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Do I have to download Visual Studio 2012 and then update 1

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    Do I have to download Visual Studio 2012 and then update 1


    Hello everyone,
    I am using Windows 8 Pro 64 bit.
    1. I want to know that do I have to first download Visual Studio 2012 and then install Visual Studio 2012 update 1 or do I just have to install Visual Studio 2012 update 1 and will that cover all the features of VS 2012 ??
    2. Next I want to know that if there is a 64bit version of Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate, because I am yet unable to find it ? Some people are saying that Microsoft only released the 32bit version, is that true ?


    Thank You.

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    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    Yes you'd have to install the main programme first and I don't believe it comes in 64-bit yet but there is a special version for Windows 8 here that supports both x86 and x64 architecture: Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 | Microsoft Visual Studio

    I don't use it myself so can't advise on how to get it working.
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    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    Yes you'd have to install the main programme first and I don't believe it comes in 64-bit yet but there is a special version for Windows 8 here that supports both x86 and x64 architecture: Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 | Microsoft Visual Studio

    I don't use it myself so can't advise on how to get it working.
    So first I download Visual Studio 2012 and then I use Visual studio update 1 right ???
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    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    Yes, that's the normal way of doing things.
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    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Thanks.
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    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    You're welcome.
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