Well, I wanted to be one of the first to find out, just like I did back when Windows 8 was first released in its early preview. First, I installed Windows 10 Preview (64 bit) in a Boot Camp partition on my 15” Mac Book Pro.(Don’t worry about this Mac stuff, it’s still just Windows running on live hardware, just like if it were a Dell or HP computer).That went very smoothly, and I did a full install, blowing away the Windows 8 playground I had been using that partition, instead of updating it from Windows 8 to Windows 10.Next, I gently inserted the Visual Fox Pro 9 CD that I still have from circa 2004.
Next I moved on to the main VFP install, and I took all the defaults, then the CD spun around for a bit, and finally, it gave me a nice message screen stating “Setup is complete” and “There were no errors during setup.” Looking good so far!!Next, I downloaded and installed Service Pack 2 for VFP 9, and once again, got this nice little affirming message box: Finally, I “installed” the VFP 9 Hotfix 3 for SP2 (i.e.copied the replacement files to the correct places per the instructions in the readme file in the zip download).(Don’t worry, I’ll show you how to fix this below.) The issue is that Task Pane requires MSXML 4.0 Core Services.If it’s not already installed on your Windows 10 machine, you will get this error reported in the Task Pane app from the VFP IDE. You need to download the MSXML 4.0 Core package from: