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What are the requirements for VS 2010 installation

Posted Date: 17 Jul 2011      Posted By:: imtyaz     Member Level: Silver  Member Rank: 0     Points: 3   Responses: 4


I want to install Visual Studio 2010, I have a server with Windows 2003 SP2

I have downloaded VS2010 and trying to install but it is giving error...

A compatible version of Visual Studio 2010 was not detected on the system. This update is designed for only the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

Plz advice



#620839    Author: Suresh      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 39     Date: 17/Jul/2011   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 3

you can install Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate on the following operating systems:

•Windows Server 2003(sp2) (x86 & x64)
•Windows Server 2003 R2 (x86 & x64)
•Windows Server 2008 (sp2)(x86 & x64)

•Windows Vista(sp2) (x86 & x64) - all editions except Starter Edition

•Windows 7 (x86 & x64)



#620847    Author: imtyaz      Member Level: Silver      Member Rank: 0     Date: 17/Jul/2011   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 1


I have •Windows Server 2003 R2 (x86 & x64)

then why it is giving error

#620852    Author: Muhammad Farooq      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 11     Date: 17/Jul/2011   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 2

Hi imtyaz ,

You are getting error because you are not installing the comptable version of Visual Studio 2010 for Windows 2003 SP2.Try to download Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express edition because its work good and comptable with all windows.
download and install from :

Visual Studio 2010 supported all microsoft operating systems, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP,Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Visual Studio 2010 can be installed on the following operating systems:
Windows Vista (x86 or x64), all editions except Starter Edition
Windows XP (x86 or x64), Service Pack 2 or later, all editions except Starter Edition
Windows Server 2003 (x86 or x64), Service Pack 1 or later, all editions
Windows Server 2003 R2 or later (x86 or x64), all editions
Windows Server 2008 (x86 and x64) or later (all editions)
Windows Server 2008 R2 RC (x64) Enterprise Edition
Windows 7 RC (x86 and x64) Ultimate Edition

Hardware Spacificantions :
Minimum 1 GB RAM
5 GB of available hard disk space
pantinim 4 or higher processor


Muhammad Farooq
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#620856    Author: Asheej T K        Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 2     Date: 17/Jul/2011   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 3


Are you trying to install VS 2010 or Service Pack? It seems like you are installing the service pack.

This error may occur if you have ASP.NET MVC 3 RC or Visual Studio Async CTP installed in your system already.

Also refer below link for more details about this,

Asheej T K
Microsoft MVP[ASP.NET/IIS]
DotNetSpider MVM

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