This technical note provides information about installing and running Reflection 2011 products on Windows XP.
Reflection 2011 is certified and optimized for Windows 7, and also supports Windows XP (and Windows Server 2003).
For the best product performance and user experience, see Technical Note 1939 to help determine which product family is appropriate for your particular workstation and host environments.
When you run the Reflection installer (setup.exe), the wizard determines whether certain required system components are present, and will automatically install them if necessary. This prerequisite software is distributed with Reflection:
Windows Vista already includes .NET 3.0 and a later MSI version. On Windows XP, installation time may be longer if the prerequisite system software needs to be installed.
To reduce installation time, temporarily disable anti-virus software real-time scanning features.
Reflection 2011 is built with Microsoft .NET technology. When launching any .NET application, a number of factors can affect startup time, such as hardware capabilities..
To reduce startup time of the Reflection Workspace frame, Reflection 2011 R1 includes performance enhancements that optimize assembly loading. Depending on the environment and application usage, cold startup time for the Workspace may be reduced up to 50%.