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 Posted: Wednesday Jun 6th, 2018 08:36 pm
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I'm currently running Comfigurator 3.12.1.0 on a Windows XP SP3 on a VirtualBox virtual host. Everything is working fine.
I tried to download several later versions (3.12.5.0, 3.12.4.0 and 3.12.3.0) from http://www.cytech.biz. When I unzip any of them and try to start either of the two files inside (a setup.exe or the other one, .msi), I get this same problem, like in the screenshot...Help, please...? :)

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 Posted: Thursday Jun 7th, 2018 08:10 am
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Have you tried installing as administrator?



 Posted: Thursday Jun 7th, 2018 08:59 am
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Do you really want to run your Alarm software on a very old and insecure version of windows?:)



 Posted: Thursday Jun 7th, 2018 10:03 am
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Ian wrote:
Have you tried installing as administrator?


I'm always logged on as administrator



 Posted: Thursday Jun 7th, 2018 10:08 am
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strickers wrote:
Do you really want to run your Alarm software on a very old and insecure version of windows?:)

You mean - as opposed to some very new and insecure version of windows? :D
Windows is a complere joke anyway. I run it on a virtual host - a sandbox, in fact. Comfigurator supports xp, so why not use xp? It uses less resources to perform the same job.
Now, if you could help out here, I'd appreciate it. Thanks. :)



 Posted: Thursday Jun 7th, 2018 10:56 am
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It's a while since I used XP, does it have 'Event Viewer' so you can have a look at the windows logs and hopefully trace the issue?



 Posted: Thursday Jun 7th, 2018 11:30 am
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The problem is likely due to updates to the Visual Studio tools. In particular, there have been changes to the tool used to build setups over the period since 3.12.1 was produced

Windows XP is 16 years old and Microsoft ceased support of it 4 years ago.
So 3.12.1 is the last version that is supported on Windows XP
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 Posted: Thursday Jun 7th, 2018 03:42 pm
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OK, thanks for the info. I suppose you should also update the information on the download page of Comfigurator...



 Posted: Monday Jun 11th, 2018 11:42 am
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try installing the latest version of .net, and see if that helps.

In my day job I am building applications using the latest .net toolchain (formerly Visual Studio), and these work just fine on XP SP3 as long as the correct .net has been installed too.

Since your running VMs you could always try loading a windoze7 version and see if it helps. ISOs can be downloaded from MSDN.

Hope that helps.



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Thank you for the advice. I'll try finding the .net stuff. I can, of course, use win7 virtual host (I have it already), but I prefer win xp  because it's much lighter and faster (as a virtual machine).



 Posted: Tuesday Jun 12th, 2018 12:31 pm
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I understand your reasons for wanting to stick with XP.
With the right config though win7 is actually faster (in my experience)

There are utilities out there to strip all the baggage off the win7 install. If you have the iso or the installer disk its quite straight forward.

If you havent tried it already, its also worth having a look at windows thin pc. This is win7 based, and works great in a VM, especially where resources are limited. It does have its own issues (don't they all) but may get you what you want.

If you are truly sandboxed, and not using it to connect to internet, I would create a snapshot point and then switch off all unnecessary services, windows updates, etc.

All of this can be a great time waster, so if you choose to stay with XP I wouldnt blame you ;)



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I share the concern about moving off XP. Took me weeks to get Win7 working properly and the ongoing msintensnce model is clunky and a hassle.

Can I also say I am looking forward to the day when Comfigurator works natively under OSX.



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I share the concern about moving off XP. Took me weeks to get Win7 working properly and the ongoing msintensnce model is clunky and a hassle.

Can I also say I am looking forward to the day when Comfigurator works natively under OSX.



 Posted: Wednesday Jun 13th, 2018 09:15 am
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I'm glad I'm not the only one.
@John W - thank you for the advice, but as you said yourself - it sounds like waisting a lot of time and getting a lot of frustration. And it's precisely why I gave up on windows in general use. :)



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