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- Nov 15 2016, 11:27 AM (148 w, 8 h)
Nov 15 2016
We cannot support such an old and unmaintained OS anymore
You don't need to support OS, just put some efforts into making Blender to work in all Windows versions, preferably starting with NT 4.0 (yes, it's possible).
I don't believe there was a real need to "upgrade" compiler that was OK with XP. Anyways, you should be able to do it even with the latest compiler from MS - just get rid of "excessive" linking.
Probably. you can switch to some GPL compiler as well.
Unfortunately, "latest = greatest" is not true for MS products anymore :(
At least place a link to download 2.76b