VM Junkie

October 27, 2009

No PowerShell 2.0 for Windows XP x64?! Not so fast…

Filed under: Uncategorized — ermac318 @ 8:59 pm

So for everyone who’s gone out and grabbed the final bits for PowerShell 2.0, you may have found one still-supported Microsoft operating system conspicuously absent. That would be the x64 Edition of Windows XP. Yes, it was never a really well supported OS, since it had the awkward position of being half Server 2003, half Windows XP. But the good news is, because of these common roots with Windows Server 2003 x64 (for example, they share a service pack) there is a way to get PowerShell 2.0 on XP-64. Just download the Server 2003 x64 version and it installs just fine – I confirmed this on my home machine (which has been happily running XP64 for the last 2+ years).

Of course, with Windows 7 64-bit out now, the days are numbered for my home machine’s Windows install…



  1. Even worse is no RDP 7 for:
    – Server 2003 32-bit
    – Server 2003 and XP x64

    Comment by Commoner — October 27, 2009 @ 10:41 pm

  2. Thanks

    It worked.

    Comment by MIS — November 7, 2010 @ 8:15 pm

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