Windows 2000 Professional Compatibility

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by bluebolt, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. bluebolt

    bluebolt Active Member

    With AnyDVD (HD) 8.1.9.1 beta, I see that support for Windows 2000 Professional has been dropped "because of compiler update." I would like to see that support restored; is this possible?

    At any rate, it is greatly appreciated here that you have supported Windows 2000 Professional for as long as you have. Thank you.
     
  2. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    No, sorry. Microsoft dropped support for creating code for Windows 2000 with their compilers / tools in 2010. This was 7 years ago. It is simply not reasonable to work with compilers / tools from 2003/2005.
     
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  3. MikeK61

    MikeK61 Well-Known Member

    It depends .....
    MSVC 2010 is the last useful compiler IMHO.
    The 2015 version is full of adware and produces slower code.
    Tried it for FFT computation utilities.

    just for Info.
     
  4. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    ... which unfortunately produces code which doesn't work on Windows 2000.
     
  5. senam

    senam Member

    Hi, does this also mean you are dropping WindowsXP? I can install 8.1.9.0 on my WinXP machine just fine but it fails with 8.1.9.1, something with EncodePointer not found in KERNEL32.dll. Yes, I know WinXP is old and has been dropped by Micro$oft but that's the old PC I keep to backup my discs. I'd hate to have to move my setup to another rig. Thanks!
     
  6. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    XP should still work, and I don't see any error message under XP.
    Is your XP 32 or 64bit? What do I have to do to get this message?
     
  7. Lukas

    Lukas Well-Known Member

    James I thought windows xp was no longer supported
     
  8. senam

    senam Member

    I just double-click SetupAnyDVD8191.exe as usual and early in the installation process it says (translating here since this is the French version of WinXP) "entry point EncodePointer not found in KERNEL.DLL". I see it is trying to execute C:\Documents and Settings\<myUserName>\Local Settings\Temp\nst6.tmp\AnyDVDtray.exe. It is the regular 32-bit version of WinXP. I tried many times and I get the same error each time. I just found it strange since I never had any issue prior to 8.1.9.1 and I can still install 8.1.9.0 just fine. Thanks.
     
  9. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    No, Windows XP should be supported. Windows 2000 and Vista x64 are no longer supported.
     
  10. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    According to this article https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb432254(v=vs.85).aspx EncodePointer should be present in the Kernel since XP SP2.
    AnyDVD requires XP SP3. Do you have SP3 installed?
     
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  11. senam

    senam Member

    Ahh, that explains it! No this machine does not have XP SP3. But 8.1.9.1 *is* the first version that fails to install successfully. Ah well, I'll see what I can do. Thank you.
     
  12. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Does it have SP2?
     
  13. Lukas

    Lukas Well-Known Member

    James thank you for the clarification I probably got in the release notes I'm glad that windows xp is still supported :) thanks for it :)
     
  14. senam

    senam Member

    I just checked. No SP2 (or SP1 either!). It's just an old computer I kept solely to backup my discs. I'll figure something out. Thanks.
     
  15. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    You should be able to download the setup for SP3 for XP somewhere. Google will tell you

    Sent from my Nexus 6P with Tapatalk
     
  16. mike20021969

    mike20021969 Well-Known Member

  17. senam

    senam Member

    Awesome, thanks!
     
  18. BrianG61UK

    BrianG61UK Well-Known Member

    You will need to install XP SP1a or maybe SP2 will do, I'm not sure, before you can install XP SP3. None of them are easy to download from safe sources. :(
     
  19. mike20021969

    mike20021969 Well-Known Member

    Windows XP Service Pack 3...

    Source: http://winsupersite.com/faqtip/windows-xp-service-pack-3-faq
     
  20. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Nope. Installing only SP3 is enough.