Originally Posted by ThunderStruck-1
Hi meyer oh don't get me wrong I am not sitting here trying to tell you to switch os's at all
Hey, no worries! I never complain about good advice.
I skipped the whole vista fiasco and stayed with xp x64 all the way to 7 and am now entrenched in windows 7 x64 have no interest in win 8.
I came back to XP x64 after I figured out that Vista is bollocks and that I don't like 7 - don't like its GUI and certainly don't like it taking me by the hand in some regards and "hiding" things from me in others. And it takes way to long for my taste to set it up properly when compared to XP.
Driver support and stability is good though and I recommend it to those people, who don't want to think (or know) too much about maintenance and can live with the "altered" (but not improved) handling.
All of this is my personal opinion. So don't even think about starting an argument!
On the other hand I wanted a "better" Windows than XP SP3 and had tested x64 some (long) time ago - with rather bad results. But now this changed completely with SP2 and Windows Update Downloader.
More than 3.5 Gigs of RAM are supported, 64-bit software runs without problems and there are a number of improvements compared to 32-bit XP. And it handles (nearly) exactly the same as XP. Pretty fast too.
I was just trying to let you know that the reason
And thank you for that! (If I haven't done so before.)
As to your last question if an earlier version of vs was used to compile the build would it work on xp yes it would work.
The problem is that the older vs versions do not work well with the new mozilla code and ion monkey compiler method that's the reason most that were not already using vs 2012 made the switch to it when version 18 came out.
I see. Too bad that Microsoft is worming its way out of this problem the usual way - by not improving and leaving it alone.
Oh, well, maybe some community will come up with a fix.
Until a year ago I even allowed my vintage system with Windows 2000 to go online (rarely though) as there were people out there adapting current security patches and even fixes for that (now) ancient OS.Edited by meyerf34 - 2/14/13 at 10:11pm