Configuring Microsoft Visual Studio* for 64-bit Applications

If you are using Microsoft Visual Studio 2005* or 2008 and will be developing 64-bit applications (for the Intel® 64 or IA-64 architectures) you may need to change the configuration of Visual Studio to add 64-bit support.

"If you do not have 64-bit support you may receive an error message such as: Build fails with message: Intel Visual Fortran Compiler for x64 not installed. Tools, options Intel Fortran, Compilers has no entry for x64."

If you are using Visual Studio 2005/2008 Standard Edition or Visual Studio 2008 Shell, no configuration is needed to build Intel® 64 architecture applications. For other editions:

•1.    From Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs, select "Microsoft Visual Studio 2005" (or 2008) > Change/Remove.  The Visual Studio Maintenance Mode window will appear. Click Next.

•2.    Click Add or Remove Features

•3.    Under "Select features to install", expand Language Tools > Visual C++

•4.    If the box "X64 Compiler and Tools" is not checked, check it, then click Update.  If the box is already checked, click Cancel.

To use Microsoft Visual Studio 2005/2008 Team System Edition to build applications to run on IA-64 architecture systems, follow the above steps and ensure that the box "Itanium Compiler and Tools" is checked.

To build a 64-bit program using Visual Studio, create a 64-bit project using the steps in this article.

For more complete information about compiler optimizations, see our Optimization Notice.


Looking for a simple C++ compiler for windows and i find this. how strange, wish i could just bring my linux machine...yuck~~~

Best to post problems like this on our forums where they can be addresses by support engineers real time. A thread exists to address this issue:

(Probably, the following is not an issue, but just the effect of ignorance on my part. Would greatly appreciate your advice!)

I am trying to use your Intel(R) C++ Compiler for Windows (ver. w_cc_p_10.1.029) to develop applications for a 64 bit platform. (XEON E5335 @ 2.00GHz 2.00GHz) Installation completes successfully, but upon opening the MS V-Studio 2008 IDE, the following message is displayed:

Package Load Failure

Package 'Intel C++ Compiler Integration Package, Tool Option' has failed to load properly (GUID = {477A1EE1-A43E-A4250-A512-A0DF1F30891E}). Please, contact package vendor for assistance. Application restart is recommended, due to possible environment corruption.

I have repeatedly installed and uninstalled the compiler, but the message remains the same. I also have made Repair installations of the MS IDE.

Thanks and greetings,

Laszlo Kruppa

Thanks Andrey for the link. I see you have some screen shots of how to set the x64 libraries (once installed) in Micosoft Visual Studio in the article. We also have some screen shots in the Intel(R) Compiler Documentation for reference.

Seven Steps of Migrating a Program to a 64-bit System