N/APosted on - 06/24/2013
I was trying to install Visual Studio 2012 RC on a Windows server 2008 R2 machine, which is completely up to date, but during the installation, an error message displayed saying “The specified program requires a newer version of windows”. Have you any idea to resolve this error? Thanks in advance.
The specified program requires a newer version of windows.
Can’t install Visual Studio 2012 RC, asks to upgrade Windows
I have seen this problem before. From what I think, the problem is that you do not have the correct version in order to install Visual Studio 2012. If you check this list of OS Versions you will see that 6.1 is the version number required for Visual Studio.
You could use a software in order for you to obtain an install log, which will tell you exactly what I told you. You are for sure, using an older version of Windows, probably 6.0 which is not compatible with Visual Studio 2012.
Condition '(VersionNT >= v6.1)' evaluates to false. This means that your OS Version is not the one required.
You should check the version, and I am sure that you will come across what I have told you. Case in which you must upgrade your version, in order to install Visual Studio 2012 on your computer.
I hope you will find this information useful.