Installing Visual Studio 2012 RC on Windows 8 Step By Step

I want to create a Metro style application using C# on Windows 8, I have already  installed Windows 8 release preview on my laptop. You can see some screen shots here. Now I need to install the Visual Studio 2012 and I tried to install the express version and I have got this error (version conflict)! The reason is, the latest Visual Studio RTM versions won’t install on Windows 8 Release Preview. So we need to choose the correct version of Visual Studio 2012, So I have chosen the Visual Studio 2012 RC to install on my Windows 8. Okay here are the steps:

Step 1: Download the Visual studio 2012 RC and double click on setup.exe. I have selected Ultimate version.

Step 2: Installation started

Step 3: Setup requires 8.95 GB minimum, click agree and Next

Step 4:  It will ask for optional features to install, I have selected all

Step 5: After clicking Install then a window will be opened. That will show the acquiring and applying process..!

Step 6: Wait for few minutes to complete these processes

Step 7: Yes, setup completed successfully and click the LAUNCH button

Step 8: After few minutes below window will ask you to choose the default environment setting and I have chosen  the general development setting. Click Start Visual Studio button.

Step 9: Visual studio is loading user settings

Step 10:  Yes..Visual Studio is ready to rockz..! Just click the new project and select the language, I have selected C#

Step 11: Choose the Metro Style application and continue your coding..! Okay I will try to post my first Metro Style Application next! 🙂

 

That’s all guys! Happy programming n metro styling..!

References:

http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/downloads#vs

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29917

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  1. #1 by therealpils on October 11, 2012 - 5:52 pm

    v.clear, thank you.

    ALSO, you might want to add the below. All credit to Alexey F (http://stackoverflow.com/users/410547/alexey-f) for the below. Thanks for your v.clear guidance.

    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12027597/installing-visual-studio-2012-ultimate-edition-on-windows-8-release-preview?answertab=votes#tab-top

    This solution worked for me for at least Express 2012 for Web on 32-bit Windows 8 Release Preview:
    1.Find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v4\Full node in the regedit
    2.Right click on the node, choose Permissions, then click “Advanced” button and change owner of this node to Administrators and then click OK and give Full Control permission to Administrators
    3.Change the value of “Version” parameter to “4.5.50709”

    I found this instruction at http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vssetup/thread/e968a2e7-a996-4492-b0c6-da94a1403cb6 . It also contains 64-bit windows registry path.

    pils

  2. #2 by therealpils on October 11, 2012 - 5:59 pm

    Hi

    firstly, thanks for the above. Have successfully installed VSExpress2012. I found the below as well, which you might want to add to the above. Full credit to Alexey F:

    This solution worked for me for at least Express 2012 for Web on 32-bit Windows 8 Release Preview:
    1.Find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v4\Full node in the regedit
    2.Right click on the node, choose Permissions, then click “Advanced” button and change owner of this node to Administrators and then click OK and give Full Control permission to Administrators
    3.Change the value of “Version” parameter to “4.5.50709”

    I found this instruction at http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vssetup/thread/e968a2e7-a996-4492-b0c6-da94a1403cb6 . It also contains 64-bit windows registry path.

    (apologies if this pops up twice, I thought I was logged in the first time)

    Thanks again.

    Pils

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