You are here

GIMP 2.10 won't open on XP

3 posts / 0 new
Last post
pbr
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 3 days ago
Joined: 2009-06-21 09:23
GIMP 2.10 won't open on XP

I did some looking around on the 'net and GIMP 2.10 doesn't seem to have been deprecated for XP, but it won't open on my old offline machine at all. (In Task Manager, GIMPPortable.exe appears briefly and then disappears.) This is a completely vanilla virgin install on a usb with the customary path (~:\PortableApps\GIMPPortable\), XP SP3 x86, English language. Opens okay on Win7, haven't tried on Win10.

I happen to have a PortableApps folder on the XP box's C: drive with a copy of GIMPPortable 2.6. Would that have any bearing? I experimented by renaming the executables in 2.6, but 2.10 still wouldn't open.

Thoughts? Since this particular machine no longer has access to the internet (hence, no Photoshop), I would like to have some kind of major image editor on it.

John T. Haller
John T. Haller's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 6 min ago
AdminDeveloperModerator
Joined: 2005-11-28 22:21
Windows 7 and later

As indicated on the GIMP Portable homepage, it requires Windows 7 and later. GIMP 2.10 will no longer run on Windows XP and Vista. You must use the older and unsupported GIMP 2.8.x releases.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

pbr
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 3 days ago
Joined: 2009-06-21 09:23
Ack, my bad. Didn't see that.

Ack, my bad. Didn't see that.

Maybe it's just as well. 2.6 works pretty well on that somewhat underpowered computer. 2.8 didn't.

Log in or register to post comments