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How to Install developer tools on Windows Developer Preview (32 bit)

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  • I downloaded and installed Windows Developer Preview English, 32-bit (x86) ... and now I want to install developer tools on it.. but I am not able to find developer tools which can be installed on 32bit OS. where can I find 32 bit developer tools for Windows Developer Preview English, 32-bit (x86)?
    • Moved by BillFillMicrosoft employee Friday, September 16, 2011 12:50 PM dev tools (From:Windows Developer Preview: General OS questions )
    Friday, September 16, 2011 3:04 AM

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  • Hi dot_net_dev,

    Because this seems to be a common question, I wanted to address it.  For //BUILD/, Visual Studio has released 2 main development SKUs. Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview Express (which shipped in the Windows Developer Preview 64-bit) and Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview (which is our Ultimate SKU, and I will refer to it as VS Developer Preview).

    As you might have discovered by now, the Express SKU only creates Metro Style apps in many languages. 

    You can still create 32-bit apps with the Express SKU and deploy these onto 64 and 32 bit Windows Developer Preview OS(s).

    The VS Developer Preview was announced on JasonZ's blog, (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jasonz/archive/2011/09/14/announcing-visual-studio-11-developer-preview.aspx).  After you install this SKU then you can open existing projects. For Build, if you want to develop Metro Style apps with this sku then you will need to install it on a Windows Developer Preview machine (with tools), or in other words where the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview Express has been preinstalled.

    Please let me know if you have additional questions.

     

    Thanks!

    AaronRu


    Visual Studio & .NET Framework Deployment Program Manager
    Friday, September 16, 2011 3:03 PM

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  • You can't, you have to download the Windows 8 DP with the tools pre-installed.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/br229516

    Regards,

    Dylan Meeus


    0x2B |~ 0x2B Blog : www.it-ca.net/blogdylan
    Friday, September 16, 2011 3:09 AM
  • There is no 32bit ISO file with developer tools for download.

    And I cannot install developer tools on Windows Developer Preview English, 32-bit (x86) ??

    Friday, September 16, 2011 3:16 AM
  • Then no
    0x2B |~ 0x2B Blog : www.it-ca.net/blogdylan
    Friday, September 16, 2011 3:18 AM
  • Then no
    0x2B |~ 0x2B Blog : www.it-ca.net/blogdylan

    Very helpful dude.

     

    I'm downloading the x64 ISO to see if I can extract the setup for Visual Studio and Expression Blend. Not very hopeful it will work though. They're not likely to be 32 bit compatible.

    Friday, September 16, 2011 5:52 AM
  • I know it's a short reply if you meant the above comment sarcasticly, but there isn't much to answer & the question has been asked maybe 20 times on the forum already ^^
    0x2B |~ 0x2B Blog : www.it-ca.net/blogdylan
    Friday, September 16, 2011 11:03 AM
  • Hi dot_net_dev,

    Because this seems to be a common question, I wanted to address it.  For //BUILD/, Visual Studio has released 2 main development SKUs. Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview Express (which shipped in the Windows Developer Preview 64-bit) and Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview (which is our Ultimate SKU, and I will refer to it as VS Developer Preview).

    As you might have discovered by now, the Express SKU only creates Metro Style apps in many languages. 

    You can still create 32-bit apps with the Express SKU and deploy these onto 64 and 32 bit Windows Developer Preview OS(s).

    The VS Developer Preview was announced on JasonZ's blog, (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jasonz/archive/2011/09/14/announcing-visual-studio-11-developer-preview.aspx).  After you install this SKU then you can open existing projects. For Build, if you want to develop Metro Style apps with this sku then you will need to install it on a Windows Developer Preview machine (with tools), or in other words where the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview Express has been preinstalled.

    Please let me know if you have additional questions.

     

    Thanks!

    AaronRu


    Visual Studio & .NET Framework Deployment Program Manager
    Friday, September 16, 2011 3:03 PM