This might seem a stupid question and need, but I have a need to be able to access both FORTRAN and at least Visual Basic Express. Since FORTRAN is running under "a version" of Visual Studio, I was hoping that the two could coexist. I have run into problems with this in the distant past with Compaq's implementation of Fortran in Visual Studio. The folks over on the MSDN Visual Basic forums figuratively went "why would you want to do this....we don't know". So, here I am. I have read a PDF about Parallel Studio XE2011 and it makes reference that some other tools such as VB and C++ are there (makes sense since Intel is only interested in selling FORTRAN) but it did not go so far as to say they can't be run. I tried loading in VB Express, and PFFFFT, anything from VB seems to be suppressed. No project types or anything. All that is listed are "Other Visual Studio project types" besides the FORTRAN project types. So they question is Can I do what I want to do: Have VB exist and be acessible within Parallel Studio XE2011? Right now it would seem that the answer is no. Since VB runs in Visual studio, it would seem that if I have Parallel Studio XE2011 installed, I will not be able to have a separate Visual Studio instance installed.