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Have installed Visual Studio 2012 Trial, but it doesn't add any icons to the desktop.

So how can I open it and then add the icons to the desktop in Windows 8?

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Assuming by 'Trial', you mean the Visual Studio Express version, go to the start screen, and type 'VS'. You should see a 'VS Express' show up in the search results for applications.

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Win + Q opens the search menu, type here "visual " and you should see an icon of VS 2012 - start it. During the program runs you can always add the icon to task bar or whatever ...

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I do not has installed MSVC 2012 but have MSVC 2010. I think 2012 has analogue path to start application :

%Program Files%\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe
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MSVC has almost the same path just "Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0" instead of "Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0" :) – duDE Feb 5 '13 at 11:01
    
@duDE thanks for help. I agree with your comment. – DeadWarlock Feb 5 '13 at 13:00

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