Need to add XNA to Visual Studio 2012 (by way of VS 2010) but can't

Good afternoon,

For school I need to add XNA to Visual Studio 2012. I understand that the XNA SDK is not directly compatible with VS 2012, but by installing it to 2010 I can then pull the libraries over to 2012.

I attempted to install the XNA sdk into 2010 but was notified I needed to install Service Pack 1 first. Did that and now when I attempt to add the sdk I get compatibility error messages (i.e. "cannot run in compatibility mode"). I'm assuming this is due tot he fact that I'm running Windows 7. How can I work around this issue?

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DavidConnect With a Mentor PresidentCommented:
Create a virtual machine using the free VMWare VM player for windows.  Run your same Win7 licensed O/S inside the VM.  then you can do a fresh install of VS2010, add the patches and SP, then XNA.   (Yes, not  the best solution, but i do this sometimes when I need to do a complicated installation as a sandbox to check out all prerequisites.  Then I take snapshots at known-good points, and build from there.

If an  update breaks something, I just use one of the backups and continue
ZoppoConnect With a Mentor Commented:

here you can find a readme with a possible workaround for this in chatper 2.1.10:

If this doesn't help you should google for something like install xna cannot run in compatibility mode, you'll find sites with more info/discussions about this problem like these:

Hope this helps,

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