Supported Windows version
Posted by Jerry Knisley, Last modified byon 21 September 2016 10:05 AM
Many times we have been asked why HYPACK xxxx doesn't work in an old version of WINDOWS. Mainly the problem is that as WINDOWS improves the software tools we use to write HYPACK improve with it. The ability to go beyond 2Gbytes of RAM was not around in older vesions of WINDOWS but it is now because MICROSOFT upgraded the WINDOWS environment. That is just one example but to use this new ability the HYPACK programming staff must update the programs and use the latest supporting files from MICROSOFT. Below is a life cycle data sheet that was taken from MICROSOFT to show what operating systems are currently supported. According to a reference I read, WINDOWS 7 was stopped January of 2015.
HYPACK 2015 works in WINDOWS 7 and newer versions. It is not supported in WINDOWS XP and older versions.
Windows lifecycle fact sheet
Last updated: April 2014
Every Windows product has a lifecycle. The lifecycle begins when a product is released and ends when it's no longer supported. Knowing key dates in this lifecycle helps you make informed decisions about when to upgrade or make other changes to your software. Here are the rights and limits of the Windows lifecycle.
End of support
End of support refers to the date when Microsoft no longer provides automatic fixes, updates, or online technical assistance. This is the time to make sure you have the latest available update or service pack installed. Without Microsoft support, you will no longer receive security updates that can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software that can steal your personal information. For more information go to Microsoft Support Lifecycle.
* Support for Windows 7 RTM without service packs ended on April 9, 2013. Be sure to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 today to continue to receive support and updates.
End of support: questions and answers
For more details on the difference between mainstream support and extended support, refer to the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy FAQ .
You can either install the latest available update or service pack or you can upgrade to a newer version of Windows.