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System Requirements for the Visual Studio Tools for Applications IDE

Visual Studio 2008

The Visual Studio Tools for Applications integrated development environment (IDE) has the following system requirements.

Component

Requirement

Architecture

x86, x64 (WOW)

Processor

Windows XP

Minimum: 1.6 GHz

Recommended: 2.2 GHz

Windows Vista

Minimum: 2.4 GHz

RAM

Windows XP

Minimum: 384 MB

Recommended: 1024 MB

Windows Vista

Minimum: 768 MB

Disk Space

Minimum: 1.22 GB

Full installation: 2 GB

Hard Disk Speed

Minimum: 5400 RPM

Recommended: 7200 RPM

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows XP

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003

  • Windows Vista

Video

Minimum: 1024 x 768

Recommended: 1280 x 1024

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