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  • Visual Studio 2008 on Windows 7

    I recently got a new workstation with Windows 7.  I thought I would share a few issues I have run into in switching my Visual Studio development environment over to the new workstation.  As I run into interesting new problems, I might post more about them.

    • Visual Studio seems to put some temporary files in different locations on Windows 7 which created some security settings issues. Although, I don't like it, I had to allow Everyone read/write access to the C:\Users\thabing\AppData\Local\Temp folder. I tried giving the Local Service and Network Service groups access, but it didn't seem to help.
    • Also, when I move a Visual Studio solution to the new machine, I have to manually edit the *.sln solution file to change any absolute paths which are required for SourceSafe integration.
#1 Dec 10, 2009 2:36 pm quote
Tom, Which version of Visual Studio are you running? I'm guessing 2008? Given that MS only list 2008 as being compatible with Vista and XP (and not 7), I'm pleasantly surprised it works at all! :)

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