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Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
The Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 provides documentation, samples, header files, libraries, and tools designed to help you develop Windows applications using both native (Win32®) and managed (.NET Framework) technologies.
The Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 provides the documentation, samples, header files, libraries, and tools (including C++ compilers) that you need to develop applications to run on Windows 7 and the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. To build and run .NET Framework applications, you must have the corresponding version of the .NET Framework installed. This SDK is compatible with Visual Studio® 2008, including Visual Studio Express Editions, which are available free of charge.
Please see the
for the full list of supported platforms, compilers, and Visual Studio versions and any late breaking issues. For detailed information about the content in this SDK, including a description of new content, please see the Getting Started section in the documentation.
Supported Operating System
Windows 7; Windows Server 2003; Windows Server 2008; Windows Vista; Windows XP
Hard disk space - choose a disk drive with a minimum of 2.5 GB of free space.
We highly recommend that you have your machine fully patched through Microsoft Update before beginning setup.
The .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 tools and samples contained in this SDK require installation of the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 which is available with Visual Studio 2008 or a standalone install of the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.
For this release, the Windows SDK is available thru web setup or a
image file so that you can burn your own DVD.
Please note if you are running a 64-bit version of Windows and Visual Studio 2008, please upgrade to
Visual Studio 2008 SP1
before installing the Windows 7 SDK. This prevents an issue where some platform configuration choices are unavailable in Visual Studio’s New Project Platform and New Solution Platform dialogs.
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