[Bitcoin-development] Warning message when running wallet in Windows XP (or drop support?)

Pieter Wuille pieter.wuille at gmail.com
Wed Apr 16 15:20:41 UTC 2014

On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 5:12 PM, Kevin <kevinsisco61784 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think we should get to the bottom of this.  Should we assume that xp is
> not secure enough?


> What is this warning?

Windows XP is no longer maintained. Don't use such a system for
protecting your money.

> Who is issuing this warning?

Microsoft: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/end-support-help

The suggestion here is to make Bitcoin Core detect when it's running
on Windows XP, and warn the user (they are likely unaware of the


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