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After having a look at some code in the VS2005 CRT, I've noticed that it uses Unicode versions of several Windows functions whether you're actually using Unicode in your app or not. Also, the DLL runtimes use manifests. Does this cause problems with running on OSes without WinSxS (i.e. everything before XP) or OSes without native Unicode support (i.e. Win95/98/ME)? I'd test myself but the machines I have are all running XP.

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You can set it to not use Unicode in Project->Properties->Configuration Properties->General->Character set. Under linker options, in Optimization you can set Optimize for Windows 98 so I think it at least supports Windows 98.

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I use VS2005 under Windows 2000 SP4 and it works just fine!
Except that the latest DirectX SDK requires Windows XP...

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Well, I use VS .NET 2003 Pro, but is there a big difference in this case? But I run it on Win2000 Pro SP4 as well. I had to download the DXSDK Dec. 2004 Release because that's the last one that supported Win2000 I believe. =)

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