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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #45 on: September 25, 2018, 12:04:14 PM »
...it seems support for xp stopped some weeks ago, due to an avastUI.exe update bug, also reported a few others on here.

for a fix, see my reply here: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=222054.msg1477564#msg1477564

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #46 on: September 25, 2018, 06:28:57 PM »
...it seems support for xp stopped some weeks ago, due to an avastUI.exe update bug, also reported a few others on here.

for a fix, see my reply here: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=222054.msg1477564#msg1477564

For XP SP2 (according to your other post you have) that support stopped even further back than that.
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #47 on: September 26, 2018, 05:54:26 AM »
partly, but they still provide database updates for v10

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #48 on: October 12, 2018, 09:58:22 AM »
CHANGE: Due to the introduction of 64bit version in next release we decided to move the end of support of Windows XP/Vista one month earlier. So the next version planned for end of November won't support XP/Vista.

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #49 on: October 12, 2018, 01:37:18 PM »
CHANGE: Due to the introduction of 64bit version in next release we decided to move the end of support of Windows XP/Vista one month earlier. So the next version planned for end of November won't support XP/Vista.
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For clarification, ending support simply means no more program updates. It doesn't mean ending virus definition updates, correct? Thanks
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #50 on: October 12, 2018, 01:57:37 PM »
CHANGE: Due to the introduction of 64bit version in next release we decided to move the end of support of Windows XP/Vista one month earlier. So the next version planned for end of November won't support XP/Vista.

Surely you have to cater for OSes after Vista/XP that are 32bit OS versions.  Dose that not follow if 32bit OSes are going to be supported that too could also support Vista/XP
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #51 on: October 12, 2018, 02:04:47 PM »
For clarification, ending support simply means no more program updates. It doesn't mean ending virus definition updates, correct? Thanks
Hi Bob, that's correct, see the initial (now edited) post from Martin.
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #52 on: October 12, 2018, 02:15:47 PM »
yes, just program updates

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #53 on: October 12, 2018, 03:04:34 PM »
I think Avast should continue to make available the 32 bit installer versions. What happens to those of us that have say Win 7 or Win 10 as a 32 bit installation ? ?  Like if I put either one on my old Dell which can only do a 32 bit install on a P4 2GB ma RAM ... it would still be a modern OS just not the (in my opinion) unneeded 64 bit version ... For home use, how many of us are actually using 64 Bit Programs or Apps ? Not many.
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #54 on: October 12, 2018, 04:09:33 PM »
Don't worry, we won't have 32 and 64 bit installers. We will still have 2 options online and offline installer and both will support 32bit and 64bit..

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #55 on: October 12, 2018, 04:24:51 PM »
So if the 32 bit installer will still be done, then what is going to stop installation on XP PRO SP3 ?  ?   I can understand if not all the components will work, but what about just the basic Antivirus portion without all the (mostly unused) bells & whistles ?  ? For example: On my computers I only install: Behavior, File & Web Shields .... I just noticed we have a Program Update to: 18.7.2354 ... Time to download and update it.
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #56 on: October 12, 2018, 04:35:55 PM »
Yes technically you could still run the 18.8 online installer on Windows XP and it will install 18.7. But without any guarantee or support...;-)

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #57 on: October 12, 2018, 05:06:41 PM »
I was referring to the use of the Full Offline Installers ... Online installers, just do not work properly and take too much time to download. The Full Offline is better and the file is then available for another computer without a second or third download.
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #58 on: October 12, 2018, 05:21:10 PM »
We will create specific offline installer for Win XP/Vista, but that won't be really promoted. I might publish it here on the forum but definitely won't be presented on www.avast.com...

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #59 on: October 12, 2018, 05:24:41 PM »
Nice to know. At least some companies know XP / Vista is not yet a totally dead duck.
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