[tex-live] install-tl-windows.bat unavailable in Microsoft Store

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Sun Dec 9 10:24:37 CET 2018

ne 9. 12. 2018 v 10:19 odesílatel Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk> napsal:
> Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> I think there is no need to worry, the newer processors can run the
> older code if you have the subsystem instaled. The 64-bit processors
> are able to run a 32-bit code. They would also be able to run a 16-bit
> code if a 16-bit subsystem were installed. It was available in Windows
> 2000 but then it was removed. 64-bit Linux distros do not have the
> 32-bit libraries as default but they can be installed if a user needs
> to use older software which is not OpenSource. I even have a 32-bit
> Linux installed in VirtualBox so that I can compile SW for old
> computers and verify that it works. Of course, in some $n$ Microsoft
> can decide to remove some system calls so the old apps will have to be
> redesigned and the new system calls will not be available in Windows
> 7. This can happen but I am not afraid in processor incompatibility.
> The worst problem is caused by other hardware parts, graphics,
> printers etc. It may happen that drivers will now longer be available
> for Windows 7 so users will be force to upgrade. I run my Windows 7 in
> VirtualBox installed in Linux so I will always have compatible
> hardware emulated by VirtualBox.
> The problem is, Zdeněk , that Microsoft have intentionally and deliberately crippled Windows Update for Windows 7 so that it will not run on any system with a 7th-generation Core i3, i5 or i7 processor or later, whence the fact that I chose a Celsius with a 6th-generation Core i7.  Windows 7 will run, Windows Update will not.
OK, they force to uprade Windows if you have a new computer but one
day no Windows 7 updates will be available similaly as Windows XP have
no support.

> ** Phil.

Zdeněk Wagner

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