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Installing Opera 20

  • He corrected it in the 3rd post down. He's using XP SP2...

    Oh? Is he posting with multiple usernames?
    I was quoting the user named "Mackenzied" and that's the only post I see from him in this thread.

    My bad... sorry! However, I do wish the quotation tool on this forum would carry an attribution describing who's being quoted, though. It's already caused a number of users to make similar errors... and it's especially problematic when the quotes are nested (a quote contains a deeper quote, etc).

  • I know that I need to install SP3 on Win XP in order to install Opera 20, but I have tried to install Opera Next (21) just for the sake of trying (as I'm missing Opera at work)...and it didn't install.

    Popped the same, "Windowscodec.dll" is missing error...

    Why am I not able to install Opera, when the same XP SP2 works for the latest versions of Chrome and Firefox?

  • Because WinXP SP3 changed the windowscodec.dll file to include some features that weren't there before, and it's possible Opera is designed to rely on those to run properly? Not all browsers adopt all OS features at the same time, if at all.

  • I'm 99% sure I've solved this issue, at least for some of us. See my last post in this other thread: https://forums.opera.com/topic/1636/failed-loading-launcher_lib-dll-please-reinstall-opera/14

    It looks like we may be permanently stuck at 20 or thereabouts because Chrome is dropping support for SSE/MMX extensions and requiring computers to have SSE2 or better, which my Athlon XP does not have.

  • is here any Opera software admin or developer? ??

  • is here any Opera software admin or developer? ??

    Sometimes some of them may pass by around here. But if you leave your question, someone may be able to answer.

  • I'm 99% sure I've solved this issue, at least for some of us. See my last post in this other thread: https://forums.opera.com/topic/1636/failed-loading-launcher_lib-dll-please-reinstall-opera/14
    It looks like we may be permanently stuck at 20 or thereabouts because Chrome is dropping support for SSE/MMX extensions and requiring computers to have SSE2 or better, which my Athlon XP does not have.

    My work PC has the following hardware config:
    Intel Core2Duo CPU E4400 @ 2GHz
    RAM: 2GB
    OS: Win XP Prof (SP-2)

    You still think Opera 20 or later is not supported?

  • hi,
    I am facing the same problem with opera. I don't think this has anything to do with the version of Windows. I am using XP3, and everything was working perfectly. I tried all opera versions: Opera 20, Opera developer, and Opera next. There was no problem installing them with XP2 or XP3. But since I reformatted my PC, I got this error: Opera failed loading launcher_lib.dll because windowscodecs.dll is missing. I tried DLL-files fixer but still not working. I am looking for a site from where I can download windowscodecs.dll. I hope I will find a solution soon. Now I am using Firefox, it's not bad, but it's just that I am used to Opera.

  • Hi
    That's me again, and Eureka 🙂
    I found the solution. I was looking in some sites trying to find a solution for this problem. In a site they mentioned (wic), then I remembered that I have this component among the sotftware programs I save here. So I intalled it and it worked wonderfully. I could install Opera 20.0.1387.91.
    I uploaded the file on mediafire so that you can download it easily.

    the 32-bit windows imaging component (wic) (1.7 MB)
    https://www.mediafire.com/?pdhswoonci991r6

    Of course this is fore woindows 32-bit, if your system is 64-bit then you have to for it. Hope this will work for you. Good Luck 🙂

  • Hi
    That's me again, and Eureka 🙂
    I found the solution. I was looking in some sites trying to find a solution for this problem. In a site they mentioned (wic), then I remembered that I have this component among the sotftware programs I save here. So I intalled it and it worked wonderfully. I could install Opera 20.0.1387.91.
    I uploaded the file on mediafire so that you can download it easily.
    the 32-bit windows imaging component (wic) (1.7 MB)
    https://www.mediafire.com/?pdhswoonci991r6
    Of course this is fore woindows 32-bit, if your system is 64-bit then you have to for it. Hope this will work for you. Good Luck 🙂

    Thank you, visitorx... I will download and install this "patch" and see if this works. Does it need admin access to run this exec file?

  • I reformatted my PC again, and I faced the same problem with opera, failure in loading launcher_lib.dll. And just after installing(wic); the 32-bit windows imaging component the prolem was fixed. So now I am sure that this software can solve this problem with opera.

    This is not a patch, it's rather a windows software. You can download it using this link https://www.mediafire.com/?pdhswoonci991r6 or look for it on the NET.

  • Well, visitorx, thank you, once again for your post...

    I left that company...joined a new one, been 3 days now... and guess what, I'm typing this post from the latest Opera browser...!!!

    Yaaay.... 🙂

    Now, for the unrelated topic... just bought Lumia 1520, no Opera... :-(((((

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