I see that with the latest release [26th April 2016], @lubos has finally ended support for users running manager desktop with Windows XP - that is a real shame. I fully appreciate that Windows XPSP3 is no longer supported by the Microsoft machine, but there are still many XP machines out there that are in daily use for things other than internet associated stuff, and will probably continue to be used for years to come.
The machine we have been running desktop manager on for the past six weeks or so [fairly new here to manager program] has not been connected or allowed access to the internet for some two years or more. It is a fairly old box, but has been retained to run an old bespoke piece of software that is no longer supported and does not install or run on newer systems. Manager does not need a speed machine to run and this machine was chosen for convenience. It is still on our network but has restricted router / internet access. It still has access to our printers and data store and has been working well as we build up and transfer stock and customer data from previous working system.
Last manager msi file to install on this XP machine was version 16.3.98, I only downloaded today’s manager file because I was on the forum reading some stuff and though, download and install latest file just because. When I tried to install manager, I received an installer information message informing me my system requires .NET 4.5 to continue - which with .NET 4.5 - Windows XP was never supported - game over.
So unless the main man has a wee change of heart regards use and requirement for .NET 4.5 with manager, any further updates aimed at Windows XP installations are mute
lubos, can we have a reprieve and can anything be done - other than the obvious - change to a Windows 7 [or higher] box!