Windows 8

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Windows 8 will eventually support compiling mozilla-central and related repositories and products. This page documents the steps to get a working Windows 8 development environment.

Installing Windows 8

The Windows 8 Developer Preview can be obtained from http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/home/.

If you want to run Windows 8 on Virtualbox, see http://www.groovypost.com/howto/inst...vm-virtualbox/.

Installing Windows 8 is pretty straightforward for an OS install. These instructions assume you know how to do that.

Install Developer Tools

As with the existing Windows 7 development steps, you'll need to install a number of prerequisites.

Visual Studio 2011

The Visual Studio 2011 Developer Preview can be downloaded from https://www.microsoft.com/download/e...ng=en&id=27543. The download there is just a simple installer which will download and install the real components. When you install VS2011, have something else to do because it takes a long time.

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<p>Windows 8 will eventually support compiling mozilla-central and related repositories and products. This page documents the steps to get a working Windows 8 development environment.</p>
<h2>Installing Windows 8</h2>
<p>The Windows 8 Developer Preview can be obtained from <a class=" external" href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/home/" rel="freelink">http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/home/</a>.</p>
<p>If you want to run Windows 8 on Virtualbox, see <a class=" external" href="http://www.groovypost.com/howto/install-windows-8-vm-virtualbox/" rel="freelink">http://www.groovypost.com/howto/inst...vm-virtualbox/</a>.</p>
<p>Installing Windows 8 is pretty straightforward for an OS install. These instructions assume you know how to do that.</p>
<h2>Install Developer Tools</h2>
<p>As with the existing Windows 7 development steps, you'll need to install a number of prerequisites.</p>
<h3>Visual Studio 2011</h3>
<p>The Visual Studio 2011 Developer Preview can be downloaded from <a class=" link-https" href="https://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&amp;id=27543" rel="freelink">https://www.microsoft.com/download/e...ng=en&amp;id=27543</a>. The download there is just a simple installer which will download and install the real components. When you install VS2011, have something else to do because it takes a long time.</p>
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