Installing Visual Studio 2005 Std Ed, SQL Server 2005 Expr./Compac

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Stéphane, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. Stéphane

    Stéphane Guest


    I just bought a new HP laptop equiped with Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2Go
    DDR2 memory and Windows VISTA Home premium edition.

    Having played around with it for 2 weeks now, I'm looking forward to
    install Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition along with SQL Server 2005
    Express and Compact Editions.

    When I have to choose between the different version of install programs
    available on the NET, I'm not quite sure which one is the most suitable for
    the configuration I currently have. Which must I choose IA64, x64 or x86?

    Thanks in advance,

    Thanks in advance.
    Stéphane, Apr 27, 2007
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  2. Stéphane

    pvdg42 Guest

    You need the version compatible with your OS. Your hardware has nothing to
    do with it.

    So, do you have the 32 or 64 bit version of Vista Home Premium?

    If it's 32, choose x86. If it's 64, choose x64.
    pvdg42, Apr 27, 2007
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  3. Stéphane

    Stéphane Guest


    Maybe my answer might be silly, but how do I check if it is 32 or 64 bits?
    You caught me on this one!

    Stéphane, Apr 27, 2007
  4. Stéphane

    pvdg42 Guest

    I would have thought the documentation or media that came with your new HP
    would have that information, but you can open your start menu, then
    right-click on Computer. The dialog that appears will show the edition of
    Vista you are running, and if it's 64 bit, it will say so. If there's no
    mention of 64 bit , you have 32 bit.
    Please note the above is to the best of my recollection, as I've not seen a
    64 bit installation in over a month. I'm sure somebody here will correct me
    if I'm wrong :)
    pvdg42, Apr 27, 2007
  5. Stéphane

    Stéphane Guest


    Many thanks for sharing infos. Following your suggestion, I went into
    "control panel" then "System and maintenance" and finally "System" and could
    see well detailed that my operating system is 32 bits.

    Thanks again, case closed!

    Stéphane, Apr 28, 2007
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