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This article describes a General Distribution Release (GDR) update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) that adds compatibility support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 and for Windows 8.
Additionally, the GDR update includes cumulative compatibility fixes that are described in the "More Information" section.
After you apply the GDR update, the following Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Test Tools features are improved for Windows 8:
This GDR update also fixes the following issues in Visual Studio 2010.
You may encounter one of the following issues in Visual Studio 2010:
Consider the following scenario:
When you run a load test together with a network type other than the local area network (LAN) profile on a computer this is running Windows 8, the network emulator driver causes the operating system to crash.
Update informationA supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
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For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/119591/ )How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
PrerequisitesTo apply this hotfix, you must have Visual Studio 2010 SP1 installed.
Download Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (Installer) now.
Restart requirementYou do not have to restart the computer after you install the hotfix if the affected files are not being used during the installation. We recommend that you close all Visual Studio 2010-related components before you install the hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfix.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Article ID: 2736182 - Last Review: March 18, 2013 - Revision: 3.0
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