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pointertovoid

Latest Version of Software Running on XP

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Hello nice people!

Should the XP user community have a thread about the latest version of applications (and runtimes and so on) that run on well updated but unmodified XP sp3? As inspired by
http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/133014-last-versions-of-software-for-windows-2000/
because more and more software editors drop the XP compatibility, so just now would be the right time to write it down.

This might need someone who maintains the thread for readability, maybe to keep a front page with the raw information.

What do you think?

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FranceBB    85

I'm gonna start:

Latest supported version (Windows XP):

Filezilla 3.8.0

Xmedia Recode 3.2.7.1

Visual Studio 2010

.NET Framework 4.0

ffmpeg- 20150525-git-8ce564e

Adobe Premiere Pro CS4

Adobe Photoshop CS4 (Service Pack 2) CS6 (Service Pack 3)

Chrome 49

Unity 5.2.4 f1

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JodyT    136

Pale Moon v26.50 (make that the Atom version)

K-Meleon 76 RC (still current)

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vwestlife    13

The overall list will be 95% the same as the one for Windows Vista.

There are only a small number of significant applications which still support Vista but don't support XP, such as Microsoft Security Essentials and Pale Moon.

OTOH, there are actually some applications which support XP but don't officially support Vista, such as Adobe Reader XI:

https://helpx.adobe.com/reader/kb/system-requirements-adobe-reader.html

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On December 19, 2016 at 3:03 PM, vwestlife said:

The overall list will be 95% the same as the one for Windows Vista.

There are only a small number of significant applications which still support Vista but don't support XP, such as Microsoft Security Essentials and Pale Moon.

OTOH, there are actually some applications which support XP but don't officially support Vista, such as Adobe Reader XI:

https://helpx.adobe.com/reader/kb/system-requirements-adobe-reader.html

I second this. Despite Vista's higher number of  similarities to Windows 7 compared to XP, most vendors have decided to drop XP and Vista support simultaneously, such as Google, Intel, Mozilla, AMD, NVIDIA, Microsoft (with Office), and there's probably more. If you want to create a separate list for Windows XP, refer to my list for Windows Vista here, as much of the information here is also applicable to XP (SP2+): 

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Dibya    222
On 12/18/2016 at 11:44 PM, FranceBB said:

I'm gonna start:

Latest supported version (Windows XP):

Filezilla 3.8.0

Xmedia Recode 3.2.7.1

Visual Studio 2010

.NET Framework 4.0

ffmpeg- 20150525-git-8ce564e

Adobe Premiere Pro CS4

Adobe Photoshop CS4

Chrome 49

Unity 5.2.4 f1

cs6 still work ? why cs4

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cc333    39

I don't know, but apparently CS4 is the last to "officially" support XP or Vista. Subsequent versions can probably be made to work more or less via your method of adding functions and stuff to the kernel.

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57 minutes ago, cc333 said:

I don't know, but apparently CS4 is the last to "officially" support XP or Vista. Subsequent versions can probably be made to work more or less via your method of adding functions and stuff to the kernel.

c

This is incorrect. CS5.5 is the last release to *officially* support Vista, and CS6 is the last release to *officially* support XP, but it still runs on Vista anyway. 

Photoshop CS5 system requirements: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/system-requirements.html#main_Older_Versions

"Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3; Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (Service Pack 2 recommended); or Windows 7"

Photoshop CS6 system requirements: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/system-requirements.html

"Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3 orMicrosoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1. Adobe® Creative Suite® 5.5 and CS6 applications also support Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. See the CS6 FAQ for more information about Windows 8 support.*"

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FranceBB    85

Now I remember! CS4 is the last version to work with SP2 and CS6 with SP3. Sorry! xD

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Dibya    222
19 hours ago, cc333 said:

I don't know, but apparently CS4 is the last to "officially" support XP or Vista. Subsequent versions can probably be made to work more or less via your method of adding functions and stuff to the kernel.

c

My vanila XP is only running Cs6.

13 hours ago, FranceBB said:

Now I remember! CS4 is the last version to work with SP2 and CS6 with SP3. Sorry! xD

There is nothing to say sorry . isnt we are your buddy?

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Mcinwwl said: [...] who is willing to take the responsibility to keep the topic up-to-date and clean?

I won't - but here I am with my additional mess.

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The future Firefox v52 is planned to be the latest developed for Xp (and Sse2 Cpu, that is, P4 and Amd Opteron/Amd64 minimum) and shall come in March 2017. After that, v52 shall receive only security updates up to 52.8 which might appear simultaneously with v58 for more recent Win. Presently, Firefox v50 runs on Xp. Examples of addons for v50 are Adblockplus 2.8.2 and Flashblock 1.5.20.

