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What are the minimum and recommended requirements to run visiual studio 2010?


migration rejected from Jul 4 '13 at 10:54

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Duplicate of… ? – bcat Jul 29 '10 at 13:14
Argh, who the heck is voting to migrate this to superuser? – Greg Hewgill Jul 29 '10 at 13:17
@bcat : no, that was back when it was a beta. – Borealid Jul 29 '10 at 13:18
@Greg Hewgill: Not me. – 0xA3 Jul 29 '10 at 13:19
@Borealid: Ah, OK. @Greg: Definitely not me. – bcat Jul 29 '10 at 13:25

Visual Studio 2010 can be installed on the following operating systems:

* Windows XP (x86) with Service Pack 3 - all editions except Starter Edition
* Windows Vista (x86 & x64) with Service Pack 2 - all editions except Starter Edition
* Windows 7 (x86 & x64)
* Windows Server 2003 (x86 & x64) with Service Pack 2
* Windows Server 2003 R2 (x86 & x64)
* Windows Server 2008 (x86 & x64) with Service Pack 2
* Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)

Supported Architectures:

* 32-Bit (x86)
* 64-Bit (x64)

Hardware Requirements

* Computer that has a 1.6GHz or faster processor
* 1 GB (32 Bit) or 2 GB (64 Bit) RAM (Add 512 MB if running in a virtual machine)
* 3GB of available hard disk space
* 5400 RPM hard disk drive
* DirectX 9 capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher-resolution display
* DVD-ROM Drive

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+1 for my favorite mantra – Scott M. Jul 29 '10 at 13:15
As with most microsoft links - the VS2010 link is broken now. I have no idea why ms keeps doing this. – kristof Sep 25 '12 at 14:08

go to one of the products and look at the "system requirements" tab. That will tell you what you need.