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Hello readers ! This is my first question on code project.
Here is my very simple problem. I want to download Visual Studio but the latest version is not compatible with my computer. So, I want to download the older version. I have read the hardware description for Visual Studio 2017, 2015, 2013, 2012 and 2010. Here is my system information:

CPU: Genuine Intel 2410 @ 1.60GHz
RAM: 1.0 GB
Graphics card: Gallium 3D (OpenGL 3.0 and DirectX 11.0 compatible)

Some of you might be thinking this is a very bad requirement for VS but I am running Blender 2.74 smoothly on my PC. So can anyone of you guys suggest me what version of Visual Studio should I use? Thank you for your important time.

What I have tried:

I have searched the internet for a suitable version of VS but couldn't find what I was looking for.
I asked the same question on Quora but I didn't get suitable answer.
Updated 22-Jul-20 8:20am
KarstenK 23-Jul-20 1:24am    
Less than 4 GB RAM is pain in the ass. Even 8 GB and 16 GB are making some difference. Be aware that such a slow machine is costing your time and hinders you to develop your code.

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According to MS, yes: Visual Studio 2013 System Requirements | Microsoft Docs[^]

But ... Would I want to do that? No - probably not. 1GB RAM was a slug with just Win 7: start throwing Win 10 and VS into it and you are going to be thrashing the HDD to death with paging. Even Win 7 in 1GB was painful!

I'd strongly suggest it's time to upgrade: you'll need a bigger HDD as well, almost certainly so I'd look for a good cheap Windows Box second hand on FleaBay, Gumtree, or Craigslist. Your proceeccor is what? Ten years old? And i5 2410M was a mobile device so it's a lot more concerned with power saving than performance.
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VD-Flash 23-Jul-20 0:25am    
So, if I cannot run Visual Studio 2013 then which version should be suitable for me (2012 / 2010 / 2008) ? I have windows 7 (32-bit) and I am running Blender 2.74
[no name] 23-Jul-20 1:19am    
2010, if I remember, ran "well". 1GB may be enough if all you're doing is VS and some C++, but if you need a database server, etc. then the "paging" starts in earnest.
VD-Flash 23-Jul-20 1:33am    
Ok, that's great. Thank you for your answer. And yes, can you also please tell me which version of .NET framework should I have to run VS 2010 ?
OriginalGriff 23-Jul-20 2:04am    
It will add its own when you install.
OriginalGriff 23-Jul-20 2:03am    
The problem is that you're trying to run "greedy" software on hardware that was underspecified when it was produced - even for 2010, 1GB was a small amount of memory, and that implies that the rest of the hardware is going to be poor as well.
So check the HDD as well: chances are it's going to be too small to get much on.

I'd back it up, try VS2010 and if that's too slow restore, and try VS2008.

But seriously, I'd look for less "vintage" hardware! It's going to be painful running anything "modern" on that.

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