I've been coding DirectX 9 and 10 just fine using VS 2010 pro and decided to bite the bullet and make the migration to DirectX 11. The trick is that I'm running windows 7 x64 and want VS 2013 Express Update 3 so I can access all the wonderful new math.
So... I deleted every SDK and VS 2010 pro and installed VS 2013 Express update 3 for desktop. I've tried using it alone, as well as after installing Win 8.1 SDK so that the includes would be correct. What I've read said 2013 doesn't need the win SDK. I've read the boards for linking for the legacy dx, but I'm only concerned with getting files to run on win 7 using dx11. Either way, I've tried following tutorials using VS 2013 for DirectX 11 and can't seem to get the darn thing to work.
I know I'm not asking for the impossible. But if anyone out there has had to figure this mess out and found a solution, please help.