why C++ redist 2010 is not compatible with Vista SP1 ? RRS feed

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  • http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=A7B7A05E-6DE6-4D3A-A423-37BF0912DB84&displaylang=en

    Supported Operating Systems :

    Does anyone know if there is some problems running VS 2010 C++ code (mfc) on vista SP1, or is it just to say "be up to date" ?

    I need to make a console application using file access, mfc class (CString, CTime, etc... ), and it must run on VISTA SP1 (no choice).

    What is the risk ?

    Thank you

    Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 or later (all editions except Starter Edition)

    Does-it mean "with SP1, it's the end of the world" ? 

    • Moved by Jesse Jiang Thursday, January 6, 2011 2:22 AM (From:Visual C++ General)
    • Edited by Brent Serbus Tuesday, January 11, 2011 6:56 AM htmlfix
    Tuesday, January 4, 2011 12:06 PM

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  • System requirements are not established without reason. If you cannon update the Vista client(s), then you'll have to test your code thoroughly.
    Tuesday, January 4, 2011 3:13 PM
  • At first I thought it was because Vista SP1 official support had ended, but it has not:  <F ONT face="Times New Roman">http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/products/lifecycle</FON T> says it is supported until July 12, 2011.
    Perhaps it is just because MS hasn’t tested on Vista SP1 and there is no theoretical reason why it shouldn’t work.  Or they actually did test it and know of some problem they aren’t specifying.  The problem is we just don’t know.
    BTW, this is news to me; I had planned to deploy a statically linked MFC app (for which the redist is not needed because it is statically linked) and was unaware Vista RTM (and XP Gold for that matter) was not supported.  Anyone know of where the platform support for static linked VS 2010 MFC is listed?
    "Jeff_Gr" wrote in message news:49c63eca-58e6-43fb-a93f-2dcd9d378065@communitybridge.codeplex.com...

    Supported Operating Systems :

    Does anyone know if there is some problems running VS 2010 C++ code (mfc) on vista SP1, or is it just to say "be up to date" ?


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    Tuesday, January 11, 2011 2:11 AM