The PHP Manual section on installation requirements says "As of PHP 7.2.0 Windows 2008 and 7 are no longer supported."
The section on compatibility of version 7.2 says, near the bottom under Windows Support "The officially supported, minimum Windows versions are now Windows 7/Server 2008 R2."
The PHP downloads page for Windows offers some advice on which version to get for different configurations, but it doesn't say anything about any particular version of Windows.
These first two statements are contradictory. Is Windows supported for PHP 7.2 or not?
I wanted to ask this question on one of the PHP mailing lists, but when I attempted to subscribe to some, I did not get the necessary confirming e-mail. (I checked that the e-mail address I entered was correct and there's nothing from PHP in my junk folder.)
I need to install PHP on my Windows 7 machine. If the warning on the installation requirements page is correct, then I should get version 7.1. But if the 7.2 compatibility page is right, then I should be safe with that version. Does someone here know which one is correct?