mersenneforum.org  

Go Back   mersenneforum.org > Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search > Software

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 2020-09-19, 13:01   #1
Cazor Denis
 
May 2018

1 Posts
Default Using Windows XP

Hello,

I tried to use new version 30.3 build 6 on my Windows XP sp3 machine. The message is
"It is not a valid 32 bit application". What can I correct this.

Denis
Cazor Denis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2020-09-19, 13:24   #2
kriesel
 
kriesel's Avatar
 
"TF79LL86GIMPS96gpu17"
Mar 2017
US midwest

10001111001112 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cazor Denis View Post
Hello,

I tried to use new version 30.3 build 6 on my Windows XP sp3 machine. The message is
"It is not a valid 32 bit application". What can I correct this.

Denis
Assuming this concerns prime95, same results here; update to Vista or newer. This is a known issue. Even Windows 7 is no longer being maintained by Microsoft. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...cle-fact-sheet

Last fiddled with by kriesel on 2020-09-19 at 13:28
kriesel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2020-09-20, 03:41   #3
retina
Undefined
 
retina's Avatar
 
"The unspeakable one"
Jun 2006
My evil lair

2×3×5×193 Posts
Default

This has nothing to do with MS support or updates, or lack thereof, for the older OSes. It is the build settings (or the build system) for P95 that won't produce exe files to run on WinXP.
retina is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 2020-09-20, 04:42   #4
Prime95
P90 years forever!
 
Prime95's Avatar
 
Aug 2002
Yeehaw, FL

157378 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by retina View Post
This has nothing to do with MS support or updates, or lack thereof, for the older OSes. It is the build settings (or the build system) for P95 that won't produce exe files to run on WinXP.
I've switched from MSVC 2005 to VS 2019 for Windows builds. What exactly is causing the Win XP error, I don't know. Is it fixable, I don't know that either.
Prime95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2020-09-20, 05:53   #5
rebirther
 
rebirther's Avatar
 
Sep 2011
Germany

2×7×179 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Prime95 View Post
I've switched from MSVC 2005 to VS 2019 for Windows builds. What exactly is causing the Win XP error, I don't know. Is it fixable, I don't know that either.
You need the older toolset kit https://docs.microsoft.com/de-de/cpp...p?view=vs-2019
rebirther is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2020-09-20, 15:14   #6
kriesel
 
kriesel's Avatar
 
"TF79LL86GIMPS96gpu17"
Mar 2017
US midwest

4,583 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by retina View Post
This has nothing to do with MS support or updates, or lack thereof, for the older OSes. It is the build settings (or the build system) for P95 that won't produce exe files to run on WinXP.
True.

And George has a right to cease support of any ancient OS version, ancient processor type, and combinations thereof, for any reason. Providing support in prime95 of OS versions long since abandoned by their provider would be an act of remarkable generosity, considering systems still running them are likely to be relatively few, and likely are on quite old slow hardware capable of contributing very little to the effort. But if George enjoys it as a puzzle to solve, that's fine.

The end users risk system compromise by continuing to run an OS version for which no security updates will be forthcoming for issues the OS may have in common with currently maintained versions that get announced and patched in current versions.

What such an old system accomplishes may be cost-prohibitive on a $/GhzD electrical cost basis, even with the side benefit of space heating during the heating season. A sufficiently old system may cost MILLIONS of times more, and take prohibitively long, for a GIMPS assignment. As George told me long ago, there comes a point where we're better off saving money on electricity to buy hardware upgrades.

Mainly though: prime95 v30.3b6 works on Vista and later Windows OS now. No further effort by George needed.

Last fiddled with by kriesel on 2020-09-20 at 15:19
kriesel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2020-09-20, 15:17   #7
kriesel
 
kriesel's Avatar
 
"TF79LL86GIMPS96gpu17"
Mar 2017
US midwest

4,583 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rebirther View Post
URL für Englisch, bitte?

Last fiddled with by kriesel on 2020-09-20 at 15:21
kriesel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2020-09-20, 18:06   #8
Happy5214
 
Happy5214's Avatar
 
"Alexander"
Nov 2008
The Alamo City

32×43 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rebirther View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by kriesel View Post
URL für Englisch, bitte?
Just replace the language code: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/cpp...p?view=vs-2019

Last fiddled with by Happy5214 on 2020-09-20 at 18:07
Happy5214 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2020-09-20, 18:07   #9
rebirther
 
rebirther's Avatar
 
Sep 2011
Germany

2·7·179 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Happy5214 View Post

There is a switch for English on the right upper side.
rebirther is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2020-09-20, 18:09   #10
Happy5214
 
Happy5214's Avatar
 
"Alexander"
Nov 2008
The Alamo City

32·43 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rebirther View Post
There is a switch for English on the right upper side.
Or that.

Edit: I didn't actually bother to read any of the page, so I didn't notice that.

Last fiddled with by Happy5214 on 2020-09-20 at 18:10
Happy5214 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2020-09-21, 23:33   #11
kriesel
 
kriesel's Avatar
 
"TF79LL86GIMPS96gpu17"
Mar 2017
US midwest

107478 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Happy5214 View Post
Or that.

Edit: I didn't actually bother to read any of the page, so I didn't notice that.
It only changes part of the page.
kriesel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Windows 10? Mini-Geek Software 106 2018-03-12 20:44
Is it worth the trouble to "upgrade" Windows 8 to Windows 7? ixfd64 Lounge 23 2013-04-13 11:12
Windows 7 Windows Update & Prime95 issue!!! Unregistered Information & Answers 14 2010-04-10 21:47
Windows XP 64? jebeagles Software 7 2004-08-17 11:06
ECM 5.0.3 for windows antiroach Factoring 12 2004-04-26 19:17

All times are UTC. The time now is 06:42.

Fri Oct 23 06:42:46 UTC 2020 up 43 days, 3:53, 0 users, load averages: 1.97, 1.62, 1.60

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

This forum has received and complied with 0 (zero) government requests for information.

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.
A copy of the license is included in the FAQ.