I have a couple of questions regarding the recent July and October releases. The July release states "Support for the following versions of Windows has been dropped: ... Windows Vista* ... Support for Windows XP* has been deprecated" The October release states that "Microsoft Windows XP* SP3," is supported" and then goes on to say "Support for Microsoft Windows XP* is deprecated – a future major release of Intel® Visual Fortran Composer XE will not support Windows XP" As I have 3 Vista development systems the implication from the release notes is that I need to upgrade Windows to 7 or 8. I tried the October release install on 2 of these systems and the installs appear to work. I can compile and run examples from within Visual Studio and from the command prompt. Was does not supported mean in this case? Any timescales on actually dropping XP support? I want to budget and plan upgrades to these systems.
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