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Steps on how-to install and use the Visual Studio 2008

Standard Edition Part 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this step-by-step tutorial we will install Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition on Windows XP Pro SP2.  You may want to try the ‘lite’ and free version of VS 2008, VS 2008 Express Editions. There is also a trial version for VS Professional Edition. If you are student, then you can try downloading free versions for most of the Microsoft products through the DreamSpark, however this opportunity currently is limited to several countries only.

Any pre requirement prior to the installation will be checked and verified by the setup wizard. You need to have the VS 2008 DVD. Insert the DVD into the DVD drive, the Autorun will be executed, displaying the following Windows form. Click the View ReadMe button to read the readme information. Then click the Install Visual Studio 2008 link to start the installation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The setup wizard will start copying needed files into a temporary folder. Just wait.

 

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In the welcome setup wizard page you can enable the tick box to send your setup experience to Microsoft if you want. In this case we jest leave it unchecked. Just wait for the wizard to load the installation components.

 

 

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Click the Next button to go to the next step.

 

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The setup wizard will list down all the required components need to be installed. Any already installed components will also be mentioned. Notice that VS 2008 (version 8.x) needs .NET Framework version 3.5. Key in the Product key and accept the license terms. Then click the Next button.

 

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In the installation type, as usual we have three choices: Default, Full or Custom. In this case we select the Full installation type and accept the default installation path given. You can change the installation path and the required space for every installation type also displayed when we select it.

 

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In this case, select the Full and click the Install button. Full installation required around 4.3 GB of space.

 

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The installation starts. Just wait and see the step-by-step, Visual Studio 2008 components being installed.

 

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install and use Visual Studio 2008 standard edition on Windows XP Pro SP2 screenshots

 

install and use Visual Studio 2008 standard edition on Windows XP Pro SP2 screenshots

 

 

 

 

 

  

Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition - Install & Use: Part 1 | Part 2


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