Mozilla often suppress older versions from their website, so downloading the offline installer of 50 (or better, v52) seems prudent. You can download the addon installers by using Opera, rather than installing them immediately if using Firefox, and add them to a running Firefox by opening the xpi files on your disk from Firefox. Same for spell check dictionaries.

Many localized versions of Firefox exist, or you can download the en-us version and add language packs
https://addons.mozilla.org/fr/firefox/language-tools/

The current Thunderbird v45.5.1 runs on Xp. As it's a parallel development to Firefox, expect the latest edition for Xp to appear around March 2017 - or earlier since Thunderbird is more irregular. It uses the addons for Firefox like Adblock Plus 2.8.2 and spell checkers, plus few specific ones like Enigmail 1.9.6.1 (requires GnuPG).

What version of GnuPG runs on Xp is hard to assess. The Linux community uses to distribute source code, sometimes you get a "binary" for "Windows" without more information, and over varied channels whose support for older Win differs. If someone wants to try, please tell!

Opera v36 is the latest for Xp. The current v37 already demands Seven. v36 is multilingual
http://download3.operacdn.com/pub/opera/desktop/36.0.2130.65/win/Opera_36.0.2130.65_Setup.exe
and for instance adblock 1.12.4.1 runs on v36
https://addons.opera.com/fr/extensions/details/opera-adblock/
and its offline installer (.nex) can be downloaded by using Firefox by telling "download anyway".

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The current Flash Player v23.0.0.207 still runs officially on Xp and integrates to Firefrox v50 and Opera v36
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
BUT you get only a 1MB loader there, which will in the future download a version too recent for Xp: bad.
A full offline installer is available at the editor sign annoyances like signup. I got mine from
http://www.commentcamarche.net/download/telecharger-34055018-adobe-flash-player which links there
https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/latest/help/install_flash_player.exe
apparently, the file is multilingual (please confirm!).

You may want a displayer for Pdf documents, despite Firefox v50 does it without help, because

  • IE8 doesn't alone
  • You want to read Pdf documents outside a browser
  • Firefox' Pdf displayer doesn't fill Pdf forms.

To test on fillable forms, go there: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/. Xp has only bad choices already.

  • Acrobat 11 is outdated, and Firefox complains every time about it. Truly annoying. And it's Acrobat anyway.
  • Sumatra 3.12 is perfect offline but doesn't bring a browser plugin, nor does it fill Pdf forms.
  • Nitro 5.5.9.2 is not for Xp, Evince neither
  • Foxit 4 is outdated
  • Foxit 8 is the least bad to fill Pdf forms and integrate to browsers, but meanwhile it's as bloated as Acrobat: 4s load time! Acrobat read properly the forms I filled by Foxit 8, which isn't true from other displayers.

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The current Java 8u111 installs and runs unofficially on Xp. 7u55 was the latest officially for Xp.

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The current CCleaner v5.25 installs and runs on Xp (3.28 on W2k, 2.36.1233 on W98-Me-Nt4, while on W95 v1.41 runs but may not be the latest and 2.19 fails).

The current Avast 2016 runs on Xp.

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The current 7-zip v16.04 runs on Xp officially and experimentally - and probably on older Win.

The current IZArc 4.2 demands Vista but installs and seems to run unofficially on Xp. It contains no ads. v4.19 claims W2k-Xp-2k3-V-7-8 but contains ads. Shortly before 4.19, some were officially for Xp and without ads - and you can also install IZArc after stopping your Internet connection.

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Google Earth v7.1.7.2602 fails to run on Xp after installing without complaint and being recommended for Xp by Google - kudos. W2k enthusiasts greet Xp users in this new experience. Hey, maybe someone wants to develop the software compatibility diagnostic I suggest there (messages 5 and 7)
http://www.scienceforums.net/topic/68781-i-need-suggestion-regarding-my-master-thesis-topic/page__view__findpost__p__700647

Google Earth v4.2 runs on Xp (and W2k) but I hope some v6 still works on Xp.

Though, I haven't found an offline installer for v6 after a quick search, and the 700kB file is only a loader that will probably install v7 - just like many websites claim v6 but link to the latest version at Google, hence the inadequate v7. If someone finds an offline installer, please tell! For v6, or an earlier if v6 doesn't run on Xp.

Merry Christmas to everyone!

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