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Title: Installing Code::Blocks Windows XP SP3
Post by: podoroges on May 24, 2020, 01:14:14 pm
Hello, I'm using Win XP 32bit, SP3.
I tried to install codeblocks-20.03mingw-32bit-setup.exe
Installation completed successfully, but on launch of codeblocks.exe there was an error:

The application has failed to start because api-ms-win-crt-string-l1-1-0.dll was not found.

Quick googling shows that Visual C++ Redistributable should be installed
I have installed vcredist_x86.exe from microsoft site, and get another error:

The procedure entry point _o__configure_narrow_argv could not be located.

I even performed complete reinstall my Win XP. After clean installation the error is the same.
Does that mean that Code::Blocks no longer support Win XP?
Could you help me, please?
Title: Re: Installing Code::Blocks Windows XP SP3
Post by: stahta01 on May 24, 2020, 02:42:32 pm
You need to copy some DLL files from the prior CB release.

See http://forums.codeblocks.org/index.php/topic,23770.msg162098.html#msg162098 (http://forums.codeblocks.org/index.php/topic,23770.msg162098.html#msg162098)

Tim S.
Title: Re: Installing Code::Blocks Windows XP SP3
Post by: podoroges on May 24, 2020, 03:32:08 pm
Dear Tim,

Thank you for your answer. I followed your advice, downloaded 7 files from
http://svn.code.sf.net/p/codeblocks/code/trunk/src/exchndl/win32/bin/
to codeblocks directory (5 of them were overwrited).

However, the error is the same, and codeblocks will not start.
Title: Re: Installing Code::Blocks Windows XP SP3
Post by: LETARTARE on May 24, 2020, 04:42:04 pm
You must use svn11196, not svn12091 !

@developpers
To avoid this recurring problem, could you modify the corresponding version in the repository ?
Title: Re: Installing Code::Blocks Windows XP SP3
Post by: podoroges on May 24, 2020, 05:24:28 pm
Dear LETARTARE,

It works, thank you!

For those, who experience similar problems.
Go to https://sourceforge.net/p/codeblocks/code/11196/tree/trunk/src/exchndl/win32/bin/
Download all 6 files. Place to Codebloks directory (overwrite will be required).
So, it still works with XP, such a relief!
Title: Re: Installing Code::Blocks Windows XP SP3
Post by: phoenixlpd on January 26, 2021, 03:50:16 pm
Dear LETARTARE,

It works, thank you!

For those, who experience similar problems.
Go to https://sourceforge.net/p/codeblocks/code/11196/tree/trunk/src/exchndl/win32/bin/
Download all 6 files. Place to Codebloks directory (overwrite will be required).
So, it still works with XP, such a relief!

Thank you for putting the link and instruction in your post!    I have codeblocks up and running on my old XP laptop now.