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Does ROS 2 works with Windows 7?

just entered this area, and had some troubles installing ROS2 on windows 7, and makes me wonder if ROS supports windows 7?

Please see the instructions on the wiki:

While they still mention Windows 8.1 we are only testing ROS 2 on Windows 10 with Visual Studio 2015. I don’t expect any older versions to work.

As @dirk-thomas writes, Win7 is unsupported, but I’ve done some limited testing and a few weeks ago I was able to get basic stuff working after I installed the required C++ redistributable package on my Win7 x64 installation.

You’ll probably be better off with one of the supported OS though.

@gavanderhoorn was this a binary installation?

This was a binary distribution, but it’s been quite some time since I last tried this, and it was never more than a “hey, this actually seems to sort-of work” test.

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