I have downloaded file (from the site https://miktex.org/download ) basic-miktex-2.9.6643.exe but I can't run it under my Windows XP. Please give me any link to install files for any working release for XP after October 2017.

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    Per requirements: miktex.org/kb/prerequisites, WinXP is not supported. WinXP is not even supported by Microsoft anymore.
    – daleif
    Apr 3, 2018 at 8:10
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    You may have more luck trying another TeX distribution, e.g. TeX Live. If the newest version does not run you may try an older one (they are archived).
    – TeXnician
    Apr 3, 2018 at 8:12
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    @daleif I don't know, but therefore one could use older binaries. If the OP really insists on using XP why shouldn't he use an outdated distro?
    – TeXnician
    Apr 3, 2018 at 8:17
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    @daleif No, MikTeX uses a rolling update system, so there is no real option to provide "older" versions.
    – TeXnician
    Apr 3, 2018 at 8:26
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    @Leox This is not possible: current MiKTeX simply doesn't support Windows XP.
    – Joseph Wright
    Apr 3, 2018 at 8:40

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At the moment of this writing, I was able to find MiKTeX 2.9.5105 at ftp.lip6.fr (and a couple of other FTP servers, use the www.filesearch.ru engine), and MiKTeX 2.9.3972 at miktex.en.softonic.com.

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    Unfortunately, to me MiKTeX installer from the first link refuses to work under Windows XP 32 bit SP3, and as for the second link the file wasn't found on softonic.com. +1 for www.filesearch.ru though:)
    – andselisk
    Dec 31, 2018 at 8:38

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