Install on Windows Vista

I can’t install Local on my Windows Vista OS.
Could you help me, I need to use Local for my Wordpress Development.

Hi Pierre-Oliver,

Unfortunately, Windows Vista is not supported. Local by Flywheel requires Windows 7 64-bit or newer on PCs.

OK ! My customer has installed Windows 7 but another issue appeared : installation never finish… and I can read this is a real problem with your installation of Local.
Same issue in my computer (Windows 7).
Installation OK with another computer with Windows 10.

Can you please provide a screenshot of what you’re seeing on the PCs running Windows 7?

Sorry for the trouble!

The log says : “This computer doesn’t have VT-X/AMD-v enabled. Enabling it in the BIOS is mandatory”
And here is a screenshot

I fixed the first issue by enabling virtualization in the BIOS.
But I have another one !!! (again and again…)
A solution please ?


Glad you got the VT-X/AMD-v issue sorted! If anyone else stumbles upon this thread, here’s the solution: [Windows] Help! I’m getting a BIOS error about VT-X/AMD-v during installation

As far as the hosts file goes, please see my reply here: Installation error