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Windows 7: Visual Studio 2008 download link?

25 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
Visual Studio 2008 download link?

This is probably a stupid question, but can someone give me the download link for Visual Studio 2008?

I know I've installed it before, but I can't seem to remember where I downloaded it. This link is the closest one I could find, but it only provides a PowerPoint file.

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25 Jan 2014   #2

windows 7 home 64bit

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26 Jan 2014   #3
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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

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26 Jan 2014   #4

Windows 7 32 bit

I just googled,d.eW0

The Express Edition is free. An email registration is all that's required.

The iso should have all the Express languages in the disc image.
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26 Jan 2014   #5

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

If you're interested, there are newer versions (2010 and 2013) available.
Most companies drop download links for older versions as newer versions become available.
Even if you don't want 2010 or 2013 now, you might want to download the ISOs and save them.
That way you will have them if you decide you want them later, and have a hard time finding the info and download link.

Additional information

Visual Studio 2010 Express

Visual Studio Express 2013 is the current version of free developer tools, which are defined by the platforms they target. Each includes Visual C++, Visual C#, and Visual Basic. Visual Studio 2010 Express is an earlier version of free developer tools, most of which are defined by the one programming language each supports.
Source: Visual Studio Express
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26 Jan 2014   #6

Windows 7 32 bit

With the newer VS read which gets used for what. There's now a schism desktop v. apps/phone
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10 Feb 2014   #7

Windows 8.1 Professional

Digital River actually retains most of the old MS stuff for download, including Visual Studio 2008. I've listed all that's available here: Visual Studio Direct Download Links (Visual Studio 2008 Standard is the only download available from the 2008 edition.)

The software can only install when you enter a valid key. For the free Express edition I don't know of any download that still exists.

MSDN downloads can install either with a static key, or even without key, however doing that without owning the respective subscription would be quite illegal, and cause license issues no later than when you want to publish the software you've developed with VS.
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