windows8 can not install Visual Studio 2008

guruguru

New Member
Hi , I can not install Visual Studio 2008 for Window8 OS. I try to install .Net 3.5 from adding feature, but it seems not helpful for install Visual Studio 2008. I also couldn't install Matlab as well. Anyone have same issue as windows 8 user?
 

Tianyu Li

Member
C++ Student
I've tried VS2012 and VS2010 separately under Win 8, both work well. I didn't install Matlab since I have a Mac version :)

But I actually had some problem on installing .Net 3.5. The install file tried to link the server every time, and later returned a failure of connection.
 

Tianyu Li

Member
C++ Student
The latest is 4.0. But strangely (or "normally" in Microsoft's perspective), a lot of softwares based on .Net 3.X or below are not compatible with .Net 4.0. So a .Net 3.5 is still in need.

I miss Win 7 now...

I think latest is .NET 4.0?

MS is not champion in backwards compatibility..
 

guruguru

New Member
yeah, .net 3.5 is needed. It made me couldn't install VS2008, and Matalb. Google for a while and couldn't find any solution:alien:
 

Mubashir Shah

New Member
Hello,
I have a problem of missing shortcut of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 in start menu of Windows 8.
I have installed first Microsoft SQL Server enterprise 2008 then visual studio 2008 and then visual studio 2005.Though visual studio 2005 shortcut appears in start menu but VS 2008 does not also after reinstalling.Please help me out.Also please find attachment
 

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CarloG

New Member
VS2008 is ancient. As is VS2005. And SQL 2008.

VS2015 Community is free.
Ok I like VS2012,
But if you can explain how to develop applications for Win Mobile 6.x i will forget VS2008.
If not, I need to install it.
A lot of big manufacturers of mobile terminals use WinMobile 6 operating system.
I suppose that companies like Intermec, Pidgeon etc. are wrong, but I'm not so big of imposing a new operating system in their production.
With the arrive of Win7 I needed to create a machine with VMware XP to give technical support of VB6 programs, but I then solved by rewriting millions of code lines. In this case .........
maybe I should write a new operating system and sell it instead of Windows Mobile ???
Intermec said that Windows Mobile 6.5 is still in production, but can only develop up to VS2008, so .....

Whereas the WinMobile emulator is very slow, work on a virtual machine is almost unthinkable.
.
 

Daniel Duffy

C++ author, trainer
Ok I like VS2012,
But if you can explain how to develop applications for Win Mobile 6.x i will forget VS2008.
If not, I need to install it.
A lot of big manufacturers of mobile terminals use WinMobile 6 operating system.
I suppose that companies like Intermec, Pidgeon etc. are wrong, but I'm not so big of imposing a new operating system in their production.
With the arrive of Win7 I needed to create a machine with VMware XP to give technical support of VB6 programs, but I then solved by rewriting millions of code lines. In this case .........
maybe I should write a new operating system and sell it instead of Windows Mobile ???
Intermec said that Windows Mobile 6.5 is still in production, but can only develop up to VS2008, so .....

Whereas the WinMobile emulator is very slow, work on a virtual machine is almost unthinkable.
.
I see. In a production environment (your situation?) one is constrained.
 

CarloG

New Member
I see. In a production environment (your situation?) one is constrained.
W8 is currently on a separate HD (was an upgrade from W7),
Iwill change the boot sequence to return to the well-functioning W7
and forget W8 until the feature WinMobile will be available (VS2099?)

It 'still incredible that it can't use a software that I paid dearly,
on an operating system which is also bought at a high price.

Bye
 

Daniel Duffy

C++ author, trainer
W8 is currently on a separate HD (was an upgrade from W7),
Iwill change the boot sequence to return to the well-functioning W7
and forget W8 until the feature WinMobile will be available (VS2099?)

It 'still incredible that it can't use a software that I paid dearly,
on an operating system which is also bought at a high price.

Bye
I use Windows 7; I will hate to have to move to a new version.
 
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