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Cannot add reference to MS VC++ Runtime Package

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  • Hi, I have upgraded my Win 7 machine with VS 2012 Ultimate installed to Windows 8. I can build and compile Windows Store apps, but I cannot add a reference to the lib above, as it is not listed in the add reference dialog. Should I be concerned? Or how to fix it?

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    Wednesday, August 22, 2012 5:19 PM

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  • I'm rather surprised you can build store apps as they aren't available on Win7+VS2012 -- though I've never tested this scenerio. Can you run a repair on 2012?

    • Marked as answer by ErikEJMVP Friday, August 24, 2012 6:12 AM
    Thursday, August 23, 2012 5:49 PM
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  • I'm rather surprised you can build store apps as they aren't available on Win7+VS2012 -- though I've never tested this scenerio. Can you run a repair on 2012?

    • Marked as answer by ErikEJMVP Friday, August 24, 2012 6:12 AM
    Thursday, August 23, 2012 5:49 PM
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  • Steve, please read the question: ... upgraded my Win 7 machine ... to Windows 8. Of course you cannot build Windows Store apps in Win 7. I will try the repair.... thanks for the tip.

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    • Edited by ErikEJMVP Thursday, August 23, 2012 7:40 PM
    Thursday, August 23, 2012 7:39 PM
  • Running repair did the trick... is this an issue/bug?

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    Friday, August 24, 2012 6:12 AM
  • Yes, I understood that point. To clarify my point -- it would not surprise me if something critical for building Store apps didn't get installed by VS because the OS detected was Win7. Repairing VS on Win8 would detect the new OS and lay down components (presumably) skipped before.

    I'm not sure I'd consider it a bug -- but if you percieve it to be one, please bug it through connect.

    Friday, August 24, 2012 5:33 PM
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