I need Visual Studio 2013 for my computer science class and I'm wondering if the upgrade to Windows 10 will affect how it runs in any way.

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    You don't need Visual Studio 2013, but yes it will work fine on Windows 10. Visual Studio 2015 (which is free now) would probably run better and you should probably just get that. – Insane Nov 26 '15 at 21:11
  • @Insane Only the VS 2015 Community edition is "free", but it imposes limits as to what you can produce with it: visualstudio.com/support/legal/mt171547 – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Nov 26 '15 at 21:19
  • @Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Guarantee on my life he won't need any of the paid features of 2015 for his computer science class. The differences are negligible imo :P – Insane Nov 26 '15 at 21:20
  • + Just realized you were talking about what can be produced. I assume that won't matter to a CS student either (as I am one and it doesn't) – Insane Nov 26 '15 at 21:22
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    I'm not saying you wrong, I'm just pointing out that VS 2015 (in general) is not "free". – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Nov 26 '15 at 21:27

I used VS 2013 (Standard) on my Windows 7 machine, and upgrading to Windows 10 made no difference in how it behaved or acted. It works just like it did before. But since I don't use every single part of VS, I'll issue a "Your Mileage May Vary" warning. :)

For more anecdotal evidence, perhaps check out this Reddit thread: Has anyone used Visual Studio 2013 on Windows 10 TP?, where practically everyone says "works for me".

As Insane mentioned in his comment, if you're worried about OS compatibility, then you should use a newer version of VS. But since this of a for learning in a class, check with your instructor before you do that, as there may be mild differences that may affect you following instructions meant for an older version.

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