How to install Visual Studio 2008? RRS feed

  • Question

  • How to install Visual Studio 2008 (Free-Trial)


    How to install visual studio 2008 (Free-trial)? The Visual Studio 2008 file I downloaded into my computer is in .img format and I am unable to find a program to recognize that file. May anyone of you please help me? I want to use it for learning and practicing on programming.


    Thank You!

    Sunday, August 12, 2007 2:36 PM

All replies

  • You need to burn a DVD from the image file, then install from the DVD.

    Of course, this requires a DVD-writing drive.  The software that came with the drive or computer (usually Nero) will handle the image files.


    The instructions for installation are on the MSDN download page here:



    Wednesday, August 15, 2007 5:04 PM
  • Use DAEMON

     tools to read your img file.


    It is free, and you don't need to burn the img file into DVD.




    Friday, August 17, 2007 11:19 PM
  • Tony's solution is one of the easiest (in the long run) as apps like Daemon Tools give you a virtual CD/DVD drive that you can use to mount an existing ISO/IMG file with and treat like a readonly CD/DVD... all without having to burn a copy.

    Friday, August 17, 2007 11:23 PM
  • Is there no easy way to do this, seems bizarre that after downloading for four hours I then have to create a DVD etc?
    Tuesday, October 30, 2007 7:21 PM
    Saturday, June 5, 2010 2:12 AM