how do i install C++ 10 on Win8.1? RRS feed

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  • I have a new installation of 8.1 on a clean drive.

    there is a particular piece of development software I use from QSC-Qsys Designer 3.whatever that requires C++ 10 to run however I cannot seem to find an installer for it anywhere I search on the Microsoft site. I welcome any and all assistance as I need to run that specific software for work.

    Sunday, March 2, 2014 3:55 AM

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  • Accoring to


    Windows 8.1 is not supported:

    Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-Bit x86), Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 3
    •Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 or later (all editions except Starter Edition)
    •Windows 7
    •Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 or later (all editions)
    •Windows Server 2003 R2 or later (all editions)
    •Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2 or later
    •Windows Server 2008 R2
    •Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (all editions except Starter Edition)

    Consider using VN in Hyper-V environment.



    Sunday, March 2, 2014 9:22 AM
  • Milos,

    thanks, I think...

    the quandary here is that I know that an associate of mine has installed the QSC software on 8.1 and has had no issue with C++ installation.

    in talking with him it seems the installation dialog that searches out C++ has succeeded , or why I am inquiring here about my difficulty.

    might there be a work around, I would hate to have purchased 8.1 only to use it as a coaster...


    Sunday, March 2, 2014 5:05 PM
  • Hi,

    Milos is right. In addition, you may try the method below as a workaround.

    Make older programs compatible with this version of Windows


    If you have questions about this component, please ask on the following forum. This is where the Windows 8.1 experts answer questions.

    Windows 8.1 Forum: 


    Hope it helps.


    Blair Deng

    Blair Deng
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, March 3, 2014 8:34 AM