vs 2010 setup guide
Here are the setup instructions for those of you who wish to work with Visual C++ 2010 Professional and the Express versions.
Download the Visual C++ 2010 Express Edition
navigate to the Express website here and download the express edition of the visual studio compiler. If you have trouble getting to the website, you can google "visual studio c++ express" to find the URL.
run the installer, and let it install to the default location.