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02-09-2008, 08:06 PM
Has anyone gotten the new Windows SDK to install right? I do not have the Win32 API just all of the new Vista stuff. The setup keeps giving me an error when I try to select Developer Tools and Libraries. The entire thing is confusing because you can't really tell what is for Vista and what's for Win32.

This is annoying b/c now I cannot develop on my computer for Win32.

02-10-2008, 11:45 PM
Hi Bubba,

Maybe I can help you with your Windows SDK issues. I'm on the Windows SDK team at Microsoft. Please answer a few questions for me if you can:

1. What SDK are you trying to install? The newest Windows SDK is the RTM release of the Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5, released on Feb 5, 2008. Is that the SDK you're installing? Read about it on the Windows SDK Blog http://blogs.msdn.com/windowssdk/archive/2008/02/07/windows-sdk-rtms.aspx
2. What operating system are you trying to install on? This SDK is the one for you if you are developing on Windows Vista, XP, Server 2003 or Server 2008.
3. What platform architecture are you building on? This SDK supports development on X86, X64 and IA64.
4. Do you have Visual Studio installed on your machine? Do you know what SKU (Express version, VS Pro, VSTS?) and what release (2005 or 2008?). Visual Studio also installs some Windows SDK components, including the Developer Tools. If they’re already on your machine from a Visual Studio install, you may be blocked form installing them again. Do you have tool installed at C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.1\Bin or a similar path with a different version number? These tools could have been installed with Visual Studio.
5. What is the exact error message you’re getting, and when do you get it? Are any SDK components installing correctly?
6. You can send me your install log if you want; send to karinm at Microsoft.com
7. We have a blog post on troubleshooting SDK install and Setup here http://blogs.msdn.com/windowssdk/archive/2007/09/02/troubleshooting-sdk-download-setup-problems.aspx (http://blogs.msdn.com/windowssdk/archive/2007/09/02/troubleshooting-sdk-download-setup-problems.aspx)


K a r i n M e i e r
Windows SDK | Samples & Community PM

Dante Shamest
02-11-2008, 04:20 AM
I'm on the Windows SDK team at Microsoft.

Wow. An actual Microsoft insider.

Anyway shouldn't this be in the Windows Programming forum? ;)

02-11-2008, 06:25 AM
No, it's not a programming question. Should perhaps be on the tech board, but I'll leave that to Bubba.

02-11-2008, 12:18 PM
K a r i n M e i e r
Windows SDK | Samples & Community PM

oh hell Karin! I found this site http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/StickyNotes from your blog page, WOW! This is one amazing little tool. I know a bit offtopic but I'm glad I checked out your blog *lol*


02-11-2008, 08:43 PM
Never mind I got it to install. Had to uninstall the Windows SDK and then reinstall. I had a bad stick of memory in during the first install so it's anyone's guess what went wrong.