Visual Studio 2010 Incompatible With Windows 8? - by pvdg42

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ID 769074 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 10/29/2012 11:44:53 AM
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This is a question, not a bug report.

The Windows 8 compatibility checker identified Visual Studio 2010 as incompatible, but I have successfully installed VS 2010 on two Windows 8 Pro systems without incident, and using VS 2010 under Windows 8 seems to be trouble free.

This MSDN forum:

has several threads asking about compatibility, and several other responders indicate that using VS 2010 in Windows 8 is not problematical.

Please clarify this situation.
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Posted by Tony [MSFT] on 10/30/2012 at 10:29 AM
Hi there - VS 2010 does indeed have an incompatibility with Win8 - The scenario for the incompatibility was around the test tools so in general VS 2010 will run after install on Win8 - This issue was addressed in this GDR (

Thanks - Tony Goodhew, Program Manager, VS Pro
Posted by Microsoft on 10/29/2012 at 7:28 PM
Thanks for your feedback.

We are rerouting this issue to the appropriate group within the Microsoft Visual Studio Connect Support Team for triage and resolution. These specialized experts will follow-up with your issue.
Posted by Macy [MSFT] on 10/29/2012 at 1:51 PM
Thank you for your feedback, we are currently reviewing the issue you have submitted. If this issue is urgent, please contact support directly(