Continuing the discussion from Downloaded version 1.2 on windows yet not opening when download was finished:
Sadly we do not support Windows XP any more since Microsoft drop support for it in 2014. If you are on Windows XP because your computer(or laptop) doesn’t have a lot of hardware resources, I would highly recommend you install Ubuntu Mate on your system. I have it installed on my Dell D610 and it running pretty well. Also another alternative would be Xubuntu which is even more light on the resources, but you do sacrifice some functionality compare to Ubuntu Mate. They both are under the Ubuntu family so you will have the same availability of software including using our PPA which will guarantee you always have the latest version. Plus security and privacy wise you are better off using those than sticking your guns with Windows XP.
I am more than fine if you want to ask questions about Linux in general here on the community forums (We are an open source and free software community btw). Me, @achadwick, and a number of the community members here are Linux users so we are more than capable to answer your questions. Just be patient with us if we don’t answer your question immediately.
I hope this answers your question because, we’ve been getting this a lot lately. But don’t fret, because there are alternatives and all it will cost you is your time.