I can't install Opera.

  • I started launcher and then... nothing happened. Nothing.

  • Your version and your workstation's params, please?

    Your version...

    Well, I mean the one you've been trying to install.
    And your source where you got that? What is that exactly - a stub, full-pack, or online installer? You could cite that file's specs - some basic ones.

  • I downloaded launcher from http://www.opera.com/pl

    Vista 32bit
    NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT
    Intel Core 2 Duo E4400
    3 GB RAM

    I also tried install on safe mode. No effects.

  • Can you launch it using opera.exe from inside the folder with the build number?

    Also, what version are you trying to install?

  • Version? Actual... I want to change browser, from Chrome to Opera and I can't install Opera because nothing happened when I start installation ;-;

  • Locate the actual installer file, right-click it and read the stuff.
    What was the filename you downloaded?

  • Version? Actual

    You can check at Menu > About Opera.

    I can't install Opera because nothing happened when I start installation ;-;

    You can't install or you can't run Opera?

    If you can't install, try downloading this installer and see if it works.

    Btw, starting on version 37 Opera will no longer support Vista.

  • You can check at Menu > About Opera.

    If he hasn't installed it yet... :rolleyes:

  • I can't INSTALL Opera. And I tried earlier install offline pack. No effects to.

    So, I can't install because Opera will no longer support Vista?

  • They say it'll drop XP support, no know 'bout Vista.

    Know what?
    Saw some recent feedback here about the latest release. Might be some trouble identifying the system, thus derivatives, right? So you know what? I'd just wait a bit, till they've fixed that: maybe it's a faulty version came, it happens.
    Other guys might have a different opinion here, like they might have a say about guiding you through taking-the-right-installer process, all right?
    :cheers:

  • Up to version 36 you should be able to install Opera.

  • They say it'll drop XP support, no know 'bout Vista.

    Vista support is being dropped too.

    So, I can't install because Opera will no longer support Vista?

    You can't upgrade Chrome or any other Chromium-based browser either.

  • So, which Windows version WILL they support then?

    Suppose one could be unwilling OR UNABLE - on their current machine - to 'upgrade' to that/those version(s). Then - migrate to Linux?
    There are plenty of machines that are functional but 'outdated' in their certain capacities to cope with these newest 'cutting-edge' systems.
    Many people can't even afford to ''update'' their hardware that often - as Blackbird has been saying, the ageing of those gets pretty fast these days... :zzz:

  • Once, quite a while ago, I tried to re-install a program, and could not do it. I was on the verge of doing a reformat when somebody smarter than me suggested I look in, and delete ANYTHING in two parts of REGEDIT. I found one file containing the program name, and when I deleted that entry my new install worked, as slick as snot on a door-knob!

    Try un-installing whatever version of Opera you are using, then look for 'left-overs' at these TWO places in REGEDIT:

    H KEY CURRENT USER > Software > Opera software

    H KEY LOCAL MACHINE > Software > Opera software

    Could be the answer............................but either way, I tried to help

  • So, which Windows version WILL they support then?

    Windows 7 SP1, 8.0, 8.1, 10 and up.

    Suppose one could be unwilling OR UNABLE - on their current machine - to 'upgrade' to that/those version(s). Then - migrate to Linux?
    There are plenty of machines that are functional but 'outdated' in their certain capacities to cope with these newest 'cutting-edge' systems. Many people can't even afford to ''update'' their hardware that often

    Or stay stuck in Opera 36 and other outdated browsers. Do you want a discussion about asking for endless support for Windows XP* just because there are people who can't or don't want to upgrade their almost 20 years old hardware/system. How far can you do with this argument? Do you want Opera to support Windows 95 too? Just imagine the mess of code they'd have to implement to support modern systems and APIs/drivers from another age... Supporting XP/Vista is holding off progress and making devs waste time maintaining specific code to run on those dead systems (don't forget that they aren't getting any more security updates, being -specially online- already insecure by themselves).

    (*Won't mention Vista because it's already completely out of usage share charts...)

    as Blackbird has been saying, the ageing of those gets pretty fast these days...

    I can't see that. Any Intel Core system from a decade ago with 2 GB of RAM can run Windows 10 - heck, I've seen Pentium 4 running Win10.

  • Per comments in the chromium dev blog ( https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=579196 ), XP and Vista have both been deprecated for further chromium development as of 19 Jan 2016, starting with chromium versions greater than 49. Developers of browsers employing the chromium engine may, of course, choose to start cutting off their own product installation support for XP and Vista at any point they wish prior to chromium 50. The rationale for the cutoff has been given as Microsoft no longer supporting the platforms.

  • I have Vista OS which had been already shop installed when my brother gave it to me as he bought a new one. It's working fine thankfully, as unfortunately I'm unable to to work through ill health and don't have the means to buy a new computer. I rely on it totally to do all of my shopping etc. and it's also my only 'social' life.
    I would love a brand new machine, in fact I'd be thrilled to bits, but that'll never be an option for me and I'm certain that I'm not the only person in this boat. Please don't judge or jump to conclusions, people have their reasons.
    Opera is working well on Vista, (for me anyway,) no problems at all, I'm using it now. :)

  • Fortunately you most probably don't need a new computer to update your OS.

  • Rafael, technically no, but there are complications. For example, you can no more update certain systems for free now; apart that hardware might present scarce resources for new software...

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