Code Compare requirements are as follows:

  • .NET Framework 4.0, 4.5 or 4.6 installed.

You can download the required .NET Framework version here


.NET Framework 4.5 is pre-installed in Windows 8.

  • 40 MB of free hard disk space

  • Microsoft Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10

Compatibility with Microsoft Visual Studio

Code Compare is compatible with Visual Studio 2015, 2017, 2019 (except the Express editions).