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  • Started 5 years ago by rupeshkp728
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rupeshkp728
Posts: 211

I have Visual Studio 2005 trial version which has a limitation of 90 days.
I am only interested in VC++ in the visual studio.
I wanted to know if the Visual Studio will stop working completely after 90 days or only some features of it will not be available after the trial period.
Will VC++ be available after the trial period without registering or buying ?

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thegeek
The Geek
Posts: 2059

I believe the trial version will end and you can't use it.

You should be able to use the command line compilers though. And if you are a student you might be able to get it for free anyway (you'll have to check)

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jmcguire
jmcguire
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If you are a student go here:
https://downloads.channel8.msdn.com/

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Do you definitely need the 2005? Because 2008 is free from msdn.

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jd2066
jd2066
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@Lighthouse: Visual Studio 2008 Express is free but the standard version is not. You would need to buy the retail version or get it though buying a MSDN subscription unless one is a student and then you can it for free.

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rupeshkp728
Posts: 211

Thanks jmcguire, Lighthouse and jd2066 for your replies.

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rupeshkp728
Posts: 211

I have seen two types of cd packets of visual studio 2005.
One pack has two cds while the other has five cds.
Whats the difference between these two cd pack and five cd pack.

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jmcguire
jmcguire
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Most likely it is the difference in Standard vs Professional, but I can't say for sure.

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LH
LH
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I second that. Having bought ms stuff before, in both versions, the pro version has about 3x the diskettes/cds, than the normal version.

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rupeshkp728
Posts: 211

thanks jmquire for the clue
I guess
Visual Studio 2005 Professional has 5 CDs
and
Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition has 2 CDs
Please correct if I am wrong ?

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jmcguire
jmcguire
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That would be the most likely case.

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