If you’re facing the error message, “Download failed, please retry,” it’s possible that you’re running an unsupported version of your operating system. For more information, read the articles below to determine what causes this error and how to resolve it. Occasionally, the cause can be as simple as installing an unsupported version of the operating system. Here’s a few possible solutions:
Installing a product on an unsupported version of the operating system
Using an unsupported OS has its risks. It can leave security holes and leave essential data vulnerable. Unsupported software can stop functioning on its own, which could damage your organization’s reputation and finances. If you’re planning to install software or a program on an unsupported version of the operating system, here are some steps to follow:
First, always check the system requirements. Unsupported versions of the OS do not get the updates needed to run the software. This means that you’ll have to use an expensive, inefficient workaround instead of a supported version. You’ll also run into regulatory issues. In many cases, governments and large enterprises use compliance frameworks to make organizations use supported software. If you’re using an unsupported OS, you risk violating the terms of your license agreement.
Trying to install a product on an unsupported version of the operating system
Unsupported operating systems can pose a number of risks for your enterprise. These include a lack of stability and performance improvements, as well as potential regulatory issues. If you’re running a large enterprise that relies on critical enterprise workloads, you might have to upgrade to a supported OS or purchase Extended Lifecycle Support to ensure that your software and hardware continue to work. The good news is that this problem isn’t as complicated as it sounds!