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Does VS.NET work on XP Home Edition?

I am trying to install Visual Studio .NET on XP Home. I get a message that I can't install without first installing FrontPage server extensions, which would require me to install IIS -- which is not supported on XP Home. What's the deal here? Do I have to have XP Professional to install Visual Studio .NET?!
According to Microsoft's system requirements page, XP Home is supported, but you can't create ASP.NET applications or XML Web services. I think all you'll have to do is cancel out of the dialog asking you to install FrontPage server extensions and you should be all set.

This was first published in September 2003

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