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Download Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition Now!

 

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Uninstall beta versions

Before you download Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition and install the software, you must uninstall any previous Beta, CTP or Tech Preview versions of SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005, and the .NET Framework 2.0.

 

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Download Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition and install

Download Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition and complete the installation Wizard!!

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Note: Having network issues or need to burn a CD for offline installation? Follow the manual installation instructions.

 

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Register

After you download Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition and install the software, you should register the product.

Why register? You'll need to get your registration key. Additionally, you'll get a lot of free stuff including royalty-free images from Corbis, online training from Microsoft Learning, E-books from Microsoft Press and more. Learn more about registration benefits.

Need Help?

If you experience problems when you download Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition or when you install the software, visit the Support area on this site. You can also visit Express Forums for troubleshooting tips and answers to common questions about Visual Basic, databases, and more.

System Requirements

* See Express Readme for further details

Operating System

  • Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
  • Windows x64 editions
  • Windows Vista

Processor

  • Computer with a 600 MHz or faster processor
    (1 GHz or higher recommended)

RAM

  • Minimum: 192 MB
  • Recommended: 256 MB (512 MB or more with SQL Express)

Hard Drive

  • Minimum: 500 MB
    Includes Visual Basic Express and the .NET Framework 2.0
  • Full Installation: 1.3 GB
    Also includes MSDN Express Library 2005 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition