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This article describes a hotfix for the Visual Studio 2010 debugger. This hotfix enables the Visual Studio 2010 debugger to access the Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) on a computer that is running Windows 7 Services Pack 1 (SP1) Beta or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta, even though the Windows APIs for accessing the extended context record are changed.
A 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:
Note 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.
To download this hotfix from the MSDN Code Gallery, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The MSDN Code Gallery displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language listed, it is because the Code Gallery resource page is not available for that language.
Alternatively, you can download this hotfix from the following Microsoft Connect Web site:
You must have Visual Studio 2010 installed to apply this hotfix.
You do not have to restart the computer after you install the hotfix if there is no instance of Visual Studio is being used.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
For more information about Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta, visit the following Microsoft website: