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VS2008 64 bit tools; compile 64 bit binaries in 32 bit windows

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 21, 2010    Points: 0   Category :.NET Framework
Can I compile 64 bit binaries of unmanaged c++ code using VS2008 on a virtual machine running 32 bit Win XP?

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Recently i have installed a fresh PC with VS 2008 version 9.0.30729.1 SP (.NET Framework V3.5 sp1).

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