# How do I get the PSDK working for VC++ 8.0 b2?

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1. ## How do I get the PSDK working for VC++ 8.0 b2?

Code:
```Step 3. Update the the Visual C++ Directories in the Projects and Solutions section in the Options dialog box.
In that section, you'll want to add the paths to the appropriate subsection:

Executable files - C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDK\Bin
Include files - C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDK\include
Library files - C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDK\lib

Note:  For Beta 2, you cannot set the Visual C++ Directories in the Options dialog of Visual C++ Express Edition. To work around this issue, you can update the Visual C++ Directories by modifying the VCProjectEngine.dll.express.config file located in the \vc\vcpackages subdirectory of the Visual C++ Express Edition install location. Please make sure that you also delete the file "vccomponents.dat" located in the "%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\VCExpress\8.0" if it exists before restarting Visual C++ Express Edition.```
Just tell that to some some random guy. Since I have beta 2, I open the VCProjectEngine.dll.express.config file. I get the following:

Code:
```<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<VCPlatformConfigurationFile
Version="8.00"
>
<Platform
Name="VCProjectEngine.dll"
Identifier="Win32"
>
<Directories
Include="\$(VCInstallDir)include;\$(VCInstallDir)PlatformSDK\include;\$(FrameworkSDKDir)include", "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDK\include"
Library="\$(VCInstallDir)lib;\$(VCInstallDir)PlatformSDK\lib;\$(FrameworkSDKDir)lib;\$(VSInstallDir);\$(VSInstallDir)lib", "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDK\lib"
Path="\$(VCInstallDir)bin;\$(VCInstallDir)PlatformSDK\bin;\$(VSInstallDir)Common7\Tools\bin;\$(VSInstallDir)Common7\tools;\$(VSInstallDir)Common7\ide;\$(ProgramFiles)\HTML Help Workshop;\$(FrameworkSDKDir)bin;\$(FrameworkDir)\$(FrameworkVersion);\$(VSInstallDir);\$(PATH)", "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDK\Bin"
Reference="\$(FrameworkDir)\$(FrameworkVersion)"
Source="\$(VCInstallDir)crt\src"
/>
</Platform>
</VCPlatformConfigurationFile>```
How am I suppose to update this? Where does my executable path go? Where does anything go? These directions are horrible. Is the path suppose to look like this: "...", "..."? Ontop of this discussion, do I dare ask how to put DirectX SDK on this?

Code:
`Please make sure that you also delete the file "vccomponents.dat" located in the "%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\VCExpress\8.0" if it exists before restarting Visual C++ Express Edition.`
Okay... and how can I access this path?