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Installing FxCop on Windows 8

Installing FxCop On Windows 8

I was trying to install FxCop on my Windows 8 machine today, but the online documentation asks you to install Windows SDK 7.1, and that errors out. I was finally able to figure out a way to install it.

  1. Download the SDK ISO for your CPU architecture.
  2. Open the ISO file in Windows Explorer and navigate to Setup\WinSDKNetFxTools_{CPU_architecture}\
  3. Copy the file with name starting with WinSDK_FxCopSetup.exe (In my case it was WinSDK_FxCopSetup.exe_all_enu_1B2F0812_3E8B_426F_95DE_4655AE4DA6C6) to another location and rename it to WinSDK_FxCopSetup.exe.
  4. Run this executable to install FxCop.
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