How to use GitHub in Windows XP?

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Question :

I’m starting in the versioning world with GitHub. I made this decision because there are two workstations that I intend to use to program. One is Windows 7 and the other is Windows XP. The problem is that I can not install the GitHub client on Windows XP. I’ve been checking about it, it seems that there is no more support for XP because the current version uses the sub interface that only runs on in Eindows 7 onwards.

An error occurred during installation:


Prerequisite check for system component Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 (x86 and x64) failed with the following error message:



“Installation of the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is not supported on this operating system.”



See the setup log file located at C:DOCUME~1OwnerLOCALS~1TempVSD4C1.tmpinstall.log for more information.

Is there any solution so I can sync projects on GitHub from a Windows XP or some alternative client application for this purpose?


Answer :

Instead of using the GitHub client, you can directly use git via the command line. Download and install from the link site. There is also a very complete Portuguese manual on how to use: link .

If you prefer a graphical interface, there are several alternatives, here is a very long list of possibilities: link . Choose the one that pleases you most and still works in XP.

Seriously consider upgrading the machine that uses XP, even for security reasons.


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