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Visual Studio 2012 do not support windows XP and Microsoft Store does not seem to sell VS 2010 anymore, any idea how can I use Visual Studio Professional for development in Windows XP?

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You can buy a MSDN subcription and be able to download every MS development environment as far back as QuickBasic 4.5. –  jfrankcarr Oct 23 '12 at 14:11
But I need to renew the subscription every year? –  user69715 Oct 23 '12 at 14:26
XP is now ~12 years old and MS has stated its time to move on for a long time, its time to upgrade to windows 7 or be an early adopter of windows 8 –  Ryathal Oct 23 '12 at 14:35
Visual Studio 2012 DOES support XP in the latest patch , see blogs.msdn.com/b/vcblog/archive/2012/10/08/10357555.aspx although there are some issues –  JohnB Oct 23 '12 at 16:00
@Ryathal: ...assuming that business requirements and budget allow such an upgrade. –  FrustratedWithFormsDesigner Oct 23 '12 at 17:09

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In Short: use virtual machine (VM).

Once VM machine is ready for installation on your desktop, you may install windows 7 OS and VS2012 on top of it. Then target .NET Framework of your choice from there on.

These seems to be the most maintainable way, as we do use that for some projects in support mode.

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I would still need a Windows 7 VM, wouldn't I? –  user69715 Oct 23 '12 at 13:51
I have covered that in answer, yeap. –  Yusubov Oct 23 '12 at 13:54

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