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I am new to coding, learning C#. I am using various resources to learn with and one book that came highly recommended has a project that I am having an issue getting setup. The book is dated using VS 2013 and wants me to create a blank app project for Windows 8. I am using VS 2019. It only lets me create the blank app project for Windows 10 version 1809, I have version 1803 and it won't display without updating Windows. Is there not a way to create this or something for older versions of Windows using VS 2019?

What I have tried:

I have tried creating a Blank App (Universal Windows). It will not let me do this without updating to Windows 10 version 1809.
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Updated 10-May-19 8:04am
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F-ES Sitecore 10-May-19 13:29pm    
I wouldn't worry about it, just create whatever blank app your VS supports. It's highly unlikely whatever code the book uses won't be valid for later versions.
billy_caul 10-May-19 13:45pm    
Thanks. Maybe my question wasn't well worded but the problem is that the Blank App I am trying to create says that it can't be displayed without updating Windows 10 v 1803 to Windows 10 v 1809.

The simplest solution might be to install VS 2013: Download Older Visual Studio Software | Visual Studio - Visual Studio[^] - I have both 2013 and 2019 installed on this computer without problems (though I loaded 2013 first, not 2019)
 
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Universal Windows apps requires updated version of Windows 10.

For older versions of Windows you should try another type of project. If .NET Framework is not in the options, you should rerun the visual studio installer and modify your existing installation. Choose .NET Desktop Enviroment workload which will allow you to create console apps, windows forms and wpf applications.
 
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