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Visual Studio performance tools in Visual Studio 2005, Visual Studio 2008, and Visual Studio 2010 are not supported in Windows 8

Introduction
Visual Studio performance tools in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, and Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 are not supported on a computer that is running Windows 8.
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You can use one of the following supported methods in order to use Visual Studio performance tools.

Method 1

Use the Visual Studio performance tools that are in Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 on a computer that is running Windows 8.

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
DownloadDownload the Remote Tools for Visual Studio 2012 package now.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Method 2

Use the Visual Studio performance tools that are in Visual Studio 2005, Visual Studio 2008, or Visual Studio 2010 on a computer that is running Windows 7.
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For more information about how to use profiling command line tools on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, go to the following MSDN website:
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Article ID: 2748309 - Last Review: 09/09/2014 17:05:00 - Revision: 1.0

  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8 Enterprise
  • Windows 8 Pro
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition with MSDN Premium Subscription
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition with MSDN Professional Subscription
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Premium
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate
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