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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

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5555

    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.

    Regards

    Milos

    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...

    thx

    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

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/windows-8/older-programs-compatible-version-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: 

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/home?filter=alltypes&sort=lastpostdesc&brandIgnore=true

    Hope it helps.

    Regards,

    Blair Deng


    Blair Deng
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, March 3, 2014 8:34 AM