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System Requirements

To use Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0, you need:

  • PC with a Pentium-class processor; Pentium 90 or higher processor recommended
  • Microsoft Windows® 95 or later operating system, or Microsoft Windows NT® operating system version 4.0 with Service Pack 3 or later (Service Pack 3 included)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 1 (included)
  • CD-ROM drive
  • VGA or higher-resolution monitor; Super VGA recommended
  • Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device

For the Enterprise Edition, you need:

  • 32 MB of RAM for Windows 95 or later (48 MB recommended); 32 MB for Windows NT 4.0 (48 MB recommended)
  • Hard-disk space required:
    • Microsoft Visual Basic®: 116 MB typical, 135 MB maximum
    • Microsoft Visual C++®: 302 MB typical, 403 MB maximum
    • Microsoft Visual FoxPro®: 85 MB typical, 90 MB maximum
    • Microsoft Visual InterDev®: 81 MB typical, 98 MB maximum
    • Microsoft Visual J++®: 107 MB typical, 157 MB maximum
    • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe®: 59 MB typical,
    • 141 MB maximum
  • Additional hard-disk space required for the following products and technologies:
    • Internet Explorer: 43 MB typical, 59 MB maximum
    • MSDN: 57 MB typical, 493 MB maximum
    • Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack: 20 MB for Windows 95 or later; 200 MB for Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft SQL Server 6.5 and Microsoft SNA Server 4.0 run on Windows NT 4.0 only, and require the following additional hard-disk space:
    • SQL Server: 80 MB typical, 95 MB maximum
    • SNA Server: 50 MB typical, 100+ MB maximum
  • May require additional hard-disk space for Microsoft BackOffice® Server Developer Edition components and updates

For the Professional Edition, you need:

  • 24 MB of RAM for Windows 95 or later (48 MB recommended); 32 MB for Windows NT 4.0 (48 MB recommended)
  • Hard-disk space required:
    • Visual Basic: 76 MB typical, 94 MB maximum
    • Visual C++: 266 MB typical, 370 MB maximum
    • Visual FoxPro: 85 MB typical, 90 MB maximum
    • Visual InterDev: 81 MB typical, 98 MB maximum
    • Visual J++: 107 MB typical, 157 MB maximum
  • Additional hard-disk space required for the following products:
    • Internet Explorer: 43 MB typical, 59 MB maximum
    • MSDN: 57 MB typical, 493 MB maximum
    • Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack: 20 MB for Windows 95 or later; 200 MB for Windows NT 4.0

Additional Enterprise and Professional Edition system requirements for the following included software:

  • Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) for Visual Studio
    • Hard-disk space required: 40 MB (25 MB compressed)
  • SQL Server 7.0 Developer Edition
    • Hard-disk space required: 65-180 MB based on configuration
    • PC with a Pentium (166 MHz or higher) or Alpha processor
    • Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 4
  • Windows 2000 Developers Readiness Kit
    • Hard-disk space required: 35 MB based on configuration
    • Multimedia requirements: Microsoft Windows Media Player version 6.1 or later, minimum 16-bit sound card

 

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