Continuing the discussion from Unable to Install Microsoft Visual Studio 2010:
Today I was finally able to get Visual Studio 2010 Express installed on Windows 10, and working for compiling the SketchUp Ruby C Examples repo. Here’s a brief outline of the steps I went through. Your results may very.
####1. Download & Install VS 2010 Express Edition
The download is an .iso image which needs to be burned to a CD or mounted as a virtual disc drive before it can be installed.
####2. Download & Install WIndows SDK 7.1
However, the SDK would not install and I could not continue until I performed this registry tweak. Do this at your own risk.
Here is the problem dialog:
####3. Download & Install Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1
####4. Visual C++ 2010 Service Pack 1 Compiler Update for the Windows SDK 7.1
Finally, for the x64 target only I had to set the Platform Toolset from vc100 to Windows7.1SDK. This was due to the linker not finding “kernel32.lib”, which looks like a simple path issue, although I haven’t looked into it yet.
Hope this helps someone.