With the release of Carveco 1.43 (all variants), we are removing the ability to install our software on the Microsoft® Windows® 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 operating systems.
Microsoft ended their own support for these platforms in January 2020 (Windows 7) and January 2023 (Windows 8 & 8.1) respectively, which means that both operating systems have been without software updates, security updates and bug fixes for a significant period of time.
Carveco has always strived to develop a great toolbox of enhanced features and regular software improvements that leverage the benefits of current operating systems. And despite Carveco’s System Requirements reflecting the removal of support for windows 8 & 8.1 in 2021, we have still tried our best to maintain a fantastic experience for those users who chose to run their Carveco software in these unsupported legacy environments.
Unfortunately, we have reached a point where we can no longer maintain support for these systems in order to continue providing a great level of service and maintain software security to the vast majority of our customers. Therefore, we have taken the difficult decision to disallow installation on Windows 7, 8 & 8.1 from the v1.43 update onwards.
We recognise that a small number of Carveco users are still using Carveco on these legacy platforms and would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused. We’ve provided a FAQ section for any legacy users affected by this below.
Thanks for your patience and understanding.