inside windows debugging windows 8

In windows 8, is Visual Studio professional required to build the "Inside Windows Debugging" examples, because of changes to the integration of the driver development kit with visual studio ?
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    Sorry for the delay in responding. I've passed your message on to the author to see what he has to say about this. I'll let you know what I find out.

    Chris Olson
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  • No, Visual Studio isn't required for compiling the samples on Windows 8. In fact, the same procedure described in the introduction of the book works when you use Windows 8 as your development machine for building and running the samples.

    In particular, you can install the Windows 7 DDK (version 7.1) and its build environment would work just fine on Windows 8. Once installed, the rest of the compilation procedure is exactly the same as when using Windows 7 as your development machine: First, you launch a DDK build windows (using setenv.bat, as described in the step-by-step procedure from the book's introduction), then navigate to c:\book\code and run bcz (or the more verbose version of that command: build -cCZ).

    Tarik Soulami
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