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I installed Visual studio 2013 in my windows 8 pc

after that i am trying to install visual studio 2012 Professional

here the process(installation process)
Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Preparation
this message for long time i think it' gets stuck on "Preparing" at least from 1 hour i am getting same message after that i restarted my System?

Now it's showing like

Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Post-Clean Tool

this is also for long time what can i do please help me any one

Thanks a lot in advance
Ron Beyer 5-Nov-13 9:15am
Why do you need both? 2012 doesn't do anything that 2013 doesn't do... They can both target all the .NET frameworks, they both edit the same projects, so not sure why you would need both on your system?
Well, no, there are some situations when one would need both. So far, it never caused any problems...
After all, OP can try to remove both and try to install again, in other order or something...
Ron Beyer 5-Nov-13 13:08pm
I have both on my computer (+2010), and I can't see any functional difference. 2013 has some new editor/debugger features (showing reference counts in the editor for example) but they both open/edit the same projects even without conversion. The only thing I can see that's programmatically different is support for 8.1, but I think 2012 has a targeting pack for that.
Sure, I also often have at least two different versions, never had any problems.
Balu Balaji 5-Nov-13 23:08pm
okay i will do it
Albert Holguin 5-Nov-13 14:20pm
If you're building dll plug-ins for some software, you usually want to compile in the same version of the compiler that was used on the other end. I always have to juggle multiple versions of the compilers.
Albert Holguin 5-Nov-13 14:23pm
I don't know how I can help at this point... but in the future... ALWAYS install software in the order of release. For example, if you need 2012 and 2013, always install 2012 first and you'll never run into problems (well, never say never but less likely).
Balu Balaji 5-Nov-13 23:09pm
Albert Holguin 6-Nov-13 9:27am
Sorry... I found out the hard way too... I've always had to juggle multiple versions.

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Seems it is a know issue with the updater

Check this link out on the MS site.

I have the same issue, hope they sort it out.... :)

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