Windows SDK 7.1 first appeared in 2010.05. It has been 10 years since then. It was designed as an SDK for Windows 7, and many projects still use Windows 7 as the base support today. This is why these projects still want to use this 10 year old version as the most basic development base.

When Windows SDK 7.1 was released, the expected version of Visual Studio was VS2010, which is why SDK 7.1 projects always require VS 2010 support. This is also why it is so difficult to work with the latest versions of VS (2017 / 2019).


Allen Kuo (kwyshell)

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