Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2012

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Visual Studio Professional 2012 is a professional-quality integrated development environment that simplifies the tasks of creating, debugging, and deploying software for Windows, Microsoft Office and the web.  To choose the download option that's best for you, read the descriptions later on this page.
  • Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the "Download" button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.


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    File Size:

    955 KB

    849 KB

    1.4 GB

      This download is a trial version. You can convert to a licensed installation at any time during the trial or after the trial has expired by entering the appropriate product key.

      Visual Studio Professional 2012 can help you create applications that have innovative user experiences that delight your customers. The integrated environment helps make complex tasks easier so that you can focus on achieving your goals. By using Visual Studio Professional 2012, you can deliver quality applications on Windows, Microsoft Office, Windows Phone, or the web. When you combine it with Windows 8, you'll be able to build Windows apps and upload them to the Windows Store.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012

        • Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
        • Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
        • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
        • Windows Server 2012 (x64)
      • Hardware Requirements:
        • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
        • 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
        • 10 GB of available hard disk space
        • 5400 RPM hard disk drive
        • DirectX 9-capable video card that runs at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution
    • Note for RC users:  If you have an edition of Visual Studio 2012 RC installed, you can upgrade it to the release version. Before you upgrade, check the release notes for steps that might be required before you install the release version. Note: Cross-edition upgrades are not supported—for example, an upgrade from Visual Studio Premium 2012 RC to the release version of Visual Studio Ultimate 2012 is not supported, but an upgrade from Visual Studio Premium 2012 RC to the release version of Visual Studio Premium 2012 is supported.

      Choose one of the following options.
      • Download the Web Installer (vs_professional.exe):
        • On this page, choose the Download button.
          • To install the software now, choose the Run button.
          • To install the software later, choose the Save button.
      • Download the Product Layout (vs_professionallayout.exe):
        • Download a local copy of the DVD layout to your computer. You can run Setup later without contacting the Internet, or you can copy and paste the DVD layout in another location. For most users, we recommended this option instead of the ISO image.
        • On this page, choose the Download button.
          • To download the product layout now, choose the Run button.
          • To download a utility so that you can download the product layout later, choose the Save button.
      • Download a DVD5 ISO image (VS2012_PRO_ENU.iso):
        • If you have a download manager that can handle a large file, you can download the ISO image directly.
        • To download the image so that you can burn a DVD, choose the Save button.
        • The CRC and SHA1 hash values of your downloaded ISO image should match these:
          • CRC: 8CE9CDF9
          • SHA-1: EB90FBB91EB816B217519A7725E6B3FAD46A5CC5