.NET Framework 4.5 download links
Posted 13 October 2012 - 08:21 AM
List of changes: http://msdn.microsof...y/ms171868.aspx
System requirements: http://msdn.microsof...y/8z6watww.aspx
Bootstraper and Standalone download link: http://msdn.microsof...y/5a4x27ek.aspx OR
Direct download link for the Standalone installer: http://download.micr...ull_x86_x64.exe
Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:03 AM
BlackWingCat has recently added VS2012 support to his kernel so there's a chance that .NET Framework 4.5 will work in Win2k. If it works then it will mean that it's possible to do the same to XP (add the necessary APIs) and use it there too.
Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:12 AM
This only means that the installer refuses to work
You can edit it with Orca but I doubt that it will work even after removing the requirements. It's probably necessary to prepare a custom INF based installer.
Let me state once again - under the current conditions the files are not compatible with XP because there are unfixed dependencies related to VS2012. BlackWingCat has fixed them so it's possible to run VS2012 applications in Win2k. In XP it's impossible until someone adds those APIs to XP system files.
This post has been edited by tomasz86: 13 October 2012 - 10:14 AM