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Visual Studio 11 Beta - bug running .exe in XP service pack 3 by MandelDrum


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Type: Bug
ID: 750859
Opened: 6/26/2012 1:08:34 AM
Access Restriction: Public
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I have built a C++ Win32 MFC application in the Visual Studio 11 Beta.
It runs fine on the machine I have built it on.
I tried to run it on another machine in XP service pack 3 but get the message
"not a valid Win32 application"

Before I investigate further can you please tell me if executables built using the Beta version are valid to be run on a different machine, or are they perhaps blocked in some way?
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Posted by Microsoft on 4/29/2014 at 12:32 PM
Thank you for reporting this issue. This issue has been fixed in Visual Studio 2013. You can install a trial version of Visual Studio 2013 with the fix from: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9832436
Posted by Microsoft on 12/11/2012 at 4:20 PM
Thanks for reporting this. This has been addressed in the latest VS Update:

Visual C++ Team
Posted by Microsoft on 6/26/2012 at 4:24 AM
Thanks for your feedback.

We are rerouting this issue to the appropriate group within the Visual Studio Product Team for triage and resolution. These specialized experts will follow-up with your issue.
Posted by Microsoft on 6/26/2012 at 1:48 AM
Thank you for your feedback, we are currently reviewing the issue you have submitted. If this issue is urgent, please contact support directly(http://support.microsoft.com)
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Posted by MandelDrum on 7/4/2012 at 10:02 PM
I think I have answered this myself by reading around elsewhere. It looks like Microsoft have decided to drop support for XP. So, if you need to continue to build Win32 XP applications then keep a working setup of Visual Studio 10 or earlier.