VS 2012

So I finally when and got VS 2012 Express so I can try out new C++11 features like auto.

Unfortunately, it crashes whenever I start it up, which is odd because I had no problems installing it on my other functionally identical laptop (both Windows 7, same specs, etc).

Tried googling but all I got were similar errors that were with different things like not being able to make a project or something.

This is a rather long shot, but anyone else run into this problem?

I use Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate and Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate, I never came across any problem like yours.

I am not jumping to any conclusions just yet but I would think that the installation procedure had few problems so it could not download few files therefore the visual studio crashes.

I highly recommend you re-install the VS2012 Express. I also suggest you also ask this question on MSDN they normally tend to have a lot of good members experienced in using VS2012 and other Visual Studio products.
If it still fails re-format\re-install your OS then try install it then.

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When I installed Visual Studio 2012, it didn't crash, but I did hit compatability issues. So I installed the following update:

Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 (KB2781514)

But it would also be worthwhile installing all available updates (if you haven't already done so.) As soon as I've installed a new Microsoft app, I run Windows Update to pick up all available updates, before using the app.

Description of Visual Studio 2012 Update 3

Visual Studio 2012 Update 3

But I do get quite a few Google hits when I search for "windows 7 visual studio 2012 crash startup" (though some are talking about the pre-release version.)


Visual Studio 2012 won't start

Visual Studio 2012 Crashes on Startup

Visual Studio 2012 Pro Crashes at Startup

VS 2013 should be out soon and it will be better than VS 2012 with regards to C++11. (They can only postpone its release until December anyway.)
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