This section provides the operating system, PC, Visual C/C++ DLLs, and executable requirements for the MPI 4.02.
This MPI release is built to operate on Windows® XP, Vista, and Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit.
The PC must meet the minimum requirements specified by the Operating System manufacturer for CPU speed and RAM. Additionally, your PC will need 250 megabytes of available hard disk space.
Visual C/C++ DLLs
The MPI is built using Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, SP1
To verify if Service Pack 1 is installed:
In Visual Studio 2005, select Help / About Microsoft Visual Studio.
Distribution of Executables Compiled in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
Microsoft does not support distribution of Debug.dlls associated with Microsoft Visual 2005 to PCs which don’t have VS 2005 installed. Therefore, it is recommeneded that Release builds are used for distribution of executables complied in Visual Studio 2005. To confirm your Release build does not require a debug dll, configure your Release build settings in the Property Pages dialog to the following:
Preprocessor Configuration – Select Properties, Configuration Properties, C/C++, Preprocessor.
Precompiled Headers – Select Properties, Configuration Properties, C/C++, Precompiled Headers.
Code Generation – Select Properties, Configuration Properties, C/C++, Code Generation.
Note: to verify your Release executable is not attempting to use a debug dll, verify
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