What windows and vistual studio to get


#1

I've been developing on mac and now it is soon time to port to windows. I need to buy a windows computer anyhow ( a cheap one) so now I have the chance to buy "the right" one.

I suppose visual studio express of some version is the one to go, visual studio "real stuff" seems really expensive.

I want to compile for 32 and 64 bit and want the users to be able to run the plugs on XP up to win8 if possible.

Would it be ok to buy a computer with 64bit win8 and still build for older win versions on 32 bit?


#2

Windows 8 + VS 2012 ( may VS 2013 )

>Would it be ok to buy a computer with 64bit win8 and still build for older win versions on 32 bit?

yes 

But i would forget XP compatiblity, ist just too old, even MS will drop support for XP this year.