how to do md5sum on windows xp

download a copy of md5sum.exe to c:windowssystem32

(I got mine from http://downloads.activestate.com/contrib/md5sum/Windows/)

open command prompt (start -> run -> ‘cmd’)

cd to the directory where the file you want to check is e.g. cd c:downloads

type md5sum filenameoffileyouwanttocheck.foo

This will return a string of numbers and letters – compare to the one listed against the file you downloaded (i.e. the one usually listed somewhere on the page where you downloaded the file from)

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