[tex-live] Unable to use install-tl-windows.exe: "Windows XP earliest supported version; aborting..."

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Thu Jun 2 17:27:15 CEST 2016

On Thu, Jun 02, 2016 at 04:13:50PM +0200, Uwe Ziegenhagen wrote:
> How does the Script determine the windows version it is running on? I would assume windows 7 Enterprise is using a Different identifier than win7 home Or Professional. 

The edition (home/pro/enterprise) is independent from the version
(xp/vista/w7/w8/w10).  The nsis wrapper script loads the WinVer.nsh
header file for testing the version, not the edition. This header
file does have special code for server versions but that is another

I just realized that I have remote access to a windows 7 enterprise.
On that system, too, I could start up the `real' installer.

I am reluctant to spend a lot of time on this: there have been no
recent changes in this wrapper, I recall no similar error reports, I
cannot reproduce the problem, and the affected user found a
workaround for himself (another workaround is downloading the zip

Siep Kroonenberg

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