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distefanom

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Installing T2Laser on my XP machine
« on: October 02, 2016, 10:59:41 AM »
Hi,
I've tried this evening to install the T2Laser software instead the original Benbox machine; but surprising to me, I got:

"Prerequisite check for system component Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 (x86 and x64) failed with the following error message:
"Installation of the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is not supported on this operating system. Contact your application vendor."

Get stuck by this, I tried to search if there is a suitable version of Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5; but microsoft, unfortunately, discontinued XP  :P

Do you know if there is any way to overcome this problem without  nuking my pc?
Many thanks to any help
ciao
Mario
p.s. sorry if it's the wrong thread.
Admins: feel free to move it anyplace. thenks
« Last Edit: October 02, 2016, 11:00:12 AM by distefanom »

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Re: Installing T2Laser on my XP machine
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2016, 01:31:30 PM »
I haven't supported .Net 4.0 for a while, some of the features require .Net 4.5 so it isn't simple to compile a version for XP.

The best solution would be to get a cheap Windows 10 tablet.

Sorry, I know this isn't the answer you wanted to hear.

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Re: Installing T2Laser on my XP machine
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2016, 10:14:19 AM »
  :-\ :-[

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Re: Installing T2Laser on my XP machine
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2016, 11:44:10 PM »
If I will pay as for a full version?

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Re: Installing T2Laser on my XP machine
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2016, 06:00:23 AM »
I would be willing to create an XP branch of v1.3f (which will be released soon), using .Net 4.0 but it will not be updated as frequently as the master branch that uses .Net 4.5 as this would require too much time to manage. It would be my goal to update for major revisions only.

There are some features that are not compatible with .Net 4.0 so obviously those would not be available, one that I know of is the automatic language selection as that was the reason I went to 4.5 in the first place. You can manually select the language though, so that's not a big deal.

If you can accept these two limitations then I would support it.

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Re: Installing T2Laser on my XP machine
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2016, 07:51:29 AM »
English is not a problem, for me.
If the branch release would be effected only on "cosmetic" aspects, not on functionality, I think that definitely it's worth doing it.
I ever thought that a lot of XP machines are still around.
As for the "release rate" you could face, I can say that your program (seeing the online videos, which are the reason of my first post here) is already enough for my purposes.
Personally I dislike alot "updates" not essential for the main purpose.
please let me know.
ciao

Mario
« Last Edit: October 07, 2016, 07:58:50 AM by distefanom »

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Re: Installing T2Laser on my XP machine
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2016, 10:47:06 AM »
OK, let's do it.

XP version coming soon, again  ;D

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Re: Installing T2Laser on my XP machine
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2016, 04:56:44 PM »
Mario, here's the XP version.

I was able to make the necessary changes to compile without losing any features but it needs a lot more testing before I would consider it a stable release. Since I don't have an XP system available right now that's an issue, but I will get one setup next week.

Please let me know if you find any obvious issues, like it won't install.


NOTE: This download is for Windows XP systems only, use the standard versions in my signature links for Windows 7,8 and 10.

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Re: Installing T2Laser on my XP machine
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2016, 06:03:28 PM »
MS used to have VMs with old versions of Windows you could download. If they are still available you might try that.

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Re: Installing T2Laser on my XP machine
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2016, 06:22:19 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion, I did think of that but I would prefer to test with an actual system. I have one in my workshop, but it got fried by a Texas thunderstorm and probably needs a new PSU.

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Re: Installing T2Laser on my XP machine
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2016, 06:48:26 PM »
Yikes, yeah lighting can sure do a number on PCs

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Re: Installing T2Laser on my XP machine
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2016, 11:11:04 PM »
Zax,
if it can help, & if you like it, I can also do some beta-test in my little lab.
I would enjoy helping, if possible :D
ciao.
Mario

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Re: Installing T2Laser on my XP machine
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2016, 04:26:34 AM »
Yes, of course you can help. That would be great as it will be a few days before I can get my XP system working and I don't even know if the Microsoft Installer (v4.5) will work on XP.

That's the reason I publish beta releases, to get community assistance with the testing as I can't possibly test every combination.

The download was posted above, I'm going to edit the post to make it clear that this is for XP ONLY systems.

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Re: Installing T2Laser on my XP machine
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2016, 06:44:50 AM »
Ciao Zax,
I can ensure you that the windows installer 4.5 worked on my XP machine flawlessy.
Now I have to reprogram the Eleks board with grbl and try your software.
enclose the screenshot of the successful installation &  starting the program
ciao
Mario
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Re: Installing T2Laser on my XP machine
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2016, 07:17:28 AM »
That's great news, and you have the language setting also. Was that automatic or did you have to manually select it?

I changed the code to remove Microsoft's function as it requires Net 4.5 but added my own based on reading your registry settings.

There were only a couple of other changes so I don't expect any major surprises but you never know.