I have some old XNA 3.0 projects that used stuff that has totally been changed in XNA 4.0.

Really I just want to revisit some of my old code, dust it off and refactor it.

Can XNA 3.0 and XNA 4.0 be installed together in Visual Studio 2010, or will there be problems?

Should I just install C# Express Edition 2008 with XNA 3.0, and work with my old projects that way?


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While the XNA GameStudio frameworks can be installed side-by-side on the same Windows system, I don't think XNA GameStudio 3.x will work with Visual Studio 2010.

The good news (sort of) is, that you can install Visual Studio 2008 side-by-side with Visual Studio 2010. As a matter of fact, I have XNA 3.1, 4.0, and Visual Studio 2005, 2008, and 2010 all installed on my box right now.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I found Visual Studio 2008 here -- they redirected all the other links! \$\endgroup\$
    – bobobobo
    Sep 17, 2012 at 21:43
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    \$\begingroup\$ Also here is the ISO if you're interested. \$\endgroup\$ Sep 18, 2012 at 3:20

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