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winxp GetFinalPathNameByHandle
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Description

System Information
winxp 32

Blender Version
Broken: blender-2.76.0 .5c5df9d
Worked: stable 2.76b

Short description of error
blender builds do not launch anymore on XP with a missing GetFinalPathNameByHandleW can't be found in KERNEL32.dll

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
While i know Blender is not supported anymore for winXP, it was still working great on it,
Can't tell which commit killed Blender on XP as it's been a long time i didn't tried a buildbot version, so i googled to find what was the problem, and it appears that GetFinalPathNameByHandle is only Vista and superior :
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1534744/getting-a-file-path-from-a-file-handle-in-windows

If this new change is final for 2.77 , maybe a mention that Blender does not work on window XP anymore should be made on release note for that coming version to mark that while 2.76b was , while unsupported, working great on XP, 2.77 will simply not work on this OS.

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Type
Bug

Event Timeline

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Thomas Dinges (dingto) closed this task as Invalid.Nov 22 2015, 10:50 PM
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We indeed do not support XP anymore, and there is not really a dev here who intends to keep this stuff working. XP is officially dropped by Microsoft over a year ago and we won't put more work into this. I updated the requirements page: http://www.blender.org/download/requirements/