Operating System: Windows 8.1 Mathematica: 8 In possession of: Visual Studio 2013 and 2015
Had to alter the visual studios driver file within CCompilerDriver application, add-on so that it found the path for VS12.
After Executing: Needs["CCompilerDriver`"]; CCompilers[Full] I see that the $Automatic is set to my VS12 compiler, but am unable to create a lib from any CompilationTarget->"C" attempt.
When I examined the visual studios driver file, it declares calls to a skd7vcvars; I've loaded sdk7 (which complains about .Net4 not being on the computer and cannot be loaded due to Windows 8.1) and this does not generate the above mentioned batch file. (and sdk8.1 doesn't because they stopped including compilers with later SDKs)
Any thoughts???? I'm dying here.