error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'winsdkver.h': No such file or directory RRS feed

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  • I have recently upgraded VS to ultimate 2012, after that my earlier working code has started showing Cannot open include file: 'winsdkver.h':error..Please let me know how can I solve this problem

    Thursday, April 6, 2017 11:49 AM

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  • Hi vikramgd,

    Thanks for posting MSDN forum.

    Have you install the SDK after migrated the projects? I can found 'winsdkver.h' in the path of Microsoft SDKs v7.1A, v.7.0A or Windows Kits 8.0. If you can not find it, please try to install the latest one:

    Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

    Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 4

    Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 8

    If you have already installed the SDKs, please try to included the paths into your project: 

    under Solution Explorer, right click on the project -> Properties -> Configuration Properties -> VC++ Directories:

    include path:


    lib paths:


    Hope this can help you.

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    Friday, April 7, 2017 5:24 AM