doesn't do the trick for 98SE."
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Vinz
Tested on Windows XP
2 Jun 2007
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 2 out of 5
Compatibility: 1 out of 5
 
"The wireless card I had was a server card and required Microsofts complete compliment of software in order to work. Otherwise the wireless card would not get online although it said it was working"
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Paul Teel
Tested on Windows XP
31 May 2007
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 4 out of 5
 
"Worked fine, This driver seems hard to get. The only place I could find it was here. Thanks DriverGuide, and thanks to whoever uploaded it. One more thing, its wonderful how Micro$oft supports its products...not!"
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Jack
Tested on Windows XP x64
16 May 2007
 

Installation: 1 out of 5
Stability: 3 out of 5
Compatibility: 2 out of 5
 
"Driver works, But is a pain to load. Would be much better with the install files included"
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Bob

13 Apr 2007
 

Installation:  out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"Smooth operation, works as expected."
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Rex
Tested on Windows XP
8 Nov 2006
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"Great job. I used this for the MN-130 on XP Pro. No tweaking necessary."
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Bob
Tested on Windows XP
23 Oct 2006
 

Installation: 3 out of 5
Stability: 3 out of 5
Compatibility: 3 out of 5
 
"Very good, no problems"
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
omar
Tested on Windows XP
16 Oct 2006
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"good driver all verision is perfect"
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Zulucap
Tested on Windows XP
15 Jul 2006
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"Downloaded this driver for Microsoft 54G WLan PCMCIA card (MN-720). Worked perfectly."
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Stan
Tested on Windows XP
14 Jul 2006
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"Worked Excellent. Thank You"
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
WiZZZZZard!

8 Jul 2006
 

Installation:  out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"Wont work with W2K either...

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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Andy
Tested on Windows 2000
19 Jun 2006
 

Installation: 1 out of 5
Stability: 1 out of 5
Compatibility: 1 out of 5
 
"Doesn't work at all"
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
J Edgar
Tested on Windows 98SE
9 Jun 2006
 

Installation: 1 out of 5
Stability: 1 out of 5
Compatibility: 1 out of 5
 
"Total waste of time....MN-520 driver will not work with 98SE"
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
tork
Tested on Windows XP
24 Apr 2006
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"thanks for all workgroup"
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Randy
Tested on Windows XP
9 Apr 2006
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"Works very well with the Microsoft Wireless PCI adapter MN-730"
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Mari
Tested on Windows XP
7 Apr 2006
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"Excellent! After trying numerous other "generic" drivers, it was a pleasure to see this set of drivers work the FIRST time. (Win XP Pro SP2) Thank you!"
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Noel

4 Apr 2006
 

Installation:  out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"Total was of time. Driver folder empty. Only readme files present"
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
august

28 Feb 2006
 

Installation:  out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"couldnt download it to be able to use it."
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
spuddog
Tested on Windows XP
11 Feb 2006
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"worked great for a wired ethernet MS MN120 pcmcia card"
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
RogueTech
Tested on Windows 98SE
3 Feb 2006
 

Installation: 1 out of 5
Stability: 1 out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"This isn't the file to use with an MN-710. Two attempts performed illegal operations. The driver failed to load."
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Rachelle
Tested on Windows XP
24 Dec 2005
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 1 out of 5
Compatibility: 1 out of 5
 
"No set up on the download so I couldn't run it. Thanks."
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Stan Sonnega
Tested on Windows ME
23 Dec 2005
 

Installation: 1 out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"The file claims to be for MN-510, but it is not"
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Ernie

11 Nov 2005
 

Installation:  out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"It didn't work on my system."
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Jason
Tested on Windows 98SE
29 Oct 2005
 

Installation: 3 out of 5
Stability: 1 out of 5
Compatibility: 1 out of 5
 
"This driver may work for all models except for the 510 model. I have not yet had a need to test the other models but I do know that the 510, although advertised as being a full driver set, does not actually contain drivers for the 510. It did have drivers for the 720, 120, and some others that are not worth mentioning."
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Jayson
Tested on Windows XP
24 Aug 2005
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"This is the driver that so many who have purchased to use the economical prism2.5 (MN-520) under Linux; once they decide to give wpa_supplicant a shot in WinXP out of necessity or for kicks. I did end up needing wpa_supplicant within XP, and prior to this driver; NO combination of versioning and coersion would get wpa_supplicant (in WPA/EAP-TLS mode) working on my XP Profe
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Marcos Hardy
Tested on Windows 98SE
27 May 2005
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility: 4 out of 5
 
"Has been working great!"
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Sharon

22 Apr 2005
 

Installation:  out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"Was not the correct driver for my hardware."
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Lincoln
Tested on Windows 98SE
14 Apr 2005
 

Installation: 1 out of 5
Stability: 1 out of 5
Compatibility: 1 out of 5
 
"Downloaded and unzipped. Tried to install the device and it did not pick up the drivers for windows 98 se"
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
xibart

7 Mar 2005
 

Installation:  out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"works well for win xp"
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Eric

7 Jan 2005
 

Installation:  out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"Works great on all OS's"
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
David Streck

27 Nov 2004
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"Looking for driver for MN-730 that worked. Found it here.Keep up the good work."
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Gerald

25 Nov 2004
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"To install this driver using a floppy disk, do the following:

Copy the <file_name>.cat and <file_name>.inf into the root of the floopy disk. Then create a folder named "drivers" and copy the <file_name>.sys into the newly created drivers folder.

(i.e. Root Directory: MN130.cat, MN130.inf / DRIVERS Directory: MN130-50.sys, MN130-51.sys)&qu

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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
Rick
Tested on Windows XP
2 Feb 2007
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"I scratched my install disk. the drivers I downloaded was excellent."
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
rho
Tested on Windows 98SE
12 Dec 2006
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 4 out of 5
 
"Used this driver for MN-720 it worked very well after I removed certain drivers which were taking up Memory or room which was for modems network items (tcpIP)it was this area as I had modem(s) and other wireless items loaded before.. My wireless card now works but only after loading the Utility program to control the wireless card"
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
will

14 Nov 2006
 

Installation:  out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"excellent - thanks!"
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
Matt
Tested on Windows 98SE
14 Sep 2006
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 2 out of 5
Compatibility: 2 out of 5
 
"I am not sure if it is a hardware problem with the device or my computer."
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
GA Jones
Tested on Windows 2000 Professional
18 Jul 2006
 

Installation: 3 out of 5
Stability: 1 out of 5
Compatibility: 1 out of 5
 
"The zip file did not contain the .inf for the MN520, as advertised. It contained the 120, 130, 150, 510 and 710, but not the one I needed to make the card go in my machine. Should not be listed for the M<N-520."
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Larry
Tested on Windows 10 x64
22 Feb 2019
(26 minutes after download)
 

Installation: 1 out of 5
Stability: 1 out of 5
Compatibility: 1 out of 5
 
"won't load under windows 10 only under windows xp sp3 or earlier."
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