The Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: RC provides documentation, samples, header files, libraries, and tools designed to help you develop Windows applications using both native (Win32®) and managed (.NET Framework) technologies.
The Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: RC provides the documentation, samples, header files, libraries, and tools (including C++ compilers) that you need to develop applications to run on Windows 7 RC and the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. To build and run .NET Framework applications, you must have the corresponding version of the .NET Framework installed. This SDK is compatible with Visual Studio® 2008, including Visual Studio Express Editions, which are available free of charge.
Please see the Release Notes for the full list of supported platforms, compilers, and Visual Studio versions and any late breaking issues. For detailed information about the content in this SDK, including a description of new content, please see the Getting Started section in the documentation.
- Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7
Windows 7 RC; Windows Server 2003; Windows Server 2008; Windows Vista; Windows XP Hard disk space – choose a disk drive with a minimum of 2.5 GB of free space. We highly recommend that you have your machine fully patched through Microsoft Update before beginning setup. The .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 tools and samples contained in this SDK require installation of the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 which is available with Visual Studio 2008 or a standalone install of the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.
For this release, the Windows SDK is available thru a DVD ISO image file so that you can burn your own DVD or web setup. Due to the large size of the ISO file, we highly recommend that you use a download manager tool to manage the ISO download. To verify that your download of the ISO file for the Windows SDK is correct, check that the CRC and file size match the following:
File Name: GRC1SDK_EN_DVD.iso
File Name: GRC1SDKX_EN_DVD.iso
File Name: GRC1SDKIAI_EN_DVD.iso
Please note if you are running a 64-bit version of Windows and Visual Studio 2008, please upgrade to Visual Studio 2008 SP1 before installing the Windows 7 SDK. This prevents an issue where some platform configuration choices are unavailable in Visual Studio’s New Project Platform and New Solution Platform dialogs.