Hi Cake, I hope you are still around, almost a year from this last post of yours. I'm having the same problem too - an older version of MT4 (v4.00 Build 1090, May 19, 2017) that now says "old version" down at the lower right corner , where it shows the connection status. It's only a demo account, but I had a lot of charts and indicators setup the way I wanted. I too am running Windows Vista and don't want the bother of upgrading the OS. I liked the sound of your simple fix, but I don't quite exactly understand it. You said:
"transfer the SRV file from IC Markets (live 12 in my case or another you need) to the config folder of old version."
I see all the various SRV files already in the CONFIG folder of my MT4 installation... but where (or what) do I move? Do I need to install an older "generic" blank copy of MT4 (like the build 1080) mentioned above, and then move my SRV files into it?
OK. I figured this out.
Don't need to upgrade OS.
I don't need an old version of IC MArkets MT4.
I can use my other (or any other) version of MT4 with all my EA's etc intact.
transfer the SRV file from IC Markets (live 12 in my case or another you need) to the config folder of old version.
Hi Shawn, Just found your message today. Did you figure it out yet? My problem was that the broker would not work with the old version of MT4. So when I was trying to log on it was telling me it was out of date and simply refused to download/update the broker accounts. So I literally just got the new broker SRV file and dropped it into the CONFIG folder with all the other ones and it was all good.
Why they are being so awkward (brokers and administrators on here) is unclear but it works perfectly.
Not sure if I should be uploading this, but it is MT4 build 1080 downloaded by install from MetaQuotes site (not from broker). It should work on Vista.
(you should check everything downloaded from internet for viruses and signatures, including this)
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