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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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