>Hi >I am trying to install version 2.8.0 on a Windows XP SP2 machine. >Unfortunately I can't update the machine to SP3 as it breaks the machine. I am >trying to fix this but it is not easy. Does Gimp actually require SP3 or is it >just the installer. If it is just the installer then is there any way to work >around this?
>Thanks >Al. I seems just the installer. You can unpack the installation with 'universal extractor' but this gives all the files for both 32 & 64 bit version to sort out. An easier way is to use a 'portable' version. There is a 2.8.0 at portableapps.com and a 2.8.1 32 bit at the partha site (dark theme but if you find a regular theme elsewhere you can change this). Both of these install with the caveat that I did not give them much of a trial, but they do open and the basics work. This is in a WinXp SP2 virtual machine. If you ignore the 'portable' launcher(s) and go straight for gimp-2.8.exe in the ...\bin... folder it makes a regular C:\Documents and Settings\"yourname"\.gimp-2.8 home folder structure on first run. Up to you to make a shortcut/menu entry. -- rich (via gimpusers.com) _______________________________________________ gimp-user-list mailing list email@example.com https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user-list