The RTM release of the Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 is now available for download in either ISO or Web Setup format. The Web setup format allows you to install a specific subset of the SDK you select without having to download the entire SDK.
The DVD ISO setup format allows you to download the entire SDK to install later or on a different computer. This release of the SDK provides three ISO choices. Choose the ISO that matches your needs:
Use the X86 ISO If you are installing the SDK on a computer with a 32-bit operating system.
Use the X64 ISO if you are installing the SDK on a computer with a 64-bit operating system.
Use the IA64 ISO if you are installing the SDK on a computer with a 64-bit operating system and an Itanium processor.
Compatibility and support:
· Operating Ssystems: You can install this SDK on and/or create applications for Windows 7, Server 2008 R2, Server 2008, XPSP3, Vista, and Windows Server 2003 R2.
· Platform architecture: you can install this SDK on and/or create applications for platform chipsets X86, X64, and IA64 (Itanium).
· .NET Framework: you can use the SDK resources to create applications that target .NET Framework versions 2.0, 3.0, or 3.5SP1.
· Visual Studio: you can use the resources in this SDK with Visual Studio versions 2005 and 2008, including Express editions.
Please check out the top-level Getting Started section in the SDK documentation for a full description of what’s new in the SDK as well as recent posts to this blog – such as New Win32 Samples in Windows SDK for Windows 7: Windows User Interface or New Tools in Windows SDK for Windows 7.
If you are having problems downloading or installing this SDK, read Troubleshooting Windows 7 SDK Download/Install.
Stayed tuned to the Windows SDK blog as well as the Windows SDK MSDN Developer Center over the coming weeks for more information about the Windows SDK. As always, please look over the Release Notes for a description of known issues before you install the SDK.
Barry R. Butterklee
Windows SDK Release PM
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