, evildictaitor wrote

Anyway, this thread is getting old and boring. The long and short answer is that VS11 doesn't ship with XP as a backend, but that you can toolchain it with VS2010.

Microsoft has officially replied that they will take a look.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vcblog/archive/2012/04/18/10295093.aspx#10296691

quote from Steve Teixeira: "The ball is now in our court, and we will follow up on this issue in the coming weeks to talk about our plan for Dev11 RTM."