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Visual Studio under XP Home edition

Sorry for asking this in this newsgroups but I didn't know where else to
ask.

I just came back from the store with a spanking new laptop computer. The
laptop is exactly what I was looking for EXCEPT that it came loaded with
Windows XP home edition instead of the professional edition.

I was told that if I open the box and then tried to return the laptop I will
not get my money back I will only get store credit (this is very bad).

So before I open anything and seal my fate, does anyone knows if there are
any limitations of running Visual Studio 2003 or 2005 on a XP Home version?
Would I be able to install all the developer tools such as IIS etc?

Thanks.
Nov 26 '05 #1
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I use VS 2005 Standard, under XP Home and have found no problems. However,
I do not do web development. My understanding, after attending the VS 2005
Launch, is that IIS is no longer required for development of web
applications, and that such can be developed under XP home with the web
server (which is not IIS) that is included with the product.

The requirements given at
http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/pr...s/default.aspx
seem to say that Windows XP, with Service Pack 2 is sufficient for
installing the Team editions. Requirements for specific products within the
VS 2005 family are given on the product pages, as in
http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/pr...s/default.aspx .

"Rene" <no****@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:eI**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Sorry for asking this in this newsgroups but I didn't know where else to
ask.

I just came back from the store with a spanking new laptop computer. The
laptop is exactly what I was looking for EXCEPT that it came loaded with
Windows XP home edition instead of the professional edition.

I was told that if I open the box and then tried to return the laptop I
will not get my money back I will only get store credit (this is very
bad).

So before I open anything and seal my fate, does anyone knows if there are
any limitations of running Visual Studio 2003 or 2005 on a XP Home
version? Would I be able to install all the developer tools such as IIS
etc?

Thanks.

Nov 26 '05 #2
I also have XP-Home. I've been using the VS Express tools and have had no
problems. The tools come with their own mini web-server so you can do web
development.
"Rene" <no****@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:eI**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Sorry for asking this in this newsgroups but I didn't know where else to
ask.

I just came back from the store with a spanking new laptop computer. The
laptop is exactly what I was looking for EXCEPT that it came loaded with
Windows XP home edition instead of the professional edition.

I was told that if I open the box and then tried to return the laptop I
will not get my money back I will only get store credit (this is very
bad).

So before I open anything and seal my fate, does anyone knows if there are
any limitations of running Visual Studio 2003 or 2005 on a XP Home
version? Would I be able to install all the developer tools such as IIS
etc?

Thanks.

Nov 26 '05 #3
Rene wrote:
So before I open anything and seal my fate, does anyone knows if
there are any limitations of running Visual Studio 2003 or 2005 on a
XP Home version? Would I be able to install all the developer tools
such as IIS etc?


You won't be able to install IIS, as IIS is a Windows component and not
included with XP Home. This will limit your ability to develop ASP.NET web
applications and web services using VS .NET 2003.

Visual Studio 2005 has its own test web server and should be fine for all
purposes with XP Home.

I should also point out that your fate won't be "sealed" by opening the box
or any time after. Although not the most economical way to do it, you can
purchase an upgrade version of XP Professional and install it over XP Home.

--
Chris Priede

Nov 26 '05 #4

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