We require Windows users who want the Community Edition to install
the Visual Studio Community Edition with C++, prior to installing the
Windows Community Edition.
We do not support Visual Studio running our Community Edition compilers, as is in our PVF Professional Edition product.
Visual Studio has never run pgcc or pgc++, the PGI compilers.
We need the royalty free Windows utils to provide the command
only products pgfortran and pgcc. We do not currently have a C++
compiler for windows.
If you have download the Windows Visual Studio ‘express edition’,
even the PVF Professional product will fail to install. You must remove any express editions before installing the PGI compilers on
So remove any express edition VS or C++ installs, and make sure you
download the 2015 VS Community Edition, and enable C++ in it.
Then our command line compilers pgfortran and pgcc will work.