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Using 2008 version when I need 2013 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I don't know if this question is in the right place.  I signed up for an online C# course, the course requirements only stated a computer and internet connection - nothing about operating systems. When I go to install version 2013 (which the course uses) I learn it will only work with at least a Windows 7 or 8 and I'm using Vista. The only version of Visual Studio that works with Vista is 2008.

    Considering the course uses v.2013, how will the differences in these two versions affect my learning? Will using v2008 present much of a problem?

    Thank you

    Friday, November 14, 2014 9:51 PM

Answers

  • This is really a question you should ask your professor. You should also find out if your school can help you get the Windows version you need.

    Many schools have joined a Microsoft program called DreamSpark. Under DreamSpark, students can download selected Microsoft software at no cost.

    https://www.dreamspark.com/

    There are significant differences between VS 2008 and VS 2013, so illustrations and examples shown from VS 2013 will not look familiar to you.

    As a retired CS Prof, I would advise you to find a way to use the correct version.

    BTW, do you already have VS 2008? I ask because downloads for that old version are no longer available unless you have a MSDN subscription.


    • Edited by pvdg42 Saturday, November 15, 2014 3:06 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Anna Cc Saturday, November 15, 2014 9:05 AM
    • Marked as answer by Anna Cc Sunday, November 30, 2014 3:54 PM
    Saturday, November 15, 2014 3:05 AM

All replies

  • This is really a question you should ask your professor. You should also find out if your school can help you get the Windows version you need.

    Many schools have joined a Microsoft program called DreamSpark. Under DreamSpark, students can download selected Microsoft software at no cost.

    https://www.dreamspark.com/

    There are significant differences between VS 2008 and VS 2013, so illustrations and examples shown from VS 2013 will not look familiar to you.

    As a retired CS Prof, I would advise you to find a way to use the correct version.

    BTW, do you already have VS 2008? I ask because downloads for that old version are no longer available unless you have a MSDN subscription.


    • Edited by pvdg42 Saturday, November 15, 2014 3:06 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Anna Cc Saturday, November 15, 2014 9:05 AM
    • Marked as answer by Anna Cc Sunday, November 30, 2014 3:54 PM
    Saturday, November 15, 2014 3:05 AM
  • No. I don't have 2008. The course isn't offered through a school. Fortunately, I didn't pay much for the course.

    Thank you.

    Sunday, November 16, 2014 12:40 AM
  • Nothing is different if year 2008 you have a stone and you store it and in year 2013 you unlock the store and get the stone.

    If no work continue people at version 2008 have nothing to learn from version 2013.

    Sunday, November 16, 2014 7:07 AM