Run visual studio 2005,visual 2008,visual 2010 on windows7


  • I am a software developer. I mostly work on Microsoft technologies.

    I was thinking about upgrading my computer. I want to have Windows7 installed on my computer.

    Is it possible to run visual studio 2005 and visual studio 2008 on windows 7.

    Actually i want to have all vs2005,vs2008 and vs2010 on my computer with operating system windows 7.

    Is it possible to do that.

    I am so confused, please help.
    • Changed type YiChun Chen Friday, January 29, 2010 8:08 AM
    Thursday, January 28, 2010 11:59 AM


  • Hi Nccsbim071,

    Thank you for your post.

    Visual Studio 2005, Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2010 are all supported on Windows 7. Visual Studio products can be installed on the same machine.

    For Visual Studio 2005:

    To apply Visual Studio 2005 on Windows 7, please check the following points step by step:

    - Download Visual Studio 2005 SP1 and install it
      Visual Studio® 2005 Express Editions Service Pack 1
      Visual Studio® 2005 Service Pack 1 for Standard or above edition
    - Download Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista and install it
    - When launch Visual Studio 2005, please run it with administrator privileges
      (Right-click the icon >> "Run as Administrator")

    For Visual Studio 2010:

    The latest version of VS2010 is Beta 2. It is still not released yet. Before the release version, Microsoft continues to improve the product and provide better user experience to use the product for the final released version. Thus, it is not expected to use one beta version for your important work, it would be better for those who are interested.

    Hope this helps! If you have any concern, please feel free to let me know.

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen
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    • Marked as answer by nccsbim071 Friday, January 29, 2010 10:37 AM
    Friday, January 29, 2010 8:12 AM