This search query popped up overnight on my admin pages.

“RadioDJ will not run on Windows XP”

RadioDJ v.2.x.x

RadioDJ v.2.x.x will NOT run on Windows XP due to .NET 4.6.1 not installing properly on XP systems, You need to upgrade that machine

Update: 15th May 2017 Over the past few days there were a large number of cyber attacks on organisations with the WannaCrypt attacks its recommended you patch your copy of XP

The problem is the newer version of RadioDJ will now not NOT work on Windows XP…

Time to definitely upgrade that system… Otherwise you’ll be stuck on v1.8.2 forever.

Lets look at the reasons as to why RadioDJ v2.x.x might not work on your copy of Windows XP.

1) You don’t have .NET 4.6.1 installed (Which won’t install on XP)
2) MySQL might not have installed correctly
3) Drivers may be out of date.
4) A hardware/hard-drive issue is conflicting somewhere.
5) Your sound card might be causing issues. (Esp if it’s Realtek!)
6) It may not have enough processing power.

Why are people are still using XP?

XP is over 16 years old & most software companies don’t tend to support XP anymore. Computer technology has come on leaps and bounds since 2001, Why stick with really old technology? Lots of newer software won’t work on XP because no one codes for that OS anymore.

If you’re deadly serious about Internet radio it really is time to save your pennies and buy yourself a new Windows machine.

We can guarantee you that RadioDJ will work on Windows 7/8/10 without issue.

RadioDJ free radio automation software

“Oh but I can’t afford a new PC”

Yes you can as I said save up for one they’re relatively cheap these days you should be able to get a decent machine cheap enough if you shop around there are deals to be had on newer machines.

Support for Windows XP ended in April 2014. & it’s full of security holes that will never be patched.

Do you really want to put your XP machine at the mercy of a hacker?

One user of RadioDJ had v1.8.2 running for 24 months on an Acer laptop running XP. Id call that reliable wouldn’t you?

Last updated on: 11th July 2018
at 13:07 PM Europe/London

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