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Hi,  I bought Affinity Photo years ago, but now I want to try out Affinity Designer,  but unfortunately, it won't allow me to install because I need to upgrade my system.  I don't want to upgrade my system,  is there anyway around this? 
Since the installer requires these system requirement,  perhaps an alternate way to install the software from a different source?

ISSUE:  "The package requires OS version 10.0.19041.0 or higher on the Windows.Desktop device family. The device is currently running OS version 10.0.18363.1256. "

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Sorry, but no. V2 requires 19041 or higher.

Serif have said they were looking at a way to allow Windows 10 Enterprise editions (which are a lower level than 19041, I think) but they've never indicated how that work is coming, or if it will be completed as far as I know.

There are two installers for V2: MSIX and an EXE alternative, but both are supposed to require 19041.

-- Walt
Designer, Photo, and Publisher V1 and V2 at latest retail and beta releases
PC:
    Desktop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 64GB memory, AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-Core @ 3.00 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 

    Laptop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU.
iPad:  iPad Pro M1, 12.9": iPadOS 17.3, Apple Pencil 2, Magic Keyboard 
Mac:  2023 M2 MacBook Air 15", 16GB memory, macOS Sonoma 14.3

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45 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

Serif have said they were looking at a way to allow Windows 10 Enterprise editions (which are a lower level than 19041, I think)

The most recent version of Windows 10 Enterprise edition seems to be version 21H2, build number 19044 (latest revision date 2023-05-09).

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/release-health/release-information

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Our software now supports Windows 10 Enterprise 21H2 LTSC and yes 19041 is our minimum build number.

Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility lies in being superior to your previous self."  W. L. Sheldon

 

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10 minutes ago, Fantasticpow said:

Hello, I heard there is an update on the softwares, does anyone know if they updated it so that its compatible with older versions?

The requirements are the same. 

-- Walt
Designer, Photo, and Publisher V1 and V2 at latest retail and beta releases
PC:
    Desktop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 64GB memory, AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-Core @ 3.00 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 

    Laptop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU.
iPad:  iPad Pro M1, 12.9": iPadOS 17.3, Apple Pencil 2, Magic Keyboard 
Mac:  2023 M2 MacBook Air 15", 16GB memory, macOS Sonoma 14.3

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10 minutes ago, Fantasticpow said:

does anyone know if they updated it so that its compatible with older versions?

We have not, but I understand that the EXE files happens to install on older OS than we actually support. Designer 2 EXE is available here, but it would be unsupported

 

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Serif Europe Ltd

"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility lies in being superior to your previous self."  W. L. Sheldon

 

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