Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate on Windows 8 Consumer Preview

A word of warning - If, like me, you thought:

“I haven’t got time to upgrade my Windows 8 version but I’ll quickly upgrade Visual Studio 11 Beta to Visual Studio 2012 RC”

Then hold on, don’t uninstall VS 11 Beta just yet!

If you take a look at the system requirements for the Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate they show that the version of Windows 8 required is the Release Preview not the Consumer Preview.




If you attempt to install on Windows 8 Consumer Preview you will get the error message:

Setup blocked. The .Net Framework installed on this machine does not meet the minimum required version: 4.5.50501.




Comments (8)

  1. Ahmed Alzayani says:

    Yup , i just just tried to install VS 2012 RC in my Win8 CP and failed 🙂

  2. Chintan Shah says:

    i also tried to install on my WIN8 CP but i failed…

  3. Aykut Bal says:

    oh, great. i've just uninstalled 2011. is there any workaround for this?

  4. Shad says:

    Can you install mu_.net_framework_4.5_rc_x86_x64_web_installer_865839.exe to solve the problem? I haven't tried.

  5. jan says:

    nope, it says that .NET 4.5 is part of the OS and doesn't need to be installed

  6. Alex Salnikov says:

    Thanks it solved my problem. MSFT as always have ten thousand versions, patches, name changes and web site links so confusing.

    i wish i saw that i have "consumer preview" before 🙁

  7. Arun Kumar says:

    Can i download an install Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate on win 7 os and then make apps for win 8 ?

  8. Mai Omar Desouki says:

    Is it supported on Windows Server 8 beta datacenter?

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