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Added help to the Windows install section #184

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When attempting to install the Windows 7.1 SDK it may error without reason. This can be caused by having prior C++ 2010 redistributables installed. Uninstalling these redistributables will allow the Windows 7.1 SDK to install successfully.

References:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2717426
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1901279/windows-7-sdk-installation-failure

@jholloman jholloman Added help to the Windows install section
When attempting to install the Windows 7.1 SDK it may error without reason. This can be caused by having prior C++ 2010 redistributables installed. Uninstalling these redistributables will allow the Windows 7.1 SDK to install successfully.

References:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2717426
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1901279/windows-7-sdk-installation-failure
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    Added help to the Windows install section

    jholloman authored
    When attempting to install the Windows 7.1 SDK it may error without reason. This can be caused by having prior C++ 2010 redistributables installed. Uninstalling these redistributables will allow the Windows 7.1 SDK to install successfully.
    
    References:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2717426
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1901279/windows-7-sdk-installation-failure
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@@ -40,6 +40,7 @@ You will also need to install:
* Windows XP/Vista/7:
* Microsoft Visual Studio C++ 2010 ([Express][msvc2010] version works well)
* For 64-bit builds of node and native modules you will _**also**_ need the [Windows 7 64-bit SDK][win7sdk]
+ * If the install fails, try uninstalling any C++ 2010 x64&x86 Redistributable that you have installed first.
* If you get errors that the 64-bit compilers are not installed you may also need the [compiler update for the Windows SDK 7.1]
* Windows 8:
* Microsoft Visual Studio C++ 2012 for Windows Desktop ([Express][msvc2012] version works well)
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