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, keep xp updated with 5.0 either, there are so many people like me out there that are still using this wonderful OS.
Microsoft's actions to artificially cripple Windog XP reveals a boneheaded and desperate company, whose main goal is to squeeze users by forcing them to port into Windog 7 is despicable.
As I said many times in the past, Microsoft has become purely irrelevant as a software manufacturer.
Luke Puplett commented
I actually support Microsoft on this one. One of my clients is running 2003 on the public farm and so I can't use 4.5, but these OSes are really quite old. The elephant in the room here is that my client needs to upgrade pretty darn quickly or move to Azure.
Dimitar Dobrev commented
Windows XP is widely used, we need .NET 4.5 there.
Ali Yeganeh Moghaddam commented
please do it faster
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
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