Make .NET 4.5 work on any OS that supports 4.0
.NET Framework 4.0: Supported operating systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
.NET Framework 4.5 Beta: Supported operating systems: Windows 8, Windows Server 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008
If 4.5 is an in-place upgrade, it should support every OS that supports 4.0; wait until 5.0 to drop support for Vista and XP.
It's too bad that .NET 4.5 does not support Windows XP. There are still lots of XP users in the world who cannot upgrade to the newer OS. This is discouraging developers to adopt .NET 4.5.
Thanks to everyone for sharing your feedback on this issue. VS 2012 supported platforms are now published here (http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/11/en-us/products/compatibility ). While Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 are not supported for .NET Framework 4.5, they remain as supported targeted platforms in VS 2012. More information is available here (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2012/05/18/a-look-ahead-at-the-visual-studio-11-product-lineup-and-platform-support.aspx)
DeonHe – MSFT
.NET Framework Team
Please support for XP...................
Vyacheslav Yanchuk commented
Please Support .NET 4.5 on XP
saddam alhammadi commented
This is a worrying step, it seems we will have issues in the future of what is not supported by MS development platforms. Win XP and server 2003 should be supported by .Net 4.5 and later frameworks Because they are being used by many clients.
Hv use Windows7 serveral years ,but I cannot used it anyway.
you cannot search file , and so on . And slower than xp. I cannot add memory for My company's computer. just hate it.
Home, used win7 ,because large memory. So.. I install a vmWare on win7,
then, installed 100s xp ,ha ha ha ---for each thing , Eg. Learn Math ; learn .net and so on... Because MS announce there have no XP exist ha ha ha ， So I have no Piracy... thanks gates.
Please Support .NET 4.5 on XP!!!!!!!!!!!
and 5.5 also.
Why MS like to hate programmer? Or I hate you also.
Please Support .NET 4.5 on XP
I will Migrate my application to Java based. It is not that we should worry about it my all future projects will be built in JAVA if this is the case with MS.
Thank you Microsoft.
Hi our application right now deployed in Windows server 2003 R2 Trager framework 2.0. we can upgrade target frame work to .net Frame work 4.5.1?
**** YOU MICROSOFT STAFF!
It works on XP with Mono. Maybe I'll just use Mono. Why do I need SM again?
I started using .Net 4.5. I was very excited. I was going to use all of these new features. Then I realized it doesn't work on XP. Sad trombone... I will not be using .Net 4.5 now. Unless you can magically make all of my customer's computers run Win7?
We want .Net 4.5 to work on XP! WAH......................
Based on votes, this request is currently No.10 on ALL request categories.
What we get from Visual Studio Team: DECLINED and a generic reply that has nothing to do with the request.
For my next project I will target these platforms:
Windows Phone: DECLINED
MAC OS: ACCEPTED
Please everybody come here to vote more and more votes and let the management of MS to know the voice.
At least support .NET 4.5 on Windows 2003 R2 & SP2 - it is not at end of life yet for corporate level support
I believe Windows 7 should be free of charge.
The CEO changed,we wish MS can regains its engineer culture. Get closer to the developer voice. This voice is second voted of the whole site.We really wish MS reconsider its strategy of .net around windows. Still that world,MS should popularize its new version OS by the OS itself not by other peripheral tools. Lost the developers will lost the whole ECO and finally lost windows and office too not only the mobile area. It is merely a matter of time.
Microsoft...Please Support .NET 4.5 on XP
Kunal Kolambkar commented
Since .NET is supposed to run on any Microsoft WIndows platform at least, it should be supported on all Windows OS at least above XP SP3 and higher.