The following are the minimum and recommended system requirements for installing Visual Studio. You must meet these...
requirements to install and run the IDE. Windows 98 is not supported. You can develop applications that will run on 98, but you must have Win2k, XP or NT 4 to run the IDE. System requirements for installing all Visual Studio .NET versions:
TProcessor PC with a Pentium II-class processor, 450 MHz
(recommended: Pentium III-class, 600MHz)
Windows NT 4.0 Workstation - 64 MB, Windows NT 4.0 Server - 160 MB
(recommended: 96 MB for Workstation, 192 MB for Server)
TWindows 2000 Professional - 96 MB; Windows 2000 Server - 192 MB
(recommended: 128 MB for Professional, 256 MB for Server)
TWindows XP Professional - 160 MB (recommended: 192 MB)
TWindows XP Home - 96 MB (recommended: 160 MB)
TAvailable hard disk space
600 MB on system drive, 3 GB installation drive
Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows NT 4.0
TCD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive required
Video 800 x 600, 256 colors (recommended: high color 16-bit)
Mouse Microsoft mouse or compatible pointing device
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