ranorex7.2 not working on windows xp

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ranorex7.2 not working on windows xp

Post by kissKurisu » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:48 am

Hi,
The user guide shows ranorex7.2 supports Windows XP.But we met some troubles:
Can not open Ranorex Studio,no error or other windows popped up,just nothing happened.
Can not open Spy or other tools,said that .net fw 4.5 needed.(can not install v4.5 on xp)
Can not run exe built on win10,here is the failure info:

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Failed to load default plugins. Please reinstall Ranorex. Failed to load plugins from assembly 'Ranorex.Plugin.Uia, Version=7.2.1.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b798506b574ebc9a'. Failed to construct plugin 'Ranorex.Plugin.UiaPlugin' from assembly 'Ranorex.Plugin.Uia, Version=7.2.1.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b798506b574ebc9a'. Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. The type initializer for 'Ranorex.Plugin.UiaFlavorElement' threw an exception. Value cannot be null.
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at Ranorex.Core.PluginManager.LoadDefaultPlugins(Boolean nonBlocking) at Ranorex.Core.PluginManager.LoadDefaultPluginsSuppressible(Boolean nonBlocking) at Ranorex.Core.Configuration.HandleCommandLineArgs(RunParams runParams, Boolean handleHelp) at Ranorex.Core.Configuration.HandleCommandLineArguments(RunParams runParams, Boolean handleHelp) at Ranorex.Core.Testing.TestSuiteRunner.RunInternal(Type containerType, String testSuiteXml, RunParams rp)
Operating system:Windows XP SP3
Ranorex version:7.2.1

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Re: ranorex7.2 not woring on windows xp

Post by odklizec » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:15 am

Hi,

You are right, Ranorex 7.2 should still support Windows XP. Support for XP has been dropped in 8.0.

The problem you are experiencing sounds like a missing/corrupted prerequisity? The OS you are using is 32 or 64bit? In case of 64bit system, you have to install also 64bit versions of VC++ libs. See this list:
https://www.ranorex.com/help/latest/sys ... x7.1.2,7.2

Also, I would suggest to reinstall the existing libs or .Net, just in case one of them is corrupted.
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Re: ranorex7.2 not woring on windows xp

Post by kissKurisu » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:35 am

odklizec wrote:Hi,

You are right, Ranorex 7.2 should still support Windows XP. Support for XP has been dropped in 8.0.

The problem you are experiencing sounds like a missing/corrupted prerequisity? The OS you are using is 32 or 64bit? In case of 64bit system, you have to install also 64bit versions of VC++ libs. See this list:
https://www.ranorex.com/help/latest/sys ... x7.1.2,7.2

Also, I would suggest to reinstall the existing libs or .Net, just in case one of them is corrupted.
Hi,
The OS is 32bit.I will try to reinstall related libs.

Thanks.

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Re: ranorex7.2 not working on windows xp

Post by odklizec » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:42 am

Honestly? Windows XP is a dead horse (especially 32bit). I would not put much effort into it. It's no longer supported even by MS. If nothing else, it's a security issue using such old system with no updates ;)
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