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MS Platform SDK install trouble & SDL

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So, I've been having difficulty using SDL with MSVC8 Express, but I'm determined to do it because I love the new IDE. I get a linker error for uuid.lib, which I thought was part of the platform SDK. So, I decide to download the PSDK for VC8, but when I run it, it tells me it can't find visual studio to install itself onto. I'm at work right now, so I can't give you the exact message, but I get the feeling that there are some flags I have to turn on before I try to install the PSDK. My main question is about the PSDK if anyone is familiar with it. What all do I have to do before I install it? Is uuid.lib a part of the SDK, or am I just chasing after false solutions? I'm using MSVC8 Express (the free download) on WinXP Pro SP2. I also have installed MSVC7 Professional, which includes the SDK from 2003. I had Code::Blocks installed, but uninstalled it just recently. My processor is an AMD Athlon XP, so I know I'm using the right SDK package. Thanks in advance for your help.

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Original post by SiCrane
uuid.lib is in the lib folder of my platform SDK installation. I can't say anything about the rest.


Thanks, SiCrane. What IDE are you using? Did it come with the SDK or did you have to install it yourself? msdn directs me to a PSDK that says it's for Windows Server 2003 but lists WinXP under compatible OSs, so I don't know if that has anything to do with it.

I searched msdn, but couldn't find any articles dealing with setup issues with the SDK. I hope someone with more experience in this area can help me out.

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This is with the latest Platform SDK installation, which was labeled the 2003 Server Edition. And this is an XP machine (technically a Tablet PC, but it's XP SP2 based). I have no idea about diagnosing Platform SDK installation problems because I've never encountered them before. Sorry.

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Hi

try to download the Windows Server 2003 SP1 Platform SDK Full Download instead. I had the same problem and solved it by install the full version.
Once it's done follow theses instructions from step 3 to 5 (skip step 1 and 2).

Good Luck :)


Thanks a bunch! I'm at work right now, so I'll have to wait awhile to try it. If it doesn't work out, I'll be back!

Ratings++, by the way.

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