Saturday, March 10, 2012 1:05 PM
I tried to intergrate the WDK 8.0 into the new VS11 Ultimate Beta.
With the VS11 Preview the intergration works fine. I only installed VS Preview and after this the WDK and all works fine.
Then I installed the Beta version and got some errors.
I saw at the msdn website, that first I should deinstall the Preview and then install the beta version.
So I deinstalled both and reboot the laptop. After this I installed the VS11 ultimate beta version and got again erros, I run the repair function and after this VS works fine.
But what I wonder is that the first language that I can choose is Visual Basic not C++. So I don't know if this is important...
after this i run VS with admin rights and installed the wdk.
I restart my laptop and start VS again with admin rights.
I see now, that in the toolbar, where is File, view etc. is also the Point "Driver".
BUT! when I want to make a new Project there is no point where I can choose which kind of driver I want to develop.
Like it is here in this video:
Have someone an Idea what I can do???
Thank you for help.
- Moved by Robert BreitenhoferMicrosoft Contingent Staff Monday, March 12, 2012 3:16 PM English instead German (From:Visual Studio)
Monday, March 12, 2012 4:29 PMModerator
A lot of people are having problems with installing the beta on systems that had the preview installed. In my experience you have to uninstall all VS related components from the preview, and I mean all, and they may not appear to have anything obvious to do with VS or the WDK. I uninstalled everything installed from MSFT at the same date as the VS/WDK preview install. There were many components - 40 or more, and it took a long time. Even then on the initial install of Beta VS + WDK, there was an error reported. And uninstalle/reinstall of the WDK appeared to fix that problem.
Other people have reported failed install states such that they cannot uninstall or re-install beta components. The only way out of that mess is to rebuild the system or roll it back using system restore to before the failed beta install. (Or perhaps back to before the preview install.)
I think you are supposed to be able to upgrade the beta to the RTM version.
Mark Roddy Windows Driver and OS consultant www.hollistech.com
- Marked As Answer by Doron Holan [MSFT]Microsoft Community Contributor, Owner Monday, March 12, 2012 4:39 PM
Thursday, March 15, 2012 8:36 PM
thank you for your answer. I knew this, that I have to deinstall all components of the preview version.
I did this, but I am now sure, that the deinstall was not correct. And some parts stay in the registries etc...
So I did a reinstall of complete WIN7, which is on my Laptop. After all updates for Windows I installed VS10(with WDK7) updated it and after this I installed VS11 with WDK8. Now it runs. This is the reason why I answer now and not on Monday.
So now I have my solution and this thread can be closed.
- Marked As Answer by MarkusMAS Thursday, March 15, 2012 8:39 PM