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The download page mentions XP 32/64 support for both MP 1.3.0 Beta and MP2.

Downloaded two 80MB files and to my surprise they won't install on XP x64.

Can't see the point in dropping support. Looks intentional because everything W7/R2 can do, XP can do from the .Net framework.
 

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    Supported Operating Systems
    • Windows XP 32-bit Edition with at least service pack 3
    • Windows Media Center Edition 2005 with service pack 3
    • Windows Vista 32- and 64-bit with at least service pack 2
    • Windows 7 32- and 64-bit
    Unsupported Operating Systems

    Please note that the following operating systems are not officially supported. However, you will be able to run MediaPortal on some of them. Use the following overview as a guideline only.

    MP won't run on the following OS:
    • Windows 2000 and older editions
    • Windows XP 32-bit Edition before service pack 3
    • Windows XP 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista before service pack 2
    MP will issue a warning, but will install on:
    • All beta/preview versions of Microsoft Windows
    • Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012 (Windows Server operating systems do not include TV tuner support)
    • All beta/release candidate service packs
    • Windows 8 (as of v 1.3.0 beta)
    https://www.team-mediaportal.com/mediaportal/requirements
     
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    We support Windows XP, Vista and 7 (32/64bit).

    Read as Windows XP ____________________ , _________________ Vista and 7 (32/64)

    If anyone else finds this confusing please reply and maybe it can be changed to

    We support Windows XP, Vista (32/64) and 7 (32/64)
     
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    Still it's misleading.

    Was there any attempt at supporting XP x64? Or was the answer NO by default?
     
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    Not sure if there are some hacks to get it going, you could search the forum... however I can say with 99% certainty that support for Win XP (64) will not be added.
     
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    Not sure MP actually needs any special support for XPx64 from a Runtime perspective.
     

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    I should add that I have a feeling there is a probably a way to force the installer to install despite having win xp 64 maybe someone else will reply. MP used to install with XP 64, but then something changed, not sure what was broken and what might still work if you can install it.[DOUBLEPOST=1355836858][/DOUBLEPOST]Have you tried to run installer as admin with compatability mode set to Win xp 32, to try and fool the installer?
     
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    Not sure MP actually needs any special support for XPx64 from a Runtime perspective.
    You can find out by compiling the source and run it on a XP X64 machine... We barely have team members who are still running XP machines let alone developers wanting to add (and maintain) support for XP X64.
     

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