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Thread: Visual Studio 2008 upgrade on a PC having Visual Studio 2003

  1. #1
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    Jul 2008

    Question Visual Studio 2008 upgrade on a PC having Visual Studio 2003

    I have Visual Studio 2003, Framework 1.1 installed on my PC with several applications developed on this platform. Recently I had installed the trial version of Visual Studio 2008, Framework 3.5 and I want to upgrade this trial version to standard edition. At the same time, I don't want that I stop maintenance of my applications on VS 2003. My question is that if I purchase the upgrade for VS 2008, Framework 3.5 and install it on my pc, will I be able to continue using the VS 2003 too. Ultimately, I will "transfer" my VS 2003 applications to VS 2008, but that will take some time. Until then I want to be able to continue development on both versions simultaneously.

    Does anybody have an answer to this question?

  2. #2
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    Nov 2003
    Portland, OR
    Yes, you may use multiple versions of Visual Studio and the .NET Framework on the same PC.
    Phil Weber

    Please post questions to the forums, where others may benefit.
    I do not offer free assistance by e-mail. Thank you!

  3. #3
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    Jul 2008

    Thumbs up

    Thanks for putting my doubts at rest Phil. I was concerned about providing support for my existing applications on dotNET framework 1.1.

  4. #4
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    Apr 2007
    Sterling Heights, Michigan
    Just as further confirmation......At one point I had VS 2003 and VS2005 and VS6 on my machine and all three worked very happily together.

    At some point, I removed VS2003 simply because I wasn't using it for anything.

    However, I now have VS2005, VS2008 and VS6 running on the same machine, and like before, I have no contention issues at all.

  5. #5
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    Jul 2008


    Thanks guys. I have ordered my VS 2008 upgrade.

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