OpenCL - Starting point for Windows Vista (64-bit System)

I am starting my studies in OpenCL and was able to run Nvidia’s sample source codes using Visual Studio 2008 with OpenCL framework. Steps to setup the environment are rather complex and I would like to share my experience. I hope the information is useful for newbees (like myself). The following are steps to setup the framework in 64-bit Windows Vista.

  1. Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 with 64-bit supports.
  2. Download Nvidia drivers for 64-bit Windows, and GPU Computing SDK code samples and more from the following link:

Notes: Before installing Nvidia SDKs, users make sure to uninstall any previous version of SDK. Also, the antivirus software must be disabled while installing Nvidia driver or else the driver cannot be installed correctly.