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#1 Apr 24 2017 at 4:32 PM Rating: Excellent
I am seeing in their support forum that people on XP and Vista are no longer able to use the patcher. Did Daybreak finally end support for those operating systems?
#2 Apr 24 2017 at 4:46 PM Rating: Good
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https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/kernel32-dll.239855/



The issue is the patcher not EQ from my limited understanding
Some have posted work arounds in this thread.
#3 Apr 24 2017 at 9:12 PM Rating: Excellent
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My take is they intended to at some point but not now. Then the left hand rolled out the change and the right hand wasn't notified. Now we have the right hand scrambling to do damage control.

This would be a fairly odd moment into free heroic characters, new TLP server on the way etc. to intentionally limit your player base.
#4 Apr 25 2017 at 8:29 AM Rating: Excellent
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Heck, the lesson here is UPGRADE! It's insane to continue to use XP and be on the Internet and Vista was a miserable O/S, even worse than Win8. I realize some people can't or don't want to spend the money but you have to be realistic. These are "ancient" operating systems by modern standards, woefully insecure, and trusting your log-in info to such antiquated O/S's is asking to get hacked.
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#5 May 02 2017 at 7:15 PM Rating: Excellent
It looks like they have officially ended support for XP and Vista.

https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/windows-xp-and-vista-support.240169/#post-3532951
#6 May 16 2017 at 1:11 PM Rating: Excellent
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FYI, all XP machines are vulnerable to the recent worldwide ransomware attack and Microsoft won't be patching for this security hole for XP. A real good reason to upgrade away from XP!
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