Foldit does not run after installation on Windows XP

Case number:845829-2001026
Opened by:ppwozniak
Opened on:Friday, August 7, 2015 - 11:52
Last modified:Friday, August 7, 2015 - 22:00

I am planning to present Foldit to the youngest students in our university's computer laboratory within a month. All computers in the lab have Windows XP installed. Unfortunately, the current version of Foldit for Windows does not run on Windows XP. I install it properly but when I click on the Foldit.exe I receive the message that Foldit.exe is not a valid Win32 application and nothing happens. I checked on a few computers with Windows XP (not only on those in the lab) and this problem occurs on all of them. On Windows 7 there is no problem. I need help. Thank you in advance.

(Fri, 08/07/2015 - 11:52  |  1 comment)

Joined: 04/24/2014
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Status: Open » Closed

Hi there,
It appears that we need to update our information, as recent changes have most likely rendered Windows XP incompatible with our game client. We strongly encourage using Windows 7 and above if possible, and working with your university computer lab staff to help bring their systems a little closer up to date.

We apologize for the inconvenience and will take steps to correct the information on our website.


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