System Requirements for Visual Studio .NET 2002

Requirements vary for different combinations of components within Visual Studio .NET. Review the table below to determine the minimum system requirements for installing Visual Studio .NET, which includes one version of the MSDN Library.

Visual Studio .NET (All Editions)


Minimum Requirements

Processor Personal computer (PC) with a Pentium II-class processor, 450 megahertz (MHz)
Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows® XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition*
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows NT® 4.0 Workstation
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Server

  • (Note: Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition and Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server are not supported)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    160 megabytes (MB) of RAM
  • Windows 2000 Professional
    96 MB of RAM
  • Windows 2000 Server
    192 MB of RAM
  • Windows NT 4.0 Workstation
    64 MB of RAM
  • Windows NT 4.0 Server
    160 MB of RAM
Hard Disk
  • Standard Edition
    2.5 gigabytes (GB) on installation drive, which includes 500 MB on system drive
  • Professional and Enterprise Editions
    3.5 GB on installation drive, which includes 500 MB on system drive
Drive CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
Display Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution monitor with 256 colors
Mouse Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device

* Limited functionality. Visual Studio .NET does not support creating ASP.NET Web applications or ASP.NET XML Web services when using Windows XP Home Edition.