Monday, April 16, 2012

Setting up CUDA in Windows and Visual C++ Express 2008 Addendum

With CUDA Toolkit 4.x, things are slightly different.

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The necessary files are under


The following procedure is credited to the user sdtougao from NVIDIA forums. This is what you need to build your projects correctly.
  • Copy the rules files, <NVIDIA GPU Computing Toolkit>\CUDA\v4.0\extras\visual_studio_integration\ rules to the VS2008 installation directory, <Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0>\VC\VCProjectDefaults
  • Open a SDK project in VS2008, for example clock.sln, open "custom build rule",select "NvCudaRuntimeApi.rules".
I don't even need to do the second step and SDK examples compile without errors. I can't know if that is related to my previous installation, though.


A registry key file is provided so that double-clicking on it adds the necessary keys to the registry without any extra effort.

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