Visual Studio Service Packs

This is a discussion on Visual Studio Service Packs within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; I was looking through microsoft.com for any updates to software i have installed.. and i found out that Visual Studio ...

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    Visual Studio Service Packs

    I was looking through microsoft.com for any updates to software i have installed.. and i found out that Visual Studio 6 is up to service pack 6 now..

    Anyway, i downloaded it and i was wondering, do i need to installed all the previous service packs (1 through 5)? or just service pack 6? i couldnt find anything related to this on the site.

    Thanks in advance

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    Service packs are cumulative - they include everything in prior packs as well.
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    ah, the only reason i asked is because service pack 5 is around 150 mb or so and service pack 6 is 60mb.. well thanks for the help

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    Don't confuse a "Visual Studio" service pack with a "Visual C++" service pack.

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    Also, it's worth sticking with SP5 if you want to use the Processor Pack (compiler support for SSE2, SIMD and lots of other friendly acronyms AMD/Intel comes up with), because I think it won't let you install it with SP6.

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