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This version is not compatible with XP.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:52 am
by aferors
Hey All,

The day version 6.1.2 came out without compatibility for Windows XP was a sad day for us.

This update unfortunately and swiftly put all our LT units out of any software upgrades.
We have been back and forth with Christie around a solution, unfortunately, a 90k AUD option was all we had. Making this a very expensive upgrade version.

Before we moved on to a different solution I wanted to ask the greater community what luck they have had with:

Installing Windows 10 onto an old LT server and fixing all the driver discrepancies.

Pulling an LT key out of a German made unit and putting it into another machine?

Has anyone done this before/ any luck with it?


Re: This version is not compatible with XP.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:19 am
by Chris Bowman
Hi Drew,

Unlike "Player" keys, "Server" keys only work in genuine hardware so third party hardware is not an option for you.

I have installed Win8.1 on old server hardware successfully but be aware, I believe it will invalidate your warranty. That said, it sounds like the warranty period has expired. Also, support may be limited if you replace the operating system.

Win8.1 is still recommended over Win10.



Re: This version is not compatible with XP.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:27 am
by aferors
Hi Chris, thanks for the headsup.

Your very right, our warranty, and product support were stopped the moment the software update came out.

We will give 8.1 a test, fingers crossed.


Re: This version is not compatible with XP.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:18 pm
by Markus Zeppenfeld
Hi Drew,

I am very sorry about the fact, that we faced an issue with Windows XP since Version 6.1.2.
Please see our official statement that we do phase out Windows XP with today's release: ... ne2019.pdf

Please keep in mind, that Windows XP has not been shipped since almost five years now, which means your servers are at least that age. As mentioned in the statement, we always strive for a maximum lifespan of our products, but sometimes it is necessary to take the steps. It was very unfortunate that we needed to end the XP support sooner than planned, but we have put a lot of effort into a possible solution since. Unfortunately no solution could be found. We would really have loved to officially discontinue Windows XP with the last 32-bit release from today.

Also, you are always welcome to reach out to support if you have any issues with Pandoras Box. Obviously, when installing a new operating system on our hardware, we cannot support you as if we would know the system inside-out. But we will treat this as if you are using any other custom hardware where we can give a good advise, but do not know all insights or can predict potential issues.