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    If I buy the VS program from school (version 6.0 I believe) will I be able to upgrade to VS.NET (or whatever the new one is called)? How does that work?

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    I'm not sure. I only have the introductory version of VC++6. The difference between the two versions is significant because the whole structure of the operating system has changed with VS.NET. It's not just a compiler.
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    How about with MSVC++ 6.0 Pro? Would I be able to upgrade to new releases with this student version?

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    The simple answer is no. The only advantage of having the Pro version is if you keep your reciept and package, than you might get a rebate on VS.NET. There is no need to upgrade, just install the compiler and done. One major change in VS.NET is that fact that you will be required to install the .NET framework unless you have WinXP for which it is already part of the operating system. I'm going to mail you VC++6 introductory edition this afternoon if you still want it. I didn't get it in the mail yet because yesterday was a holiday and the day before was Sunday. Anyway the best thing that you could do is get a DVD drive and install VS.NET beta2. Other than that, install VC++6 because it is a CD, not at DVD and just use that for about a year, than upgrade to the real compiler, VS.NET.

    That's about enough questions about this that I'm willing to answer.
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    No no no. I mean if I get MSVC++ 6.0 Pro now will I be able to upgrade to the next version of MSVC++ (7.0) ?

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    Originally posted by Witch_King
    Anyway the best thing that you could do is get a DVD drive and install VS.NET beta2.
    I tried yesterday with a friends DVD drive. For some reason it wouldn't let me. The thing was really ........ing me off so I just said forget it. I'll just wait until you send me MSVC++

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    Okay I have the disk here, actually there is two disks but I don't know if the second disk needs to be used at all. When you install disk1 the operating system will re-boot, but you should not remove disk1 since after the re-boot the installation will immediately continue at which point it will install the library help files. So do not remove cd1 until after everything stops.

    I don't understand why VS.NET beta2 would not install if the DVD was installed correctly with the right drivers. Am I the only one who had no problems?
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    Originally posted by Witch_King
    I don't understand why VS.NET beta2 would not install if the DVD was installed correctly with the right drivers. Am I the only one who had no problems?
    When I tried it, Windows was giving me all these different errors. It was terrible.

    So about this version of MSVC++, is it the student version?

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    There is no student version. No such thing. The only student version of a Microsoft compiler will be VS.NET Academic version, and this is not available until the end of the year. I'm sending you the introductory version of VC++6.0

    You should go to www.msdn.microsoft.com or else www.microsoft.com to find out information about these things. Infact if you plan on using a Microsoft operating system and want to be a developer than get used to going to www.msdn.microsoft.com
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    Yeah, but there's learning editions of them (VS 6.0 products), isn't there?

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    VC++6 -Enterprise, Professional, Standard and Introductory editions.

    VS.NET Academic is the first MS compiler that will target students.
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    Whoops, my bad - I was thinking CodeWarrior... ::sighs:: It's been a long damn day, and it's only 1:00!

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